Assistant Director Scripps College Academy

  • Scripps College
  • Aug 13, 2018
Full time Education

Job Description


Established in 2002, the Scripps College Academy (SCA) is a nationally recognized college-readiness program for young women in the greater Los Angeles area. Services target high-achieving young women with limited resources who seek to become the first generation in their families to attend college. Through mentorship from Scripps College faculty and staff, participants develop the confidence and skills to be well-prepared college applicants, successful college students, and professionals who create positive, lasting change. The SCA Assistant Director’s primary responsibilities will be to assist in the coordination and implementation of educational outreach programs for middle and high school aged students, focusing on academic enrichment and college preparation.



This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Assisting with student transportation to workshops and field trips.
  • Establishes and nurtures partnerships with target middle and high schools;
  • Conducts on-site school visits;
  • Supervises approximately 25 Scripps College student-staff members each year, including tutors and office interns;  
  • Provides additional support to the Director, as needed. 
  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.


Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Excellent writing, communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, and to work well under pressure and independently. 




Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job.

  • Experience in planning, organizing and implementing educational, extra-curricular, and other social programs and activities for middle and/or high school age students preferred.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with students from underrepresented ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups preferred.
  • Experience working on a college campus and a commitment to and an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education and single sex education preferred.



Must have driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the college’s automobile insurer.



This is a regular, 12-month, full-time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

This position reports to the Director of Scripps College Academy.

Must be available to work a varied schedule, including several weekends and evening events per month.



Supervises approximately 25 Scripps College student-staff members each year, including tutors and office interns.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. 

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. 


Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.


At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.


Scripps College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.