The Agnes Irwin School, an all-girls' Pre-K through 12th-grade independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs, is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being.
The Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) is a signature program at The Agnes Irwin School. The Center is the ‘superpower’ of the school, equipping faculty, staff and administrators with the tools they need to create a teaching and learning environment that puts what is best for girls at the center of all that we do. The Center also provides programming, internally and through external strategic partnerships and research, for students in Pre-K through 12 that responds to the needs of girls and provides them with the knowledge, skills and competencies as learners and leaders striving to live a legacy.
Currently, The Agnes Irwin School is seeking a Director of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning to join the Center for the Advancement of Girls. This position will serve as the leader in identifying strategic regional, national, and global external partners that support and enrich our academic program. Working collaboratively with the Assistant Head of School and the Center's Director of Programs, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning will support division leadership in implementing and executing global special studies programming, on campus and through travel and/or exchange to countries around the world. With a focus on advancing girls and women, the Director will establish meaningful partnerships with external organizations and leverage those relationships to identify research which will inform the designing of programming for students, faculty & staff and families that is aligned with the school's mission and strategic goals. In collaboration with the Director of Programs, the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Experiential Learning helps execute the vision of the Center for the Advancement of Girls.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop sustainable regional, national and global strategic partnerships with nonprofit agencies, colleges & universities, research facilities, corporations, and organizations that expand programming and opportunities for AIS students, Pre-K to 12th grade
Collaborate with the Assistant Head of School, Division Directors, and Department Chairs to envision and articulate a Global Special Studies Program that aligns with the School's curricular goals and furthers the mission of CAG and the School.
Enhance the School's service learning initiatives by identifying meaningful partnerships and establishing relationships with the support of the divisional service learning coordinators.
Oversee all aspects of implementing the Special Studies Program (SSP) including communication, reviewing of proposals, facilitating independent projects, managing travel, and managing SSP funds.
Research and coordinate the feasibility and implementation of Global Exchange Programs for students and faculty.
Design, implement, and evaluate programming for all school constituencies that executes the mission of the School and the vision of CAG in collaboration with the Director of Programs
In collaboration with the Director of Programs, identify and synthesize research as needed by the Assistant Head and in support of the academic program.
Contribute to the teaching and learning community by teaching classes related to advancing women and girls as needed on an annual basis.
Successful candidates will possess:
Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of two years of related experience, preferably in an academic or research institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; Master's degree preferred
Prior experience with service learning, global studies or exchange programs desired
Prior teaching, coaching, or advising experience desired
Outstanding communications, organizational, collaboration and interpersonal skills required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as dictated by programs and School activities is required
This is a 12 month position, eligible for paid time off and school holidays.
The Agnes Irwin School does not discriminate in any term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law.
About The Agnes Irwin School
The Agnes Irwin School is a Pre-K through 12, all-girls' school located in Rosemont, PA