30+ days ago


Owings Mills, MD



Position: Director of Auxiliary Programs and Campus Management

Organization: McDonogh School

Location: Owings Mills, MD

Post date: May 2021

Benefits: Competitive salary and generous benefits package

McDonogh School

McDonogh is a nondenominational, coeducational, college preparatory school educating students from prekindergarten through twelfth grade. The school’s strong academic, arts, and athletic programs offer life-altering opportunities for students. The academic program, LifeReady, is founded on the belief that all children want to learn. It seeks to develop each child’s potential through authentic learning experiences that engage intellectual and emotional ownership. The program’s mission is to ensure that each student develops imaginative, curious, and analytical habits of mind in a rigorous academic setting, preparing them to take risks in order to enter – and to better – the complex world in which they live.

A day and boarding school, McDonogh currently enrolls 1,450 students, with approximately 85 upper school students living on campus during the week as part of the school's five-day boarding program. McDonogh serves a diverse population of extraordinary students with world-class teachers in state-of-the-art facilities. Its curricular and extracurricular programs allow students to deepen passions and to discover new ones.

McDonogh was named a "Top Workplace" in the Baltimore Sun's Top Workplace Program for six consecutive years.

The Opportunity

McDonogh has recently committed to the creation of this new leadership role as a strategic step towards auxiliary program growth and improvement. While the school continues to operate longstanding and well-respected auxiliary programs, it simultaneously recognizes the opportunity to develop and grow their programs to achieve untapped potential. The position brings together a wide range of existing functions within the school into a cohesive auxiliary department, thereby achieving greater efficiency, consistency, and collective vision. The new Director of Auxiliary Programs and Campus Management will report to the Chief Financial Officer and work collaboratively across other departments of the school including the Business Office, Operations, Athletics, Marketing, and Admissions.

McDonogh Mission

“McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will to do the greatest possible amount of good.”

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“In accordance with our LifeReady vision and mission, McDonogh promises to educate its students to succeed and lead as globally—and culturally—competent individuals, thus students will emerge as people of character who are exceptional communicators and who honor diversity in all its forms. We are dedicated to providing a learning environment that is based on mutual respect, understanding, and kindness. In so doing, we reflect our commitment to diversity to the world at large.”

Location and Facilities

Founded in 1873, McDonogh is situated on 800 pastoral acres in suburban Owings Mills. The campus is located 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore and 50 minutes from Washington, D.C. The wide range of exceptional facilities includes:

  • Clarence A. Burck Center for the Arts
  • Edward St. John Student Center
  • Fader Innovation Center
  • 18 playing fields
  • 5,000-seat stadium
  • 20 tennis courts
  • 400-meter track
  • Aquatic Center
  • Climbing wall and ropes course
  • Equestrian Center
  • Roots Farm

Overview of Current Summer and Auxiliary Programs

McDonogh currently operates an extensive array of high quality summer and auxiliary programs.

Summer Camps

  • Traditional day camps....9 different day camps serving 4-16 year olds with a wide variety of program opportunities.
  • Sports Camps...36 different sports camps and clinics for boys and girls to develop their athletic skills over the summer.
  • Performing Arts camps...11 different arts specialty camps that offer children an opportunity to engage deeply in an artistic experience.
  • Academic Camps...9 summer academic opportunities for students to learn robotics, improve academic skills, or prepare for standardized tests.

After School Enrichment Program

A variety of after school opportunities for McDonogh students are offered to grades K-8. These programs run in the fall and spring with most classes meeting once per week.

After Care Program

The goal of the AfterCare experience is to provide time for friendship and fun in a nurturing, well-supervised atmosphere. The AfterCare Program is offered for children in the Lower School at an additional cost.

Facility Rentals

McDonogh athletic facilities are currently rented throughout the year for the purpose of leagues, clinics, and camps. The St. John Student Center and school chapel are rented out for non-McDonogh events throughout the year including meetings, corporate events, weddings, and mission-based events.

School Store and Concessions

The School Store operates both a physical location on campus as well as an online store, selling branded apparel and supplies to McDonogh Students and families. Concessions are occasionally offered at home games to sell refreshments and school store apparel.

Position Description: Director of Auxiliary Programs and Campus Management

Summary Description

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Auxiliary Programs and Campus Management is responsible for strategic planning, operations, market development, program design, budgeting, and ongoing evaluation of all McDonogh School Auxiliary Programs including Summer Camps, After Care, Enrichment Programs, School Store, Campus Cafe, Corporate Campus, On-Campus Housing, Facility Rentals and overall campus usage and compliance.

Essential Functions and Key Objectives

Strategic Program Development

Continually develop vibrant auxiliary programs that achieve desired strategic priorities and support the school’s overall program and mission.

  • Assess, enhance, and where appropriate, expand summer and auxiliary program offerings aligned with the McDonogh’s mission to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs of current and prospective participants
  • Collaborate with school leadership, administration, and faculty to ensure all summer and auxiliary programs align with the school’s mission and educational philosophy
  • Annually seek and analyze input from campers/students, families, and staff regarding the quality of their program experience
  • Explore opportunities for leveraging the intellectual and physical assets of the school
  • Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance program potential

Financial Management

Ensure that the Auxiliary Programs’ financial performance meets or exceeds budgeted expectations.

  • Prepare annual budget covering all aspects of program expenses and revenues to ensure profitability
  • Monitor revenues and expenses in accordance with budgetary restrictions for bottom line performance across all programs
  • Continually strive to generate and grow net revenue in support of the school
  • Work with individual program directors to ensure profitability of their programs
  • Establish appropriate compensation for all auxiliary program employees in coordination with CFO
  • Establish and manage contracts with all third party partners and vendors

Marketing and Communications

Effectively promote auxiliary programs so as to achieve enrollment and revenue targets.

  • In coordination with the Communications and Marketing department, develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for all auxiliary programs
  • Ensure that auxiliary programs have an effective and accurate web presence including the website and social media
  • Plan and coordinate the publishing and advertising of marketing documents, both digital and print
  • Manage public relations and marketing initiatives to promote and communicate the programs to prospective and enrolled participants
  • Oversee the creation and distribution of regular communications among summer and auxiliary program constituencies that effectively provide updated information and a sense of community

Student and Camper Recruitment

Manage auxiliary program recruitment and ensure that auxiliary programs serve as a recruiting tool for McDonogh School admissions where possible.

  • Oversee recruitment for all auxiliary programs, both internally and externally
  • Work closely with admission department to identify and follow-up with students who have strong potential to convert to McDonogh admission prospects
  • As appropriate, participate in admission office marketing events, including prospective parent presentations, open houses and other events

Administration and Operations

Ensure that the administration and operation of auxiliary programs are efficient and effective.

  • Oversee the organization and implementation of registration for auxiliary programs
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive summer and auxiliary program CRM
  • Develop and oversee all safety and health protocols in coordination with school risk management plan
  • Coordinate as necessary with the facilities department
  • Prepare reports for and communicate with School leadership to ensure awareness of summer and auxiliary program performance
  • Ensure that summer and auxiliary programs are in compliance with all applicable regulations of licensing and governing entities

Human Resources

Hire and manage to build a qualified, effective, and customer-focused team.

  • Supervise Directors of programs within the Auxiliary Department
  • Work in conjunction with Human Resources to recruit, hire, and train auxiliary program employees
  • Ensure that all necessary and required employment forms, including background checks, are completed and on file
  • Ensure that all auxiliary programs staff undergo an annual performance evaluation
  • Coordinate and communicate payroll as needed with the Business Office

Campus Usage and Compliance

Ensure that all usage of the campus land and facilities are appropriate and in compliance with Baltimore County regulations.

  • Oversee the management of the Owings Mills Corporate Campus
  • Oversee the management of on-campus housing including maintenance
  • Serve as liaison with neighboring properties
  • Serve as member of and attend meetings for: IREM, GBBR, BOMA, ROMG Chamber, OMCR
  • Attend County hearings and/or meetings as needed

Other Duties

  • Participate in special assignments and projects as needed to improve school operations (i.e. special projects, buildings and grounds, safety, accreditation, committees, etc.)
  • Maintain a commitment to student and employee diversity
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or Head of School


Desired Qualifications

Successful candidates will have the experience and expertise to develop McDonogh’s Auxiliary Programs to the highest degree of educational excellence. They will be motivated by an entrepreneurial spirit and committed to continuous innovation. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform essential functions of the job:

  • 5-7 years of summer/auxiliary program experience with 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience managing summer/auxiliary programs
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Well-developed collaborative work style; ability to interact with employees at all levels of the community
  • An expert in youth development programming, demonstrating current and thorough knowledge of regulations, applicable laws, trends, best practices and new developments in field
  • A creative self-starter who brings wisdom, perspective, confidence and excellent problem solving skills to the position
  • A strategic thinker with the ability to implement change that drives growth in participation and revenue
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget
  • Expertise with Google products, database management, website development, and digital media
  • Expertise in marketing using a variety of technology resources including social media
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy based on the School’s needs
  • An independent and strategic thinker capable of understanding the full scope of projects while seeing individual tasks through to completion
  • A positive outlook, and a sense of humor
  • A high level of integrity and an extraordinary work ethic
  • The ability to pass a background check


Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

McDonogh School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national or ethnic origin, age, familial or marital status, disability, or genetic information.