Interns and Counselors-in-Training for our Creative Lives Afterschool Program Site in White River Junction, VT (Dartmouth work-study students, other college and high-school students interested holistic education) can contact us directly HERE.

Program Director Position Opening
Apply by July 20, 2017:

Creative Lives After School and Summer Programs use a lab site approach to apply Ellen Tadd’s “Framework for Wise Education”  -- a new, holistic approach to teaching and learning that integrates character development, physical activity, enrichment opportunities and academic support. The Program Director must have both the skills and desire to successfully pilot “A Framework for Wise Education.”

The CLASP Director will report to Creative Lives Director Maureen Burford and train intensively with her in all aspects of the Framework. In turn, the Program will train the CLASP staff and oversee their implementation of Framework-based curriculum, philosophy, strategies and teaching skills.

The Program Director will work closely with our Program Coordinator, White River School Counselor Susan Flanagan, and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with the school-day staff and Principal Sheila Powers, who oversees all school-based programs.

The Director works part-time through the year, for approximately 38-45 weeks (depending on interest and availability to direct the Summer Program in 2018.

The Director will be responsible for day-to-day details of program design, for meeting all state regulations, managing the budget, and guiding less experienced staff. Director will be on site daily and work with children directly as part of the teaching team. The Afterschool Program and Summer Learning teams will have the extraordinary opportunity to bring their own creative strengths to creating a unique, integrated and effective approach to helping children thrive.

Hours and Time Commitment:

Hours are approximately 30 hours per week during the school year; full-time in the last week of June through the first week of August. 
Approximately 45 weeks/year
Time off/Holidays: All schoolday holidays; 810 days in December; 
February and April school breaks; 3 weeks summer break (or more depending on planning that occurs during the school year)

Required Experience:

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree, and have significant experience in educational programs delivery and development, preferably in an after-school or school setting. The ideal candidate will have significant experience with meditation and interest in/experience with encouraging the creative process and personal development in children k-5.

Skills for success:

  • Demonstrated commitment to inspiring children in a wide range of areas
  • Ability to manage behavior challenges with kindness, clarity and balance
  • Strong capacity for order and detail, including fiscal management,    program management and record keeping
  • Strengths in team leadership, collaboration and communication
  • Familiarity with state systems including Bright Futures, STARS, and CACFP is a plus.
  • An active contemplative practice such as yoga, meditation or martial arts


School-year salary range: $25,000-30,000
Summer Salary Range: $6,000-9,000