Director of the Worcester Partnership Program

Administrator / Full-Time

Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Start Date: August 2024

About Bancroft School
Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.

Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the School is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft School will celebrate its 125th school year in 2024-25. The 30-acre campus sits in a scenic residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Over 430 students from 70 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of backgrounds which contribute to a challenging and diverse learning environment. Guided by strategic plan BluePrint125  and new Head of School, Stephanie Luebbers, who began her tenure in July of 2023, Bancroft is poised to continue to lead in PreK-12 education.

About Worcester Partnership Program
The Worcester Partnership is a year-round journey for rising first through ninth graders from Worcester Public Schools. The program consists of a four-week summer component in which students join us on the Bancroft School campus during the month of July. Each day combines the challenge and excitement of academics in the morning, with the spirit of lively camp activities in the afternoon. In addition, there are 8 to 10 weeks of Saturday Learning Activities during the school year.

The mission of the Worcester Partnership is to provide students (12 per grade) from various Worcester Schools with a safe, caring environment to meet the ever-changing needs of children and their families. The initial participation sets the stage for a nine-year support mechanism for selected, low-income-family children from Worcester’s Public Schools. The program addresses summer learning loss with a goal of uninterrupted skill development for the challenges of the year ahead.

Position Summary
Bancroft School seeks a Director of the Worcester Partnership to begin in August  2024. The Director will build, manage, and oversee a learning-loss prevention program that combines equal parts academic practice and recreational enrichment for Worcester Public Schools students grades 1-9.  Bancroft School is seeking an individual who is motivated to maintain current funding sources while cultivating a new network of fundraising opportunities. The Director will maintain relationships with Elm Park Community School and all enrolled families. This is a year-round position, which includes teaching or work responsibilities in a second department at Bancroft School during the academic year. Direct and full time oversight of the program in the summer is followed by program oversight of Saturday programming and fundraising/administrative work throughout the school year. The Worcester Partnership falls under Bancroft School’s auxiliary programming and the Director of the Worcester Partnership reports to the Assistant Head of School.

Essential Duties:

  • Program Management: Oversee all aspects of the 4-week summer program and two 5-session Saturday morning programs during the school year. This includes the recruitment, hiring and management of seasonal staff of teachers and volunteers. The Director will also develop program schedules to achieve stated goals effectively, as well as develop and manage the program budget.
  • Advancement Leadership: Lead year-round fundraising efforts for the Worcester Partnership through grant writing and organizing fundraising events. Manage and cultivate relationships with local enrichment organizations and internal programming such as ‘Bancroft Summer’. Maintain a comprehensive database of program alumni. The Director will also manage and cultivate relationships with local organizations and internal programming such as ‘Bancroft Summer’.
  • Other Duties: The Director will also be responsible for serving Bancroft School in other areas, equivalent to teaching two classes, as assigned during the school year.

Core Skills:

  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead a complex team.
  • Grant Writing: Demonstrated ability to research and write grants effectively.
  • Fundraising Event Planning: Experience in planning and hosting fundraising events.
  • Fundraising Research: Proven ability to identify and explore new fundraising opportunities.
  • Social Media Fluency: Proficiency in utilizing social media platforms for outreach and engagement.
  • Fluency using the CampBrain online registration system.

Requisite Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience leading a multi-week recreational and/or academic program.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience researching and writing grants.
  • 2-3 years of experience working with academic programming.

This position requires a dynamic individual with a passion for community engagement, proven leadership skills, and the ability to effectively manage all aspects of the Worcester Partnership program. Must possess a deep recognition of the importance of Joy to a person’s learning experience. Bancroft seeks candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the Worcester Partnership, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.

Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to


Bancroft School

Worcester, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender