Holderness School is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions to be involved in all aspects of the admissions process and boarding school life. This is a full-time position with full benefits beginning in August 2017.
Reporting to the Director of Admissions, responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of enrollment management to include student recruitment, admissions, retention, and financial aid. Other duties will be assigned as necessary.
Overall Role in the Organization:
The Assistant/Associate Director for Admission works to ensure that all students who come to Holderness fit the ethos, community, and mission of the school. Care is taken to shape each cohort so there is a rich blend of students who exhibit a range of talents and interests that elevate the experience of all those who teach and learn at the school.
Universal Employee Objectives:
All employees should act in support of the mission and strategic goals of the school. The mission is:
Holderness School fosters equally in each student the resources of the mind, body, and spirit in the creation of a caring community, inspiring all to work for the betterment of humankind and God’s creation.
Leadership at Holderness is each person’s journey to best serve and empower others. It is expected that all employees of Holderness model leadership in their conduct and the performance of their jobs through the exhibition of four characteristics:
Be a proactive and continuous learner: take opportunities to learn new skills and to extend one’s education.
Strive to Continuously Improve: regularly looks for ways to improve practice.
Anticipate Challenges: be prepared to deal with difficulties and rise to challenges.
Be a Role Model: colleagues should look at you as a positive model and a resource.
Actively Seek Feedback: gather feedback from peers, supervisors, and those you serve in order to improve your performance.
Collegial and Congenial: be respectful, supportive, and caring of those around you.
Consistent Achiever: Effectively and efficiently manage all areas of responsibilities.
Diligent: Be on time and meet deadlines.
Active Communicator: take the initiative to communicate important information to the appropriate people in a timely and professional manner.
Positive Force: seeks and recognizes strengths in others and provides specific and positive feedback to others.
Supportive and Preventative: supportive of others, working both individually and collectively to construct and maintain a safe environment.
Deal Directly: do not participate in gossip, either through listening or speaking. Feedback and communication should be made directly, not through others.
Specific Employee Objectives:
-Carry out the plan to attract and enroll mission appropriate students from point of inquiry to enrollment
-Support in the coordination of admissions events on and off campus
-Present to individuals or small groups to promote Holderness School
-Build relationships with potential referral sources to include educational consultants and placement directors at feeder schools as well as alums and current/past parents
-Domestic and international travel for recruitment
-Present school to prospective students and families
-Review applications, interview prospective students, and respond to applicant inquiries
-Serve as support to prospective families regarding the admissions process
-Able to multi-task and be flexible
-Has outstanding communication, organizational, and time-management skills
-Ability to assist or lead a winter and spring sports team a plus
The Assistant/Associate Director for Admission will perform additional duties at the discretion of the Director of Admission.
The ideal candidate will be someone who:
- has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field;
- is highly motivated and takes initiative;
- is outgoing, enthusiastic, and has a positive/upbeat attitude and outlook;
- has compassion for and enjoys working with teenagers;
- is a good listener;
- has outstanding communication, organizational, and time management skills, and is
comfortable giving presentations and speaking to large groups of people;
- is able to multi-task and be flexible;
- attended a boarding school before college;
- is athletic, creative, and/or a natural leader, as well as a team player;
- is prepared to immerse his/herself in all the activities and responsibilities of boarding school life to
include at least one season of coaching (Ice Hockey), leading, or assisting in a sport or afternoon activity (Lacrosse);
- played and/or coached girls ice hockey at the high school/college level
Holderness School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 9–12/PG offering a rigorous college preparatory education and curriculum in a vibrant and engaging community.
Our academic program is intentionally challenging, geared to providing a solid preparation for all colleges and universities, as well as laying the foundation for a lifetime of curiosity, inquiry, and learning. Enrollment: 280 students; Grades: 9–12/PG; Boarding/Day Distribution: 85% boarding, 15% day; Gender Distribution: 45% girls, 55% boys and includes Geographic Distribution of 15% international. There are 53 teaching faculty who average 17 years of experience with a third having tenure at Holderness of ten years or more. Sixty percent of the faculty hold at least one advanced degree.
We offer an exciting and supportive work environment, a competitive salary and benefit package which includes medical plans, a defined contribution plan, tuition remission, basic life insurance and long-term care, and vacation.
To explore this superb career opportunity on a highly confidential basis, please send your resume, letter of interest and a list of three references (which will only be contacted if there is mutual interest) to: David Flynn, Director of Admissions at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Holderness School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Located amid the lakes and mountains of central New Hampshire since
1879, Holderness School is a traditional co-ed independent secondary
school, serving grades 9-12. Holderness strives to strike a balance in
fostering the resources of the mind, body, and spirit: the mind through a
challenging college preparatory curriculum; the body through outdoor
activities and required interscholastic athl...etics; and the spirit through
school and community service and affiliation with the Episcopal Church.
Holderness remains by choice a small school where everybody plays an
important role, and where students, faculty, and staff maintain close