The Assistant Director of Admissions assists the Director of Admissions in all areas related to admission, marketing, and student recruitment. Significant international and domestic travel is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in the enrollment process from inquiry to enrollment.
Interviews and directs prospects as they proceed form inquiry to enrolled.
Actively communicates with prospects and referral sources.
Represents the School both on campus and off in his or her role as an Admission Officer.
Responsible for all prospects (inquiry to enrolled) from assigned markets.
Actively participates in the Trusted Partner program by visiting and actively communicating with recruitment partners.
Conducts tours and open houses on the Upper and / or Lower School Campus.
Travels to recruit students internationally and domestically.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to accept and assume assigned duties and make responsible decisions when required.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Required:
Bachelors degree in marketing, informational technology or systems, education or other appropriate field.
1-3 years experience in an independent boarding school, higher education admission setting, or related sales and marketing experience preferred.
Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills.
A clear understanding of and ability to articulate the mission of Ross School.
Knowledge of and ability to use relevant tools for communication and reporting.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
Outstanding technical skills. Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, databases and other computer skills are required.
Weekend and evening work required; frequent travel required.
Fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German or Portuguese preferred.
Ability to relocate from one physical space to another throughout the course of the day as well as attend off site meetings.
Ability to read, analyze, develop and interpret documents in English.
Ability to speak effectively before groups and/or employees of the organization.
Ability to engage in team work and work cooperatively with others.
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms ...to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located on two campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York, Ross School serves 520 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the world interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.