Fryeburg Academy’s Office of Admission is responsible for the school’s enrollment planning and recruitment of residential and commuting day students. An associate position within this office requires the ability to communicate Fryeburg Academy’s central mission and its unique array of educational opportunities to prospective families, placement professionals, and feeder schools in a variety of situations on campus, around the country, and around the world. As a member of the admission team, an associate participates in office operations throughout the admission cycle, as well as in the ongoing cultivation of relationships with current students and families.
Specific duties fall among the following essential functions of the job:
Meet prospective students and their families. Learn of candidate’s strengths, weaknesses, interests, and academic aptitude. Share information about Fryeburg Academy.
Read applications and supporting materials. Provide evaluation of applicant credentials. Present and serve on Admission Committee, as well as Financial Aid Committee.
Promote Fryeburg Academy to prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, and referral organizations both internationally and domestically. Plan trips, present at conferences and fairs. Significant international travel.
Provide assistance with all day-to-day tasks as needed, including the answering of phones, responding to electronic communications, and aiding in mailings.
Assist in the planning and execution of all Admission events (examples include and are not limited to Open House, FAM Tours, Informational Sessions, etc.).
Conduct both in-person and Skype interviews
Collaborate with admission team to optimize the admission experience for prospective students and families, maximizing the conversion of admission-appropriate students from inquiry through yield
Follow up with families, students, educators, consultants, and school personnel in timely manner through electronic, hand-written, & telephone forms of communication. Formulate and enhance relationships within these various constituencies.
Assist with the Residential Honors program.
Assist with the Daniel Webster Society and tour program.
Assist with SEVIS and all I-20 Visa documents.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifying Education and Experience
Experience in a boarding/day-and-boarding school admission office preferred
Experience in working, traveling, or living internationally strongly preferred
Κnowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of FryeburgAcademy
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Sociable desire for regular and visible involvement in life of the school
Excellent organizational skills; ability to balance office duties and timelines
Commitment to office team processes
Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Judy Heininger, Executive Assistant to the Head of School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check.
Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation, and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.