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Assistant Director of Admissions

Company: Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS) is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8. The new Upper School (9-12,) established in 2019, is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road campus. Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where innovative teaching is encouraged as teachers model and foster a love of learning, challenge and inspire children toward academic excellence, and cultivate students--- interests and talents outside of the classroom. We value purposeful and personal learning in a joyful environment, with emphasis on the development of character, creativity, and a sense of personal value along with strong academic skill. GCDS is committed to graduating ethical, confident leaders who possess a strong sense of purpose. GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits, including a robust professional development program and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion. GCDS is pleased to offer transportation support and accommodations, as needed, along with an introduction to the local area, for those candidates who travel from outside of the region for on-campus employment interviews. Greenwich Country Day School seeks an Assistant Director of Admissions, to start July 2022. This position will report to the Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid and assist with all aspects of Upper School (Grade 9-12) admissions and enrollment management. Ideal candidates will possess strong database skills and demonstrated experience using data for strategic thinking along with exceptional interviewing skills and the ability to meaningfully engage prospective students and families. This is a 12-month/year, full-time position. Responsibilities Include: Work collaboratively with the admissions team in all aspects of the admissions process from inquiry to enrollment; including fielding questions, scheduling student visits, conducting parent and student interviews, follow-up communication, and coordination of admissions events Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee to review files, recommend, and select candidates for admission Work with the Director of Enrollment to build and maintain relationships with area schools as well as with educational access programs and educational consultants Assist with admissions testing and student screening process Work with student admissions ambassadors to ensure a meaningful leadership placement Incorporate the use of current trends, best practices, data, and quantitative analysis into the overall enrollment strategy Work collaboratively with internal departments including Advancement, Business, Communications, Athletics, and the Arts to engage prospective families and support enrollment and institutional goals Be an active and creative thought partner in the development of enrollment marketing and communications strategy Understand and support the mission of the school Required Qualifications Bachelor---s degree Minimum 5 years of admissions and enrollment management experience, preferably in an independent school setting at the secondary level Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community Proficiency with student information systems and databases Willingness to learn about the school, its curriculum and admissions policies Demonstrated knowledge of the strategic relationship that exists between the roles of admissions, marketing, and financial aid and the achievement of enrollment objectives Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the admissions process Leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented office Demonstrated cultural competency skills to effectively communicate and collaborate across difference Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and the ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings Strong presentation skills Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish departmental and individual goals Positive energy, flexibility and a desire to participate in the life of the school Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed Preferred Qualifications Experience with Veracross Experience with Financial Aid processes and procedures High level proficiency in Spanish Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to: Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources Powered by JazzHR dJonE8bkCZ

Keywords: Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich , Assistant Director of Admissions, Executive , Greenwich, Connecticut

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