Reports to: Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Status: Exempt, Full-time, Benefited Staff
The Assistant Director of Admission contributes to a collaborative and professional environment dedicated to the recruitment and enrollment of mission-appropriate students who are best served by The Webb Schools. The Assistant Director of Admission reports directly to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid and will join an experienced admission team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities are assigned by the Director of Admission and Financial Aid who may in his/her sole discretion, alter, add to, or eliminate job assignments anytime, with or without prior notice. The Assistant Director is expected to become familiar with the operation of the Office of Admission and to be proficient with the technology designed to support that operation.
The Assistant Director is expected to attend and support student activities and school events on a regular basis. The institutional character as a boarding school requires that duties may be performed throughout the day, evening and on weekends, both on and off campus. Travel includes 3-4 weeks throughout the fall.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Represent the school accurately and compellingly to prospective students, parents, educational consultants, and placement directors.
Travel in support of the marketing and recruitment goals of the Schools and provide an accurate record of travel and admission related expenses.
Interview applicants and families and provide a detailed report of the interview for the Admission Committee.
As a member of the Admission Committee, review and evaluate applications for admission and provide recommendations.
Act as the liaison between the Admission Office and the Summer Programs office and its administrators.
Develop, execute, and evaluate all on-campus admission events including open houses, admitted student days, shadow programs, and counselor events.
Develop a strategic travel plan in assigned recruitment territory to include school visits, high school recruitment fairs, interviews, meetings, and other recruitment activities.
Develop strategic initiatives that will promote and increase the number of visitors to campus including daily visits and event programming.
Monitor and report enrollment data on trends in assigned recruitment territory.
Attend conferences for professional development and in support of the mission of The Webb Schools, as necessary.
Continually seek new opportunities to improve upon existing admission and financial aid practices.
Proctor Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to set priorities and work collaboratively within a high functioning team in a fast-paced environment.
Communicate with prospective families in a professional and engaging manner.
Knowledge of Microsoft environments including Word, Power Point, Outlook and Excel.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s Degree is required (Master’s degree is preferred). Minimum of three years experience in either boarding, independent or college admission in an admission officer or counseling role. Experience with planning and orchestrating events is preferred. Working knowledge with the CRM system Slate is preferred.
PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES WEBB FACULTY & STAFF
Contributes to the delivery of the mission, vision, and values of the school community.
Follows community policies and procedures and should model positive behavior.
Works effectively as a team member and develops professional and productive relationships with colleagues.
Understands boundaries and embraces responsibility for the care of students in loco parentis.
Promotes a trust-based community by keeping appropriate confidences.
Manages time effectively and meets deadlines and commitments.
Communicates and responds to all school communications in a timely manner.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change as needed.
A current California driver license with a satisfactory motor vehicle record. A criminal background check is required and must be successfully completed before employment can begin.
The physical requirements of this position are those needed to successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities articulated above. As prescribed by law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
About The Webb Schools
Two schools on one campus--on the front porch of the Claremont Colleges, Los Angeles and the Pacific Rim. A fully accredited museum of paleontology. An honor code carried out by the students themselves. A college placement record that includes 90% of each graduating class attending colleges and universities in the top 10% nationwide. Students on campus from 10 states and 17 countries. A commitment to team sports, outdoor adventure, and participation in the arts. These attributes only begin to describe what makes Webb, Webb. While the school was founded in 1922 in the great tradition of the best boarding schools of the eastern United States, Webb has since grown to embrace the adventurous spirit of the American West where it thrives. Webb today is a vibrant community of unbounded thinkers pushing to solve problems and educate young boys and girls to become honor-bound leaders.
Webb employs over 250 people each year.