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Program Director

Program Director

Blueprint Signature Summer Programs


Job Type: Seasonal/ Temp

Salary and Benefits: $1,000- $2,000 / Week; Room and Board 

Program Length / Dates: 

  • Summer 2017, 3 Weeks (one week of on-site training; see specific program dates below)
  • Spring 2017, Training Weekend



Live on a beautiful college campus this summer and help make a difference in the lives of gifted high school students from around the world. Our national pre-college summer program company is seeking talented and caring individuals to join our summer staff in 2017 as Program Directors. Each summer, Program Directors provide high school students the summer camp experience of a lifetime. Program Directors are responsible for all day-to-day on-site program management. From student oversight and comprehensive staff scheduling, to fluid communication with Blueprint Headquarters and Customers- Program Director responsibilities are numerous and varied. Our Program Director positions are very demanding; however, the rewards are worth the hard work! If you are an exceptional leader, with a can-do attitude and a sense of adventure, we want to hear from you!


Job Purpose:

Lead, direct, and administer all aspects of Blueprint’s Summer Program, carrying out a compassionate and goal-oriented approach at designated location (see specific program locations below).

Essential Duties:

Demonstrate personal, innovative and skillful programmatic leadership:

  • This position manages all Blueprint Employees of the program site and is responsible for overseeing the quality execution of a program that provides opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives
  • Implement all program scheduling
  • Evaluate and monitor program needs, identify unmet needs and revise services as program needs change
  • Coordinate and conduct on-site staff orientation and training for all staff.
  • Oversee the quality execution of all academic, non-academic, and off-campus activities, including student special events and road trips

Provide strategic and influential direction to staff and students:

  • Facilitate a collaborative, positive, and professional environment. Leading by example to ensure impeccable working relationships with and among staff members, students, parents, and campus administration
  • Inspire and encourage the program staff to support the guiding concept of Blueprint Summer Programs: to provide an experience for students that is friendly, comfortable, and personal
  • Supervise all program staff, delivering necessary support and guidance to Assistant Directors, Residential Advisors and Program Instructors
  • Oversee student activities and monitor student behavior/interaction. Respond promptly to detected concerns and initiate redirection and/or corrective action processes, as needed

Deliver conscientious and detail-oriented program administration:

  • Serve as the main, on-campus liaison between the company and the campus administration.
  • Organize and manage all on-site office and program administration. Functions may include (but are not limited to) student roommate requests, supply purchasing, meal planning and special event organization
  • Implement all company accounting procedures, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and safety guidelines
  • Maintain all program records including (but not limited to): incident reports, attendance records, meeting minutes, call logs and all additional general administrative reports

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum one year of summer program administration experience or equivalent
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and have a driving record in good standing
  • Must be able to travel to and from designated Blueprint Summer Program location
  • Must be 25 years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s degree is a must; graduate degree or current graduate program enrollment is a plus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Exceptional leadership skills and ability to work effectively in a team
  • Self-discipline, high professional and ethical standards
  • Customer-centric focus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others inside and outside the company
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to deliver high quality results, including exceptional follow-up and follow-through
  • Initiative, sound judgment and independent problem solving skills
  • Great work ethic. The will and passion to get the job done
  • Ability to multi-task, meet scheduled due dates and remain organized
  • Proficiency in communication and interpersonal skills- written and verbal
  • Proactive problem solver with a positive attitude and high energy
  • Demonstrated success working with high school students
  • Thorough understanding of the college admissions process

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.


Program Locations and Dates:​​

  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA
    • Session 2: Training Dates: July 14th - July 22, Program Dates: July 23rd - July 30th

About Blueprint Summer Programs and How to Apply

Our company offers personal, innovative, and fun pre-college summer programs for students entering grades 9 - 12 students. Here's what they get to do:

  • Experience college life and immerse themselves in inspiring and meaningful courses
  • Live in residence halls on-campus with other students from around the country
  • Get Ready For College - with our proprietary college prep curriculum
  • Road trips! Travel to big cities, famous landmarks and popular attractions

To be considered, candidates must must a resume through our online application. For more information about Blueprint Summer Programs and a full list of our available positions, please visit


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