Campus Director

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Education
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • All School

The Campus Director at PlayThrive School for Mandarin whole child education will partner closely with the Head of School to foster a positive learning environment that develops students socially, emotionally, physically and academically.


They are the key external face of PlayThrive in the community and will enjoy connecting and networking with parents, other educators, and members of the greater public to share the value that PlayThrive brings to the community.


The ideal candidate will be comfortable wearing many hats and have the ability to approach problems and difficult discussions from multiple angles to find an optimal solution. They should be comfortable analyzing return on investment and communicating value when it presents in non-tangible forms (community perception, student well being, etc.). PlayThrive’s Campus Director will support the continual advancement of whole child and social and emotional learning objectives and always demonstrate behavior that is positive, professional, ethical, and responsible.


The role is accountable to the PlayThrive Board of Directors and attendance and reporting at monthly meetings is required.


Strategic Responsibilities

  • Ensure program alignment to PlayThrive’s mission and strategic goals
  • Engage with parents to communicate strategic objectives, report on program performance, and share upcoming events
  • Collaborate with VP of Communications (Board position) to define communication strategy for the school
  • Advocate to Head of School and PlayThrive Board for strategic changes to further advance the school and its programs, including but not limited to changing student-to-teacher ratios, adding new enrichment activities, and facilities changes
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of the RCSD community: School campus partners (principal, teachers, custodians, food service personnel), Partners from other on-site programs, Representatives from the RCSD district office (Board of Education, Facilities, School Site Council)
  • Support annual calendar of events


Educational Support

  • Support successful development and delivery of the curriculum as designed by Head of School
  • Partner with Head of School to ensure support for, and increased engagement from, the parent community
  • Support the teaching team to manage student behaviors. Engage familiies and SEL consultants for addtional support to improve social emotional skills.
  • Expand enrichment activities/classes as needed to support whole child education
  • Manage HR-related issues &/or student behavioral concerns
  • Operational success
  • Support Head of School to recruit, manage & develop teachers
  • Recruit, manage, & develop school support staff
  • Oversee registration including but not limited to new family recruitment, student/teacher ratios, and facility capacities
  • Ensure adherence to applicable local, state, and/or federal requirements for the school including, but not limited to, compliance, registrations, and licensing
  • Ensure school continuity as needs change or obstacles arise as a result of facilities or health requirements
  • Maintain accurate records, including but not limited to attendance records, timesheets, and incident reports
  • Lead facilities planning with support from the Board of Directors
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Own the financial health and performance against budget set in collaboration with the Board
  • Maintain accurate payroll, benefits, and expense records
  • Maintain procurement policies and practices
  • Update reports for bookkeeper and Board in a timely fashion on a monthly basis
  • Participate in the tax reporting process as requested by the Board of Directors


Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role at an educational institution (public or private)
  • Experience setting and managing budgets
  • Fluency in English
  • Willingness to travel as required for trainings or conferences as requested by the Board (up to 5% of time)
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • A growth mindset
  • A passion for coaching, learning and development
  • Familiar with or trained in the principles of Social & Emotional Learning
  • Experience in behavior management


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working at a non-profit
  • Experienced with language learning in an immersion environment (preferably Mandarin)
  • Experience with student-centered learning
  • Familiar with or trained in the principles of Social & Emotional Learning
  • Experienced with implementing distance learning


Location: On-site (primary)

Hours: 40 per week; occasional overtime as agreed in advance

Total package: Salary and health insurance