Choate Rosemary Hall seeks an Assistant Director of Admission to begin July 1, 2018. The School is a premier college preparatory boarding school with 855 students in grades 9 - 12. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting. The Choate Admission Office is comprised of a Director and twenty professionals in a range of positions who work in collaboration with other members of the Choate community including form deans, department heads, teaching faculty, and coaches.
The Assistant Director is a full time (46-week) administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Admission. As an integral member of the Admission team, they are responsible for several tasks that are critical to the successful operation of the Office.
To fulfill these responsibilities the Assistant Director:
conducts interviews with prospective candidates and their families.
reads, reviews, and evaluates candidates for admission.
maintains regional responsibility for a portion of the applicant pool.
builds and maintains relationships with teachers, counselors, and placement personnel at established and potential feeder schools.
travels extensively out of state (sometimes out of country) on behalf of the School.
gathers/coordinates demographic research, marketing, advertising, and logistics for each trip.
works with Ten School Admission Organization (TSAO) peers to coordinate group travel efforts.
represents the School at receptions, fairs, and events.
conducts information sessions or presentations for prospective families.
assists with orchestration of on-campus programs: Open House, Spring Visits, Counselor/Consultant visits, etc.
in concert with other departments, coordinates candidate recruitment for students with special interests.
visits classes, school events (athletic/artistic/academic), and other functions to keep current on life at Choate.
serves as Admission Office liaison to designated on-campus groups and committees.
The Assistant Director takes on other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Associate Head of School.
The position includes school housing and some combination of residential responsibilities and other extracurricular commitments as determined by the Dean of Faculty in consultation with the Director of Admission.
Several years of relevant admission experience in either an independent school or college/university
Proven track record as a highly collaborative individual with strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills
High energy and the interest and ability to travel on one's own
High degree of comfort utilizing a range of technologies associated with large and dynamic admission offices
Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with varied constituencies: faculty, alumni, current Choate families, prospective families new to independent school and those from historically underrepresented backgrounds
Fluency in Spanish or Chinese preferred
Driver’s license and appropriate background checks are required
About Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees.
Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
Employee benefits include a generous defined contribution 403(b)plan, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, long-term disability and group term life insurance.