Oldfields School, an all-girls international boarding and day school, grades 8-12, located in northern Baltimore County, is looking for an experienced Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission. This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with a high degree of integrity and a keen interest and deep commitment to the value of a single-sex independent school education.
The Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission will oversee the practical and strategic aspects of the Oldfields financial assistance program by managing and enhancing current systems. The Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission will maintain strong relationships with a wide range of constituents, including scholarship programs, secondary school placement professionals, faculty members, school administrators, students and their families working to identify admission markets and achieve success across the Oldfields admission effort. The Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission will provide leadership, awareness and an understanding of the importance of an all-girls secondary school education, while helping to make the Oldfields learning community one in which diversity of thought and experience are represented. This position reports to the Director of Enrollment Management and serves as the leader of the Financial Aid Committee.
This is a full-time, year-round position requiring frequent travel and work outside of regular business hours.
Participate in all facets and phases of the enrollment process, including fielding inquiry calls, conducting on/off-campus candidate interviews, cultivating and stewarding relationships with prospective families through all phases of the inquiry to enrollment process.
Engage in significant travel for recruitment and other related admissions events.
Read applications and make admission decision recommendations as a member of the File Review Board.
Oversee Financial Aid budget, distribution, and the Financial Aid Committee, reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management.
Review Financial Aid Policy with the Director of Enrollment Management and Admission Committee annually to ensure philosophy/policy alignment and maintenance of best practices, making adjustments as needed.
Serve as a thought partner in enrollment research and planning.
In collaboration with the admission team, develop, execute, and evaluate the vision for recruitment of students for the school including goal-setting and attainment.
Identify trends in independent school, boarding school, and girls school demographics and collaborate with internal departments and external constituents to create long and short term recruitment strategies.
Exercise a working knowledge of the strategic relationship between the roles of admission, marketing, and financial aid while achieving enrollment and retention objectives.
Coordinate re-enrollment efforts, in collaboration with the Director of Enrollment Management.
Work with the admission team to develop and implement Admission and outreach events including: Open Houses, information sessions, target-area events, sponsored events and others as developed.
Work collaboratively with Business, Communications, Development and Alumnae offices and Student Life as needed.
Performs other assignments as necessary.
Actively participate in the residential experience, which may include dormitory or other campus responsibilities, academic advising, coaching and/or similar duties.
Performs other assignments and ancillary duties as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree and/or three to five years of experience in admission, preferably working with the financial aid process.
General understanding of standardized testing and different academic environments.
Interpersonal skills, organization, strong work ethic, and willingness to work within a boarding school schedule, including some weekends and evenings, are vital to the success of working at Oldfields School.
Demonstrates cultural competency for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Oldfields life.
Possess strong communication skills, an enthusiasm for working with young people, a desire to travel domestically and internationally, and an ability to connect with a diverse group of students and families.
Understands and supports the mission and motto of Oldfields School.
Respects the traditions and purpose of an all-girls secondary school education.
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter and references in pdf format to Oldfields School at email@example.com. Please reference the position being applied for in the subject line. Onsite interview is required. First round interviews will be conducted in early April. Criminal background checks are performed on all new hires. Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, a generous benefits package and on-campus housing is available. Oldfields is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Oldfields School
Oldfields School is an 8th-12th grade all girls international boarding and day school in Baltimore County, Maryland.