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Associate Director of Admission

Company: Castilleja
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

CASTILLEJA SCHOOL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION About Castilleja Castilleja is a dynamic, diverse and intentional educational learning community for students in grade 6-12 that believes in the power of women learning and women leading. Founded in 1907, Castilleja fulfills its mission to educate young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world. Diversity and Inclusion Statement Each member of the Castilleja community is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. Together, we commit to learning from diverse voices and experiences, and we aspire to engage our differences with courage, honesty, intellectual curiosity and respect. We believe this commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to developing compassionate leaders. Job Summary The Associate Director of Admission is a member of a four-person team of professionals that includes the Director of Admission, Associate Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, and Admission Associate. The Associate Director of Admission works with the Director of Admission to execute all facets of a comprehensive and strategic admission, recruitment, retention and tuition assistance program. Relationships: The Associate Director of Admission reports directly to the Director of Admission, serves on the Admission Committee, is a member of a grade level team, and serves as an advisor to 8-10 students. Primary Responsibilities

  • Represent the school at outreach events, feeder schools, and community based organization and educational consultants
  • Interview prospective students and families to share information relevant to Castilleja and the admission process
  • Evaluate applications and make recommendations to the Admission Committee.
  • Counsel families as they navigate independent school admission and tuition assistance processes.
  • With the Director of Admission and the Communications team, develop and implement our admission, marketing and communication plan
  • With the Director of Admission, develop and implement admissions, enrollment and operational strategies
  • Assist the Director with institutional research needs that includes the collection and analysis of relevant data.
  • Serve as academic advisor to 8-10 students
  • Continually seek professional development and new opportunities to improve upon existing admission and tuition assistance practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor's degree required
    • 4+ years of leadership positions in independent school, higher education, or related non- profit administration
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including cross-cultural competencies, to relate well with a broad range of constituents including students, faculty & staff, administration, parents, and the community
    • Excellent organizational, administrative and time management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic recommendations on admission and enrollment management issues
    • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple complex tasks
    • Appreciation of single-sex education
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Google Workspace, Filemaker, Ravenna. Veracross or other CRM databases
    • Proficiency in another language is desirable Qualities
      • Energy, initiative, creativity, compassion, ability to interact well with all ages, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, sense of humor, team player, and appreciation for independent, single-sex education, and unflappable work ethic. Compensation:
        • Comprehensive Health and Wellness plans including: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, EAP and Life.
        • Free lunch everyday at school is in session.
        • 403(b) Retirement plan with an outstanding employer match.
        • Castilleja uses a competitive salary scale which takes into account the range of experience, education and skill level. The yearly salary for this position ranges from $105,000 to $120,000. The following questions are entirely optional. To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more . Human Check* I consent to be contacted over SMS/Text for this job.

Keywords: Castilleja, Palo Alto , Associate Director of Admission, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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