SIG Day Programs: Assistant Director

Job Description

The goal of SIG is to provide an exceptional three week experience by creating a community of student learners who share common interests, abilities, and goals. It is the team responsibility to promote a safe environment for students to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The Assistant Director aids in the supervision of students and staff . He assists with program operations including academic and financial responsibilities in accordance with the set policies and procedures for SIG; as well as all state regulations for seasonal programs.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Day Program and the assigned Program Director.


  • A Master’s degree or higher is preferred
  • A minimum of three years of administrative or supervisory experience in an educational institution; seasonal recreational or academic program
  • A degree or specialization in public administration, business or education
  • A minimum of three years experience working with or teaching academically gifted students
  • A knowledge of financial record keeping of cash receipts and cash disbursements
  • Awareness of State Regulations for recreational or academic programs
  • Business acumen needed to operate and to direct the social, emotional, and financial needs of a gifted and talented academic program
  • A professional and collegial approach to educational programs
  • Certified in first aid/CPR (preferred)


  1. Provides leadership and integrity in all decisions.
  2. Assists in the operations of the SIG program in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the Summer Institute for the Gifted.
  3. Adheres to the policies and procedures in the Assistant Director/Director's Manual.
  4. Attends all meetings as assigned by the Program Director and Director of Day Program.
  5. Assists in the direction and command of all emergencies during the SIG program.
  6. Maintains confidentiality related to business operations and abides by HIPAA regulations.
  7. Interacts with students and staff informally on a regular basis to develop an understanding of students’ individual academic levels, and social and emotional needs.
  8. Assists with the oversight of the extended care program.
  9. Assists with the planning and implementation of the closing ceremony. Takes photographs of students during program to prepare slideshow for the closing ceremony.
  10. Assists Director with instructor observations and review of student performance reviews.
  11. Is responsible for the dissemination of information including campus newsletter and parent notices.
  12. Assists Director with training of day program staff prior to the start of the session.

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The Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.