Laurel School is seeking talented staff who want to join an environment where our students are first and staff strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our academic community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems and can laugh at themselves while succeeding in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives its mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to dream, dare, and do.
The Assistant Director of Admissions will enthusiastically find opportunities to connect with current and prospective families and will communicate Laurel’s mission in clear and effective ways, with special attention to one or more of Laurel’s four academic divisions. She/he will be driven to provide a quality admissions experience to all families. She/he will have the ability to work collaboratively with other Admissions and Enrollment Management staff members and with faculty members in providing the best possible service and in planning useful and informative events for both admissions and retention purposes.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Tour and interview parents and students, providing information about Laurel School, with primary responsibility for one or more of Laurel's four academic divisions.
Be an essential participant in the recruitment, evaluation, enrollment, and retention of qualified students.
Evaluate application files and actively participate in admissions committee decisions, including advocating for appropriate candidates, and working with the committee to identify mission-appropriate students who will thrive at Laurel.
Coordinate and/or participate in weekday, weekend and evening admissions events for prospective families and students.
Act as a key ambassador for Laurel, promoting the school and its programs to students, parents and feeder schools, including visits to area schools for presentations and fairs during the day and evenings to identify, attract and enroll students to Laurel School
With the Director of Enrollment Management, plan admission events that showcase the advantage and value of the Laurel experience, including the benefits of an all-girls education.
Help to manage the day-to-day operations of the Admissions Office.
Work closely with the Admissions Office in handling phone inquiries, data management, and applicant files.
In conjunction with Marketing & Communications and the Director of Enrollment Management, assist as needed with the successful implementation of the school’s marketing plan.
Under the direction of the Director of Enrollment Management, participate in the life of the Laurel School community.
Contribute to the positive working environment that characterizes the Admissions Office
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years admissions experience is required. Additional qualities should include:
Familiarity with independent schools
Excellent organizational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Intermediate to proficient level in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint
Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
Commitment to and ability to execute superior customer service
Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to follow through
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Additional Salary Information: Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.