The Center for Early Education, (CEE) is an independent, Toddler-grade 6, co-educational school of 540 students, located in West Hollywood CA, on an urban campus adjacent to the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. CEE was founded in 1939 by a group of parents who were passionate about respecting the inner world of a child. CEE is dedicated to the needs of young children. With an early childhood philosophy, strong community and culture, emphasis on diversity and inclusion (51% of students and 40% of faculty identify as people of color), CEE is a top choice for families in Los Angeles. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admissions is responsible for strengthening enrollment management practices at CEE and for directing all aspects of admission: outreach, recruitment, assessment of applicants, and onboarding of new families. The Director of Admissions oversees all day-to-day operations and admissions programs for approximately 950 Toddler grade 6 applicants.
Five years of admission and financial aid experience
Strong commitment to PK-6 education and to Center for Early Education’s mission and kind and inclusive community.
Experience at an institution with core values and mission similar to CEE, that embraces diversity. Has exhibited success with diversity in admission
Superior communication skills both written and spoken
Sense of humor, flexibility, poise, confidence and an appreciation for collaboration
Proficiency with admission software, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google applications.
Willingness to work extended hours, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
Proficiency with social media.
Recognized as a leader in independent schools
Elementary or Early Childhood Teaching experience
Not influenced by celebrity/wealth.
Ability to exercise good judgment and use discretion with confidential information
Ability to say ‘no’ in a graceful manner that makes the applicant family feel that they were treated fairly and kindly in the process.
About The Center for Early Education
Founded in 1939, The Center for Early Education educates students from Toddler through Grade Six. Our urban West Hollywood campus houses 538 children in instructional building with rooftop playgrounds, unique 'green' planting and underground parking. The Center combines a challenging academic curriculum with a nurturing environment that harkens back to the founders' focus on the inner life of the child. Both the student body and faculty/staff are very diverse with 50% students of color. The Center offers an ample Financial Aid program with inclusion awards but also strives for socioeconomic diversity among its families. Generous donors and a mature advancement program keep tuition below the median of comparable schools in the Los Angeles area. The Center offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits to employees. A long-standing commitment to professional development allows all employees to further their professional and personal growth.