This is an entry level, full-time, 12-month position reporting directly to the Director of External Affairs who oversees admissions and financial aid as well as advancement functions. The admission staff works collaboratively on the recruitment, evaluation of new students, and retention of all enrolled students.
Do you enjoy interacting with a wide range of people and have empathy for families of young children? Are you detail-oriented and comfortable with technology? Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills? If so, you may want to consider joining our small but motivated team. Our school follows the ‘external affairs’ model so the “team” is committed to all aspects of constituent relations.
The Admission Associate will be primarily responsible with the prospective family experience. This includes answering their questions and showing them the many ways our school will meet their children’s educational and socio-emotional needs. Doing this well will require diplomacy, patience, empathy and exceptional communication skills. This includes the ability to articulate the benefits of an independent school education and the unique features of the Applewild program with conviction, authenticity and persuasion.
The Admission Associate will also spend 25-50% of her or his time developing and maintaining the school website and social media presence, in partnership and collaboration with other members of the External Affairs team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for assisting in the recruitment and selection of appropriate students
Assists in executing creative marketing plans to position the Applewild brand in key towns to drive sustainable enrollment, including auxiliary programs.
Provides warm, personal interactions with our visiting families.
Supports all recruitment events, at both our main and satellite campuses.
Follows up with prospective and newly admitted families to address questions.
Assists with interviews of prospective students/parents on campus and schedule individual school visits.
Assists with special event planning and execution.
Supports and tracks admission statistics and trends reporting.
Support Applewild’s digital reach program.
Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the director
Participate fully in the life of Applewild School, including:
Attend Faculty Meetings and professional development
Participate in weeknight and weekend duties, as assigned
Attend All School programs
Environment: Office working with prospective families and their children.
Physical Demands: Able to sit, stand and lift up to 30 lbs for eight hours per day, including the need to walk up hills and stairs frequently. Occasional weekend and/or weeknight obligations. Housing may be available.
Applewild is an independent, co-educational school for students in preschool through eighth grade. We have two campuses, the original 26-acre that has been in use since 1957 and a newer satellite campus approximately 20 miles away. The school has a warm inclusive culture which comes from a ubiquitous commitment to the following Core Values:
Respectful To exhibit a courteous regard for oneself, others and property
Fair To demonstrate impartial and thoughtful behavior and decision-making
Responsible To be reliable, dependable and accountable in word and deed
Compassionate To act with kindness, empathy and sympathy
Cooperative To work together toward common goals
Honest To be truthful in words and actions
Civic-Minded To participate actively in promoting the well-being of the community
At Applewild we believe that the ages of four to fifteen are the most important in a child's education, the foundation upon which all future success is built. We empower students to discover their passion for learning and pursue excellence in academics, arts, and athletics in our supportive environment. The Core Values and Competencies we promote and the relationships we foster among all members of our diverse community prepare our students to be confident learners and engaged citizens.