For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of children who have experienced academic difficulty as a result of a language-based learning disability (dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway enrolls 160 students between the ages of 5-14 in a Lower School and Middle School. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream school and life.
Our dynamic, fast-paced Admissions Office has an immediate opening for an Admissions Assistant who will support the Director of Admissions.
Serve as the primary contact for all admissions inquiries. Answer phone calls and emails, schedule tours and applicant visits and serve as a guide to the admissions process for prospective families. Speak knowledgeably about The Gateway School and our program.
Organize and maintain electronic/paper files. Maintain database of applicant information. Generate reports as needed to provide information about applicant numbers and demographics, as well as track application statuses.
Greet visiting students and families upon arrival for screenings, tours and open houses. Coordinate student ambassadors for open houses and screenings.
Assist with school events such as open houses, visits and special events. Order food and manage logistics for outside meetings and events. Tour school visitors; familiarize guests with facilities.
Coordinate all enrollment and re-enrollment contracts.
Serve as an ambassador for The Gateway School in interacting with other schools, consultants, visitors and applicant families.
Interact with the Business and Advancement Offices to coordinate efforts and distribute pertinent information.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Two years of related work experience preferred. Experience in an independent school setting preferred.
Strong proficiency in all MS Office applications (particularly Word and Excel) required. Experience with educational software (e.g. Senior-Systems) strongly preferred.
Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and great attention to detail.
Experience with specialized school settings, learning disabilities or learning specialists preferred.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise independent judgment and effectively interact with students, parents and staff.
Team oriented, with ability to multi-task and willingness to pitch in as needed.
This is a 12 month a year, full-time position. Competitive compensation package includes generous paid time off. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, which must include your salary requirements to: Posting155@gatewayschool.org and indicate position of interest in email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Gateway School
The Gateway School is a K-8, independent day school that transforms the lives of bright students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. At Gateway, our students become skilled, strategic learners and confident self-advocates. Relying on direct, multisensory instruction and guided by an integrated curriculum, expert faculty teach students the language, literacy, and critical thinking skills that are the foundations for success in mainstream educational settings and beyond. Gateway believes a close relationship between the school and parents provides essential support as students grow and seek to realize their potential. In small classes and as members of a diverse and inclusive community, Gateway students experience academic and social success, recognize their strengths, and are empowered to become independent learners.