The New School (TNS), a private four-year high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum that blends traditional academic study and community engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do real-world work that takes them beyond the classroom. TNS takes a blended approach, combining experiential learning opportunities with a rigorous college prep program to equip students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the city through major interdisciplinary projects, an entrepreneurship program, and internships, and in the process develop portfolios of exceptional work and experiences. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School was founded in 2014 and currently enrolls approximately 85 students in grades 9–12. Enrollment is predicted to remain at this level for the 2019-20 academic year.
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The Director of Admissions owns the recruiting and selection process for prospective students and parents and contributes to the development of an annual marketing strategy to attract an ever-widening pool of applicants. The Director works collaboratively with school leaders and all other faculty/staff to host events and visiting parents and students. We are actively searching for a Director who will bring fresh thought to the entire process of admissions (following five increasingly successful years of recruitment) and one who is dedicated to developing deep connections to prospective parents and students. The Director of Admissions position may be part-time or full-time, depending on applicant qualifications and institutional needs.
Essential Job Functions
Evaluate current practices and develop an annual strategy and plan for advertising and marketing TNS across all available channels (web, social, in person events among others)
Build and maintain deep relationships with all K-8 sending schools and referral sources
Represent TNS at various high school fairs or recruitment events
Host on-site and off-site opportunities for interested parents, students and community members to visit and learn more about TNS
Refresh all admissions materials and processes
Track and organize flow of applications with regular reporting to school leaders
Serve as leader of selection committee and prepare all materials for evaluation by committee
Communicate consistently and promptly with all prospective families
Manage enrollment process including collection of all necessary registration information
Minimum of 2 years in admissions or consultative sales role
The ideal candidate will be dedicated to building deep connections with prospective parents and students and TNS faculty and staff
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as is an entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for high school education and a high degree or organization
All faculty and staff are expected to embody the following New School values:
The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning
About The New School, Atlanta
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, take the passions to the next level. Every student learns to code and build websites, every student goes through a year-long entrepreneurship program, every student takes internships, creativity meets technology and innovation in core classes and enrichment programs. The school day starts with yoga, and reflection and peer review are an integral part of projects and classes. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.