LREI (Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School) seeks someone committed to exploring progressive pedagogy. Candidates with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply. The school is seeking a High School Director of Admissions, Grades 9 through 12 for the 2018-2019 school year.
Overview of Position
LREI seeks a full-time Director of High School Admissions to lead our high school admissions program. The candidate is responsible for creating and organizing all aspects of our high school enrollment efforts, in collaboration with the Associate Director of High School Admissions/Director of Financial Aid, High School Principal and other members of the staff.
Lead and manage all aspects of the high school admissions process.
Develop and implement strategic recruitment and enrollment initiatives to promote the school and attract prospective families.
Organize and facilitate large group tours of the school and evening open house events.
Recruit and orient members of the High School Admissions Committee; coordinate and guide their review of applicant files.
Work collaboratively with the CFO and Director of Financial Aid to leverage awards in ways that advance our strategic priorities.
Establish, maintain, and grow relationships with feeder schools (both private and public) and educational consultants.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni, current and prospective parents, and students throughout the admissions process; and
Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other equity issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Be a member of the LREI Admissions team, participating in events and efforts in support of colleagues in the other divisions.
Actively participate in the life of the school
To apply, candidates should email a statement of interest and resume to the High School Principal, Micah Dov Gottlieb at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating High School Director of Admissions in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please.
Desired Experience, Expertise, and Attributes
A demonstrated commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy.
A bachelor's degree and a combination of high school admissions experience, admissions experience with other age groups, and/or teaching experience.
Flexibility and creativity in a fast-moving office environment and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong organizational skills.
Strong verbal and written communication, and an excellent listener.
Warm, welcoming, and supportive toward prospective students and their families while being able to balance their expectations.
Curious, informed, and current about admission and financial aid trends, data, marketing, and analysis.
Familiarity with Ravenna-Admit, Senior Systems, or a similar student information database/system and experience using data as a tool for decision-making.
Personal qualities of integrity, resiliency, approachability, kindness, and humor.
An appreciation for high school students
Candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample.
A leader in progressive education since 1921, LREI teaches children to be independent thinkers who work together to solve complex problems. Students graduate from our diverse community as active participants in our democratic society, with the creativity, integrity, and courage to bring meaningful change to the world.