Marin Country Day School is looking for an admission team member who displays excellent communication and people skills, scrupulous attention to detail, a calm presence in stressful situations and a resilient sense of humor. Demonstrates strong data entry and computer skills (experience with Word, Excel and proficient with student information systems). Thrives on organization and multi-tasking and comfortable working with confidential information. Self-motivated, energetic, approachable, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
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.
Displays excellent communication and people skills, scrupulous attention to detail, a calm presence in stressful situations and a resilient sense of humor. Demonstrates strong data entry and computer skills (experience with Word, Excel and proficient with student information systems). Thrives on organization and multi-tasking and comfortable working with confidential information. Self-motivated, energetic, approachable, and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Understands and supports the MCDS mission and philosophy
Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities
Displays knowledge of and administers school policies, procedures and practices
Maintains confidentiality of student, family and personnel information
Develops relationships with current and prospective MCDS families
Associate Director Principal Responsibilities:
Provides general office and customer relations duties for The Admission Office
Conducts parent interviews for families applying to grades 1-7*
Works with the Director of Admission on strategic Outreach and Events
Helps plan, implement, support and attends all Admission Receptions and Events
Helps plan, implement and support Tour Guide events; attends all Campus Tours
Oversees and manages 6th Grade Applicant Visits
Maintains statistical admission information; generates various reports as needed
Explains application processes to prospective and current MCDS parents; responds to some telephone and email inquiries
Serves as lead on Upper School Admission Day
Manages the Student Ambassador Program
Helps plan, implement, support and attends Lower School Admission Day
Coordinates all Admission testing, including the ISEE for applicants to grades 5-8
Serves as the lead on the Upper School & Off Grade Admission Committees
Outreach Principal Responsibilities:
Works with the Director of Admission to help strategically plan outreach efforts
Serves as the Admission Contact and event lead for all partner programs and events, including but not limited to Bridge the Gap College Prep, The SMART Program, Next Generation Scholars, Breakthrough Collaborative.
Coordinates and serves as the lead on Affinity Events; one for current families and some for prospective families.
Leads and coordinates the Admission Office Inclusion Contact Program
Robust professional development program
Faculty and Staff of Color Affinity Group called Fusion
Active SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) group
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.
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.