Germantown Academy, located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Director of Admission, beginning July 2019. This is a 12-month position which offers an excellent array of benefits and a highly competitive salary. The Academy, founded in 1759, is a non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory school of more than 1,100 students in Grades PK-12, located in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia on a campus of 126 acres.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. At Germantown Academy, we are committed to creating a learning environment that is as diverse as the broader, global world of which we are a part. We value this diversity because it makes us a stronger community, enriches our thinking, and helps us to develop our collaborative spirit.
Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:
Germantown Academy seeks a qualified Associate Director of Admission, with a minimum of five years’ experience in admission, financial aid or a related field in an independent school or college setting. This person will be an integral member of the admission team, overseeing the financial aid process, assisting in the admissions application process and contributing to an effective enrollment management program. The Associate Director of Admission will be expected to participate in all phases of the admission, financial aid and enrollment programs. Reports to the Director of Admission.
Key Responsibilities: 1. Financial Aid: a) Oversees the allocation of the financial aid budget. b) Administers the financial aid program: guides prospective and current families through the financial aid process; directs and processes financial aid for all programs; chairs Financial Aid Committee; sends financial aid materials; prepares financial aid decision letters; and communicates financial aid decisions to families. c) Creates and produces accurate financial aid budgets for the total cost of education for financial aid families. d) Serves as a resource for the Director of Admission to ensure that Germantown Academy’s financial aid policy remains current and the administration of financial aid follows the NAIS Principles of Good Practice. e) Creates, publishes materials and presents information about Germantown Academy’s Financial Aid Program to prospective families. f) Maintains all records, files and databases pertaining to financial aid information and reports on these statistics as necessary. g) Works with Director of Admission and Chief Operating Officer to identify trends in enrollment and financial aid. h) Works to ensure that the financial aid application process is a positive experience for students and their families. 2. Enrollment Management: a) Conducts admission interviews, and completes interview summary, thank you note, Parent Ambassador phone call; guides these families through the admission process from inquiry through decision and enrollment of admitted students. b) Assists with admission and outreach events including Open Houses, am@GA events, feeder school and off campus events, and other events as created. c) Assists the Director of Admission in creating and coordinating new student recruitment and retention initiatives. d) Assists the Director of Admission with all admission reporting and research including compiling, preparation and compilation of data for spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. e) Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies. f) Assist the Director of Admission as needed. g) Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 1. Minimum 5 years of experience in independent school admission, financial aid or related field preferred. 2. Experience working with children and parents, preferably in an independent school environment. 3. Warm, welcoming, and outgoing individual who can reach out to families from a wide variety of backgrounds. 4. Ability to multitask and prioritize work, take direction, but also contribute ideas to the overall enrollment strategy and execution. 5. Excellent communication skills, including strong writing and editing abilities; strong attention to details. 6. Knowledge of the larger independent school community and the work of NAIS. 7. Strong computer skills with knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs. 8. Impeccable professional and personal integrity. 9. Creative thinking and a sense of humor. 10. BA/BS Degree required, MA/MS preferred.
To apply for the position, please assemble a portfolio including the following information: • detailed letter of interest • resume • personal statement • undergraduate and graduate transcripts • a contact list of at least 3 references, including at least one current supervisor
Portfolios may be submitted electronically or via regular mail. Applications received by January 15, 2019 will receive priority review, but all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
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