Part-time: 80% during a 10-month Admission season (exempt)
Mid-August through Mid- June
Reports to the Director of Admission
Marin Country Day School is looking for an admission team member with excellent social skills, who displays strong cultural competence, is flexible, positive, adaptable, adept at customer service, maintains calm under pressure, and is an excellent team player. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years of work experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic office and school environment. Experience with children, parents, volunteers and independent school culture is a bonus.
About Marin Country Day School
MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin. Our mission states:
Our school is a community that
Inspires children to develop a love of learning,
thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;
Nurtures in each of them a deep sense of
respect, responsibility and compassion; and
Challenges them to envision and to work toward a better world.
We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body. As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”
At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.
Indexed Tuition Principal Responsibilities:
Markets, manages, implements and evaluates the strategic direction of the IT model
Works with internal constituents to strategically address the needs of families paying below the top of the index
Educates current and applicant parents about indexed tuition and serves as an ambassador at MCDS and greater independent school community
Supports current and applicant families throughout the indexed tuition process
Explains application and indexed tuition processes to prospective and current MCDS parents; responds to telephone and email inquiries
Serves as chief contact for NAIS financial services
Distributes, collects and evaluates Parent Financial Statement information and oversees collection of required supplemental documentation
Makes tuition determinations in the context of school budget in support of Indexed Tuition
Monitors, evaluates and assesses program annually (more frequently as particular issues/circumstances arise) and presents to the Finance committee (and other constituents as needed) on an annual basis.
Ensures adherence to NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administrators
Updates, maintains and protects the integrity of permanent indexed tuition, and admission databases
Coordinates and manages all re-enrollment for existing families
Works with Tech Department to maintain and improve online student admission and enrollment processes
Maintains statistical Indexed Tuition, and admission information; generates various reports as needed
Presents information about Indexed Tuition to the Board of Trustees and/or Finance Committee as necessary
Admission Principal Responsibilities:
Helps plan, implement, support and attends all Admission Receptions and Events
Is a member of the Lower School and Upper School Admission Committees and contributes IT insight to enrollment decisions
Provides general office and customer relations duties for The Admission Office
Produces and maintains enrollment numbers and statistics to inform admission decisions
Coordinates re-enrollment materials for returning students
Coordinates enrollment materials for new students
Works with Tech Department and Database vendor maintain and improve online student admission and enrollment processes
Maintains statistical indexed tuition, and admission information; generates various reports as needed
Conducts some admission interviews
Understands and supports the MCDS mission and philosophy
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
Displays knowledge of and administers school policies, procedures and practices
Maintains confidentiality of student, family and personal information
Develops relationships with current and prospective MCDS families
Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
Ability to design innovative curriculum in collaboration with colleagues
Strong and supportive professional community with a growth mindset
MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of
diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.
Experience working in an Admissions office
Experience with a financial aid model (like Indexed Tuition) preferred
Experience with databases, PC & Mac operating systems, Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office programs
Satisfactory TB risk assessment
Clear Criminal History Background Check
Must be available some evenings and weekends
About Marin Country Day School
Marin Country Day School is an independent K-8 coed day school enrolling 590 students at a 35-acre campus in Corte Madera, California. Our school's mission, underscored by our core values of respect, responsibility and compassion, asks children to become skilled learners and ethical human beings, motivated to make a difference in the world.
Founded in 1956 by an adventurous group of parents and educators who believed that learning is a joyous and lifelong process, MCDS provides a distinguished education based on distinctive values, aspirations and practices. Students at MCDS enjoy the benefits of innovative teaching, enhanced understanding of how children learn, tools for clear and creative expression and an increasingly diverse student body.
Our rich and well-considered core curriculum includes a rigorous grounding in traditional academic disciplines: English, Spanish, mathematics, science and social studies. Art, athletics, drama, music and outdoor education are integral parts of the program. In addition, Aikido/Energy Time, developmental physical education and age-appropriate curricula covering nutrition, human sexuality and substance abuse promote health and wellness.
We strive as well to prepare our students to participate thoughtfully and meaningfully in the changing world of the 21st century, and to give them flexible skill sets that will serve them in a world that is more competitive and technologically integrated. Woven into the program are initiatives promoting ecoliteracy, global awareness and engagement and facility in the use of technology. Ongoing review of the core program assures that the curriculum is dynamic, incorporates current pedagogy and best practices, and is well-aligned through the nine grade levels.