Associate Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper School
The Hewitt School
August 24, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Job Title: Associate Director of Admissions for Middle and Upper School
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Hewitt School - New York, NY
Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
The Hewitt School seeks an associate director of admissions for middle and upper school. The associate director of admissions performs an integral role within the Hewitt admissions office and must work well as a collaborative member of the admissions team. This is a position for a seasoned admissions professional. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. The associate director for middle and upper school will need to establish positive relationships with students, families, faculty, administrators, placement directors, and educational consultants. The candidate must have a strong work ethic and desire to learn, show strong time-management and organizational skills, demonstrate initiative, and be interested in collaborating with the admissions team.
Help oversee the process of admissions for grades 5-12 including interviewing families, attending school and community fairs, event planning, and outreach.
Help develop a strategic plan for middle and upper school admissions based in research on admissions and enrollment trends.
Manage middle and upper school open house events.
Be a strong advocate for Hewitt and for girls’ education.
Engage in research on girls and girls’ education and be able to speak knowledgeably about research on how girls learn best.
Review and evaluate applicant files and participate in the middle and upper school admissions committees.
Represent Hewitt at ISAAGNY meetings and other professional forums.
Engage with faculty, administration, students, and parents in order to share Hewitt’s stories.
Track progress of admitted students.
Participate in work that supports diversity and inclusivity.
Attend occasional weekend and evening events.
Perform any other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
5+ years working in admissions and enrollment management
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Detail-oriented and self-motivated
Project management skills
Sense of humor
Data-driven decision making
Admissions software including Ravenna and Blackbaud
TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to email@example.com. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
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About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School, established in 1920, empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent, all-girls day school for grades K through 12.