The Admission Officer is an entry-level position and serves as a full-time member of the Office of Admission. As a member of the admission faculty, the admission officer will be an integral part of the Academy’s outreach, recruitment and selection of a highly talented and diverse student population. This position is for a two-year appointment, renewable annually, and comes with on-campus housing.
Conduct on-campus and off-campus admission interviews of prospective students and parents
Participate in limited off-campus recruitment activities making presentations at various admission events designed to educate prospective families on Phillips Exeter Academy.
Review admission application and serve as a member of the admissions committee.
Perform other duties as needed and as assigned by the Dean of Enrollment.
Degree of Independent Action Performed
Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.
Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.
Internal & External Contacts
Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts will include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.
Bachelor’s degree required.
The ideal candidate will have experience with or knowledge of independent residential education.
Admission experience preferable.
Skills & Knowledge
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
Strong comfort level with data driven decision-making.
Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
Proven strong presentation skills and presence.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
Proficient in MS Office.
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically as needed.
High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
Ability to see with normal parameters.
Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to lift and transport up to 10lbs without assistance.
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.