Director of Auxiliary Programs

Presbyterian School is an independent, PK3-8th grade school located in the heart of the city’s vibrant museum district in Houston, Texas.  Our mission is essential and counter-cultural: “Family, School, and Church United in the Education and Support of Each Child.”  The School programs and faculty embrace both our unique location and powerful partnership as a compelling opportunity to elevate learning and instill confidence in every child.  Progressive strategic thinking along with creative marketing strategies are guiding the School into the position of strength while facilitating the exploration of one’s curiosity in a competitive educational marketplace.

The Opportunity:
Job Title: Director of Auxiliary Programs
Department: Auxiliary Programs
Position Status: 12-Month Full Time 
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To (Position Title): Head of Philanthropy
Travel Requirements: Less than 10%
Date Updated: February 24, 2023

Position Summary

The Director of Auxiliary Programs oversees the Auxiliary programs at Presbyterian School, a Pk3 through 8th grade school. The Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for the development and implementation of the School’s Auxiliary programs, including coordination, registration and supervision of program offerings from both the school and outside providers. The Director of Auxiliary Programs is encouraged to discuss with leadership, opportunities for professional and social involvement with school and student activities.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the School’s Auxiliary programs, including early care, extended day and summer programs
  • Identifies, organizes and administers providers and offerings for Auxiliary Care program
  • Establishes and implements all activities offered through the Auxiliary programs, including Panther Place and provider programs
  • Ensures the daily operation of Auxiliary programs are administered in compliance with School policy
  • Defines and implements expectations and policies for developmentally appropriate Auxiliary programs, including course offerings, supervision and discipline for Panther Place and provider programs
  • Manages and ensures effective communication between the School, families, students and providers regarding Auxiliary programs
  • Monitors and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of program offerings
  • Observes and evaluates faculty and staff
  • Oversees the Auxiliary program division budget
  • Reports rosters and records to accounting for billing purposes
  • Performs various other duties as assigned by leadership
  • Embraces and embodies the unique and essential Mission of the School, demonstrating an understanding of the distinct principles of the school that reside at the heart of our mission statement “Family, School and Church united in the Support and Education of Each Child”


  • 3 plus years’ management experience in a School Auxiliary program or similarly related program required, independent school preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • A passion for working with Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School aged children and an understanding for the unique ways that they learn and develop

  • A communication style that embraces transparency and tact, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to make members of the community including students, families and program providers feel safe, secure and well-cared-for while never compromising high standards and meaningful accountability

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Drive, Shared Docs and Sheets or Microsoft equivalent

  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to work effectively with others

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to interact with a professional demeanor with staff, general public, and school personnel

  • Effective prioritization and time management skills

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines under pressure

Non-Physical Demands:
Change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working with others as part of a team, and irregular schedule may be required at times.

Physical Requirements of the Job:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Secured site facility must adhere to school policy and procedures while on school property.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
Laptop or iPad, phone, copier and fax.

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required

If you're interested in the position, please submit resumes and letters of interest to Ashlea Taylor, Head of Philanthropy and complete an employment application online.

Presbyterian School seeks to attract qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body who are able to support and further the mission of the school.  Accordingly, all positions on the faculty and administrative staff will be filled solely on the basis of merit and without reference to the applicant's age, sex, disability, ethnic or national origin. In light of the school's religious nature, it does reserve the right to consider an applicant's or employee's religious beliefs and practices in employment decisions. 


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