The Assistant Director of Admission serves as a member of the school’s advancement team and will report directly to the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management at West Nottingham Academy. The Assistant Director of Admission will be responsible for helping to communicate the value of a West Nottingham education to prospective students and their families, as well as consultant, agents, and other stakeholders. The Assistant Director of Admission will assist families from the initial inquiry stage through enrollment and play a role in planning department strategy and recruitment efforts. The Assistant Director of Admission will conduct admission interviews, lead/coordinate campus tours, support families applying for financial aid, travel to key market areas, review admission applications, and perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management. Engagement in residential and co-curricular programs is also vital in maintaining a full understanding and appreciation of the full boarding school experience at West Nottingham. This position requires the ability to have a flexible schedule, as it will require non-traditional work hours, including nights and weekends. All prospective employees must be able to clear a background and fingerprint check and TB screening.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Maintain primary point of contact for prospective families as they show interest in West Nottingham and navigate the independent school admissions process
Field inquiries, lead campus tours, conduct interviews and review admission applications
Upon enrollment, ensure smooth transition of care from admissions to Campus Life office
Assist with student retention efforts as needed
Plan and lead Open House events and off-campus receptions as part of community relations, recruitment, and enrollment.
Oversee West Nottingham’s Rambassador tour guide and student ambassador program
Serve as creative thought partner and strategist in enrollment research and planning
Maintain annual updating and reporting to various school associations - TABS, NAIS, ADVIS, Niche, Boarding School Review
Represent West Nottingham at school fairs, receptions, conferences, and other engagements
Work with PDSO to support international students.
All candidates must have an/an:
Bachelor’s degree (required) and/or advanced degree in applicable field
Independent school (K-12, or college) experience, preferably admission office, of at least 3-5 years (internship experience included)
Fluency in using technology applications including admissions databases or CRMs, MS Office Suite, Google Drive/Suite, and similar products.
Ability to work to work well under pressure, meet competing time frames, and prioritize work
Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents
Strong work ethic and a great sense of humor
A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally, regionally, and internationally
The ideal candidate will also have:
Local and regional connections to assist with advancement (enrollment and lead generation)
Availability to and interest in supporting the WNA community through additional duties such as dorm supervision and coaching a co-curricular or athletic activity, as well as the opportunity to live on-campus.
An understanding of a boarding school environment (in all aspects)
Prior work experience with J-1 and/or F-1 Visa students through the SEVIS certification program, including background as a DSO or PDSO
Additional Salary Information: room and board included
Internal Number: 2019-20-2
About West Nottingham Academy
About West Nottingham Academy
Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. We are a 9-12 grade coeducational boarding and day school located in Maryland near the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, an hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Baltimore. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a commitment to the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of each student. Last year, 120 students were enrolled, including 37% from overseas.
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - Fax: 410-658-6790
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - www.wna.org