100% FTE: July 1, 2017 start; contract period: 12-month
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates, community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of sogie (sexual orientation/gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply.
In close collaboration with the Director of Admission, the Assistant Director of Admission helps to develop and fulfill the admission strategy-- a strategy informed by goals set by the Head of School and Board of Trustees. In order to fulfill this role, the Assistant Director brings a strong understanding of independent school culture, the competitive landscape, recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in independent schools, and the use of data in informing marketing and enrollment strategies. Employing a deep knowledge of the school and exceptional communication skills, the Assistant Director serves as a compelling brand ambassador to both internal and external constituencies and helps to activate the school community in support of the admission/enrollment process. In executing the responsibilities of this position, the Assistant Director demonstrates compassion, integrity, follow-through, creativity, humility and cultural responsiveness. Throughout the admission and enrollment process, the entire admission team looks to serve the needs of the school and the needs of the individual students and their families.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- working with the Director of Admission to set yearly goals, priorities and strategies for the department;
- working with the school’s Marketing and Communications Director and admission team to develop effective marketing materials across multiple platforms;
- collaborating to advance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the department and within the context of admission/enrollment;
- representing The Bay School of San Francisco to placement counselors at Bay Area middle schools and access programs as well as to prospective students and their families;
- designing and coordinating effective and engaging student visit and re-visit programs;
- Developing and implementing a leadership curriculum that provides on-going training to student hosts and student admission leaders;
- cultivating and activating students, parent volunteers and Bay faculty and staff to support the admission/enrollment efforts;
- designing and coordinating both general and targeted outreach events;
- interviewing prospective students;
- reading and evaluating admission files;
- helping to build a class of students who will thrive at Bay and contribute to Bay in myriad ways;
- collaborating with the Tuition Assistance Committee in prioritizing grant candidates;
- serving as an advisor to a group of 8-9 Bay students.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings.
- A valid and clear California driver’s license and the ability to drive self and/or students to school visits and functions away from campus.
- Ability to lift 25 lbs.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- a bachelor’s degree;
- a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in an independent high school or college admission office;
- an understanding of the challenges of an independent school admission office;
- a passion for the complex work of admission and the admission office;
- cultural competency, i.e. the ability to work effectively and communicate authentically with diverse populations;
- significant experience working with adolescents in a school or camp setting;
- excellent oral and written communication skills in English and, ideally, in a second language;
- ability to present to large audiences and to communicate one-on-one compellingly and authentically;
- proficiency with Google and MS Office products, presentation software, database software (e.g. Ravenna) and 21 st century marketing tools;
- attention to detail (both in numbers and in text) and the ability to manage multiple complex tasks efficiently and effectively;
- strong data analysis skills;
- a strong (team) work ethic and a solution-oriented mentality;
- a growth mindset and ability to incorporate feedback in order to improve;
- abundant energy, optimism and the ability to stay calm and focused in a busy work environment.
In addition, the ideal candidate will:
- find resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
- demonstrate dedication to anti-bias work, equity promotion and cultural competency;
- seek out collegial collaboration as a means to improve both team and self;
- demonstrate a passion for being in a learning community;
- enjoy working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a strong benefits package.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to email@example.com , subject line: AAD.
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate
contributing to The Bay School of San Francisco and to the admission team
3) List of references, including email and telephone contact information.
Deadline for applications is May 22, 2017