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Job Title: Associate Director of Admission
Director of Admission
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Type of position:
The Associate Director of Admission supports all functions of the Chadwick School admissions office, working toward the goal of full enrollment each September. The associate director reports to and partners with the admission director to coordinate all facets of the admission process: enrollment management and programming, including long-range planning. The associate director will represent Chadwick School to the outside community of schools, student serving organizations, and opportunity programs. S/he will take a role in managing the inquiry process and communication process with prospective students and families, accepting and acknowledging applications, admission interviewing, test administration, and making and communicating admission decisions. The associate director also participates fully in processes and programs for prospective students and families through programs dedicated to enrolling new students and enabling a smooth transition into the community. The senior associate admission director also works closely with the director of financial aid in order to effectively manage the financial aid budget and to optimize enrollment. The Associate Director of Admission reports to the Director of Admission.
Engaging with Chadwick faculty, administrators, students, alumni, parents, trustees.
Co-coordinating event planning and the admissions/enrollment process to lead to full enrollment.
Supporting Chadwick School’s mission and core values through direct and indirect opportunities.
Liaison from the admissions office to communication office to coordinate use of social media and technology for marketing and recruiting purposes. Coordinate publications planning and opportunities including both view book and collateral materials, announcements and invitations
Take leading role with Facilities and Catering departments for programs
Represent Chadwick School to outside organizations, schools and educational partners
Building the pool of inquiries and applications through school visits, outreach and forming and maintaining relationships.
Communicating accurately and positively with prospective parents and students about Chadwick School.
Working with Chadwick parent and student volunteers to strengthen the recruiting process.
Collaborating with the communications department and admission colleagues on a communications and publications plan.
Coordinating website content with the web manager and the Office of Communications and for social media outlets with the social media manager.
Collaboration or lead in organizing campus programs, open houses, home receptions and tours.
Working with division directors and communications department for appropriate printed and video content for general information and specific events and in coordinating selection process scheduling.
With the director of admission and the director of financial aid, develop and maintain statistical and benchmarking information.
Collaborate with external groups and partner organizations to encourage and support applications from students of color, first-generation to college students and underrepresented students.
Work with Dean of Students and Peer Mentors advisor to provide new 9th graders with support.
Support and troubleshoot new student/family assimilation.
Work with student volunteers to provide support for Admissions functions.
Attend admission recruiting events and school fairs as a representative of Chadwick School.
? May take a lead in coordinating admission program focusing on one or more divisions of the School (Village or Middle or Upper Schools)
Participate in kindergarten visits, interviews and selection process.
Participation in interviews for students applying to Grades 1-6.
Participate in applicant parent interviews.
Represent Chadwick at appropriate professional meetings (SSATB, NAIS)
Participate in admission related professional development programs and opportunities as suggested.
With the director of admission, track and maintain information about possible attrition and enrollment status: communicate closely with division heads and business office about changes or possible changes in student status
Coordinate efforts with director of admission, coaches, division directors, deans and faculty for retention purposes; Work with director of admission, division heads, athletic director and headmaster to prevent avoidable attrition.
Work with the financial aid director to ensure that financial aid funds are distributed fairly and equitably, and to ensure maximum enrollment and to meet specific enrollment goals. Financial aid packaging experience desirable but not required.
Education, experience and skill requirements
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree required; graduate degree preferred.
Strong presentation skills, both oral and in writing.
Additional language experience in either Spanish, Chinese or Korean a plus.
Long-range planning skill and experience, strong critical thinking skills and excellent analytical capability.
The ability to hold information in confidence and to set appropriate limits.
Excellent listening skills, a high degree of compassion and empathy, sound judgment and an ability to relate to students, parents and colleagues.
Preference for five years of experience or more as an assistant director of admission or associate director of admission in a K-12 school or college, or in college counseling, or the equivalent
A familiarity with database management, including Senior Systems, Final Site and the functions of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
An understanding of and a commitment to Chadwick School's mission and core values and aspirations as an institution committed to academic and personal excellence and discovery.
Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on campus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all empl...oyees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.