Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1300 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
Francis Parker School seeks a qualified Associate Director for Lower School Admissions. Working under the direction of the Director of Enrollment, the Associate Director for Lower School Admissions acts as the primary resource for outreach and admissions for prospective students and families in the Lower School. This is an 11 month position that will start August 1, 2019.
Under the guidance of the Director of Enrollment, the Associate Director for Lower School Admissions is responsible for:
Oversight of the JK-5 admissions process, including parent interviews, parent communications, testing, student visitations, processing of forms, decisions and candidate notification
Coordinating the annual Lower School Open House and as well as other Admissions events
Collaborating with the Directors of Marketing and Communications in conducting outreach efforts to San Diego families through admissions materials, online networks, publications, community partnerships, and outside organizations
Working with Lower School faculty and staff to fully support the ongoing admissions efforts
Preparing LS Student Admissions Ambassadors and Parent Ambassadors to communicate the breadth of initiatives at Francis Parker School
Remaining current on admissions trends and statistics
Developing and maintaining relationships with area schools, especially feeder schools
Assisting in the short- and long-term JK-5 enrollment management
Monitoring JK-5 attrition and retention statistics
Representing the School and the Admissions Office at various functions within and outside the School
Identifying potential mentor families and future admissions outreach volunteers for the Lower School community
Minimum 5 years of experience preferred in Lower School admissions
Bachelor degree or higher; teaching or counseling degree preferred
Minimum 5 years of experience working in an independent Lower School
Strong knowledge of marketing strategies and outreach for independent schools
Collaborative attitude and ability to work in a team-oriented environment
Ability to problem solve, exercise good judgment and multi-task
Superior communication skills, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills
Strong professional demeanor and ability to represent the School ethically
Ability to exercise tact, discretion, and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive circumstances
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work non-traditional hours
Experience analyzing statistics and data trends
Solid technology background; experience with Ravenna and social media preferred
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color,sex(including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,marital status,religion, national origin,ancestry,age, mental or physicaldisability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status,or any otherbasis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.