Sandy Spring Friends School is seeking a dynamic individual to join the admissions team as Pre-Primary and Lower School Admissions Director. The ideal candidate will drive and facilitate the admission process for all Lower School applicants; provide excitement and expertise in outreach, recruitment, and cultivation of our pre-primary program; and will have knowledge of licensure of pre-school classes in a school setting. Familiarity with independent schools and the greater Olney area is a plus. Note: some weekend and evening hours will be required.
SSFS is eager to consider applicants from underrepresented groups.
Overseeing the Pre-Primary and Lower School Admissions process, including recruiting prospective families, coordinating shadow visits for student applicants, and attending recruitment and outreach events.
Building upon and developing our newly-formed program for preschool-aged children.
Establishing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with admission contacts (feeder schools, educational consultants, etc.) and parenting communities in the greater Olney region.
Providing information to prospective families about SSFS via phone, person-to-person meetings, and campus tours.
Conducting all Lower School parent interviews and writing interview reports/submitting applicant data sheets.
Providing feedback as requested to applicants who may be waitlisted or not accepted.
Organizing, facilitating, scheduling, and observing applicants for pre-primary and primary grade play groups or school day visits.
Maintaining and inputting data information for all inquiries and applicants, monitoring file status of applicants, and working with families to complete the application process.
Organizing, conducting, and facilitating Lower School admission committee meetings, including preparing guidelines and review of materials for committee members.
Providing feedback and data for admissions marketing team.
Assisting with the implementation of re-enrollment and retention efforts, including contacting parents, teachers, and advisors, and monitoring re-enrollment of current students with attention to attrition and retention rate.
Recruiting, cultivating, and training parent volunteers to be parent ambassadors of the school.
Attending regular meetings within the department, with the Lower School faculty/staff, with the Lower School Head, and monthly all-school meetings.
Representing SSFS at external and internal fairs and events, and supporting the team with planning and logistics of school year events such as Open House and SSFS fairs.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including extensive amounts of computer and phone time as well as the ability to navigate stairs, mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement, bending and squatting, and lifting/carrying boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.
Qualifications & Skills: Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred. Essentials include a high proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Google Docs; excellent communication skills both written and verbal, a knack for organization and accuracy with details, exceptional customer service skills with students and adults. Ideal candidates will also embrace professional development, be willing to develop new initiatives as needs arise, value diversity, and support Quaker beliefs, values, and practices.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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