Stevens Cooperative School, which was founded in 1949, is the only nonsectarian independent elementary school with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City. Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey, and an excellent model of progressive education in action. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the School has grown into a full progressive nursery, elementary and middle school, with campuses in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Historically, Stevens has been located in Hoboken since its inception. In 2005, the board of trustees approved and opened a parallel campus in the fast growing Newport area of Jersey City. Today we operate four buildings in total with three of them located in Hoboken and one in Newport. Stevens serves over 435 students from 2-years-old through the 8th grade, of which 46% are ethnic minorities. Stevens is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and staff body and is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Admissions Associate Job Description
The Admissions Associate plays a vital role in recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students. The Admissions Associate oversees the application process and coordinates the interview process for prospective students. This person also works closely with the Director of Admissions (DOA) and the DIrector of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement strategic marketing plan for enrollment management. The Admissions Associate reports directly to the Director of Admissions.
Communicate with a diverse population of families, students and staff
Point person for incoming queries both by phone and email
Oversee application portion of the school database
Maintain and organize applicant files electronically
Follow up with families/schools regarding applications
Participate in setting up strategic goals for moving families through the admissions funnel
Coordinate, in consultation with other members of the staff, the interview and evaluation process
Review and read applications and participate in applicant selection meetings
Assist in training and scheduling of student ambassadors
Work collaboratively with DOA to coordinate/plan all aspects of admissions events
Represent the school at admission events, giving tours and speaking to groups of prospective families
Represent the school at school fairs and local events as needed
Work closely with the DOA to coordinate outreach to feeder schools and outside agencies
Participate in development of annual strategic marketing plans for enrollment management
Participate in development of the School's digital and traditional marketing plans
Work collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and Communications to implement a social media marketing strategy
Support Director of Marketing and Communications on various writing projects, including admissions collateral, newsletter articles, promotional content and social media
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Superior interpersonal, writing and communication skills
Outstanding organizational skills
Work in a school environment is preferred
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (ex. Word, Excel, PowerPoint); willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
Terms of Employment
12 Month employee
Flexible work hours
Vacation as per the Faculty/Staff Handbook
Some evenings and weekend events with due notice
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Nancy Rossi, Director of Admissions at Nancy@stevenscoop.org. Please include "Admissions Associate" in the subject line. This position will begin on July 1, 2018.
About Stevens Cooperative School
Stevens Cooperative School is a private (independent) school for two-year-olds through 8th grade with campuses in Hoboken and Newport, Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 1949, Stevens is the oldest parent cooperative school in New Jersey. Originally an informal playgroup for children of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology, the school has grown into a full nursery, elementary and middle school, with more than 430 students. The school’s model for education fosters creativity and depth of thinking where the student voice can flourish. Stevens is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools. The Stevens community consists of a diverse population of families representing a broad range of towns including Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Bayonne, West New York, Cliffside Park and other NJ locations and Manhattan.
For more information about Stevens, please visit www.stevenscoop.org.