Position Purpose: To ensure robust pool of strong applicants for Landon’s Lower School, to manage proactively and creatively Lower School admissions process, and to ensure thoughtful, thorough, and welcoming communication for all who apply to Landon.
Develop and implement multi-year admissions plan for Landon Lower School in conjunction with Director of Admissions
Analyze demographic and admissions data to ensure proactive and creative plan that will attract new applicants and grow overall pool of applicants to Landon School
Oversee all stages of admissions process for Lower School applicants, appropriately communicating all events and engaging faculty, staff, and volunteers as appropriate
Host admissions functions; manage and lead full cycle of Information Sessions, Shadow Days, Panel Discussions, and all other admission events
Promote Landon to external and internal audiences; professionally represent and market the school at school fairs, public appearances, open houses, conferences, etc.
Interview all prospective applicants and their parents
Lead admissions committee(s); prepare completed candidate files for admissions committee, providing supporting data and identifying competing priorities and ensure accurate and completely updated database
Serve on financial aid committee; answer questions and address concerns related to financial aid applicant families and contribute to committee deliberations as appropriate
Pursue professional development opportunities as appropriate to remain current with best practices
Support School and its leadership by embracing and supporting the Landon Mission/Philosophy, core values, and all School policies and procedures
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions or the Head of School
A bachelor’s degree plus 5-7 years of work experience, ideally in a school admissions setting, or in a role connected to sales, marketing etc.
Professional and personable self-starter with a growth mindset and ability to work independently
Skillful and persuasive communicator – in both writing and speech
Capable manager with record of success in working collaboratively and productively with others
Driven, solutions-oriented, industrious, accountable, and passionate about achieving results
High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
Proficient, analytical, organized, detail-oriented, and creative
Experience with school data base software and other technology such as MS Office suite
Professional demeanor and presentation
Personal traits to include:
Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
Strong interpersonal skills
Sense of humor, ability to smile, and balanced perspective
High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
Confident but humble
Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
Please send cover letter and resume to Mr. Len Armstrong email@example.com
Landon is an all-boys, non-sectarian, private day school that serves 660+ students from the greater Washington, DC metro area, including students from Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, Washington, DC, and throughout northern Virginia. We operate under the auspices of a student-adjudicated Honor Code, a faculty-administered Civility Code and Landon’s Mission Statement.