Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school founded in 1922. Located on Main Street in Concord, Mass., we are home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. Our mission centers on love of learning, respect for and inclusion of a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and our covenant of common trust.
Concord Academy seeks a highly motivated individual to be part of an exciting team. Under the supervision of the Director of Enrollment Management, the Associate Director will assist with recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a dynamic class of students every year with a focus on boarding student recruitment. The Associate Director will travel up to sixteen weeks during the year, review applications, and will have programmatic responsibilities throughout the admission cycle. The Associate Director assists the Director of Enrollment Management in further refining and developing both a domestic and an international boarding recruitment plan and by executing much of this travel.
Organizes and conducts up to sixteen weeks of domestic and international travel including weekends, planning and executing school visits, interviewing prospective students and their families, presenting informational sessions and building networks with schools and educational consultants.
Assists in developing and implementing programs on- and off-campus for prospective students and their families, educational consultants and secondary school counselors.
Interviews prospective students and their families and produces a comprehensive interview write-up.
Leads an admissions committee in the careful, thoughtful, confidential review of applications.
Develops a genuine understanding and appreciation of all facets of Concord Academy by participating in the daily life of the school through serving as an advisor to current students and attending morning chapels and announcements, faculty meetings and other school events.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management.
Minimum of three to five years of experience in related work required, and admissions experience is strongly preferred, particularly in independent boarding schools or colleges/universities.
Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, analytical and organizational skills are critical.
Must possess energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
Excellent interview skills with the ability to relate to a wide range of students and their families.
Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve.
Adept with various computer skills and possesses the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs.
Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to consistently provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
Strong ability to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to multi-task and meet demanding time frames.
Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Ability to be mobile in a multi-story building and attend meetings throughout campus. Extended periods of sitting, standing, and working at the computer.
This is a year round position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and this position is benefits eligible. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates a full-time teaching opening in its Science Department beginning in the fall of 2019.
Founded in 1922, Concord Academy is a renowned independent high school for individuals who go on to make their mark on the world. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students thrive in partnership with talented educators, encouraged to find their voices and discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes. With just shy of 400 boarding and day students, the CA community is vibrant, close-knit, and enlivened by a rigorous curriculum with wide-as-you-can-dream opportunities. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.