The Director of Upper School Admissions is responsible for enrollment in grades 7 through 12. The position supports the RSS by promoting effective recruitment and student selection, admissions, initial and continuous enrollment and retention of students for the Upper School. The Director of Admissions develops these processes, and communicates them to the school community and the community at large. This position engages directly with relevant organizations such as NYSAIS, ISAAGNY, The Parent’s League, etc., and is the school’s liaison with placement and Admissions Directors in other independent and public schools.
In addition to demonstrated administrative skills, a successful candidate will have the ability to create a culture of collaboration with the High School and Middle School teachers, as well as the school’s other administrators, including the Lower School Director of Admissions. This position reports primarily to the Upper School Chair, with accountability to the College of Teachers and the Board of Trustees. Prior administrative experience is required, with a strong preference for administrative experience in Waldorf education. A Master's degree is preferred, but not required. Salary is commensurate with relevant experience.
REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in education, communications or related fields.
Strong understanding of Waldorf education; ability to clearly articulate and describe Waldorf curriculum and education to prospective and current parents.
Experience working collaboratively and building relationships.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills to motivate and direct adults, volunteers.
Ability to plan and implement events aimed to attract and retain students and families.
Good computer skills. Ravenna and OnBoard experience preferred.
Willingness to travel; ability to work evening events and weekends when needed.
Public speaking and presentation skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of tuition assistance landscape. Experience of TADS preferred.
Main Lesson Observation: Organize, promote, and facilitate main lesson observation for current parents.
Financial Aid: Liaison between school and parents. Make proposals for awards and organize meeting of TA Committee.
Re-enrollment: Communicate and facilitate re-enrollment process for current parents.
The Rudolf Steiner School is the first Waldorf School in North America, founding Waldorf Education in the United States in the vibrant city of New York. Growing from a school with 12 students in 1928 to an N-12 school of 315 in 2017-18, the school offers a wide variety of enlivening educational experiences for its students and a supportive environment for students, teachers, parents, and staff.
Located in the heart of the Upper East Side, the school is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and other museums on Museum Mile. The school is less than a block away from Central Park, which is the playground for the Early Childhood and Lower School students.
The school offers competitive salaries and a strong benefits plan, which includes full medical benefits, a retirement TIAA-CREF plan, life insurance, and New York City Metro Cards to underwrite transportation costs. Another benefit is our school lunch program, which provides a delicious and nutritious lunch to all children, faculty, and staff members.
The Rudolf Steiner School is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and is accredited by both AWSNA and the New York State Association of Independent Schools. RSS Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of N.Y. State and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientations, gender identity or national origin.
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