This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position reporting directly to the Director of Enrollment Management. The Office of Admission oversees the admission and financial aid process and the continued enrollment of its boarding and day students. The admission staff works collaboratively on the recruitment, evaluation of new students, and retention of all enrolled students.
The Assistant Director of Admission will demonstrate creativity, collegiality, a welcoming demeanor and a high level of energy matched with strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and computing skills to manage the Admission Office. A keen attention to detail, an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently during high-pressure periods, a genuine interest in promoting the School to prospective student families, and a high level of professionalism, initiative and confidentiality are essential qualities. The ability to articulate the distinct attributes of independent education is paramount and an understanding of the ethos of boarding school is helpful.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for assisting in the recruitment and selection of appropriate students
Assist in the formulation and implementation of local, national and international marketing plans
Support all on-campus recruitment events and lead assigned off-campus events
Manage faculty follow-up with prospective and newly admitted students
Interview prospective students/parents on campus and support the planning of individual school visits
Cultivate relationships with feeder school administrators, independent educational consultants and alumni/parents for the purposes of applicant referral
Collaborate with Advancement office for recruitment/development initiatives
Assisting with special event planning
Supporting the director in reporting admission statistics and trends
Coordinate Admission Ambassador program
Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the director
Participate fully in the life of Fountain Valley School, including:
Attend Faculty Meetings and in-service sessions
Participate in weeknight and weekend duties, as assigned
Attend All School programs
Other duties that accompany working at a boarding school
Environment: Office working with prospective high school students
Physical Demands: Able to sit, stand and lift up to 30 lbs for eight hours per day, occasional weekend and/or weeknight obligations
Working Relationships: Students, parents, admission personnel, and all other FVS employees
FVS’ Core Values are courage, open mindedness, self-reliance, curiosity, and compassion. FVS supports a culture of communication and collaboration with the intent of creating an environment of predictability and support for our students, parents, and colleagues. FVS employees celebrate diversity, participate fully in the school community, embrace the power of the prairie, the peaks, and the history of the School. FVS teaching faculty challenge students, create opportunities for learning and growth beyond the academic day, employ innovative teaching methods, and pursue professional and personal development through lifelong learning.
Fountain Valley School of Colorado provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious and compassionate.
Knowledge and Skills
Strong use of Google and Microsoft Office products
Previous experience in database management
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent analytical, communication and social skills