Hawken seeks a full-time (12-month) Director of Flexible Tuition and Assistant Director of Admission, Upper School to begin July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will further Hawken’s mission of “forward-focused preparation for the real world through the development of character and intellect” by recruiting a diverse and talented upper school student body. The school is looking for a dynamic self-starter who can initiate and work on projects independently and also work cooperatively with a larger admission team across Hawken’s four campuses. The Director of Flexible Tuition and Assistant Director of Admission, Upper School reports to the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and the Director of Admission, Upper School. Specific responsibilities include:
Manages the approximately $9.3 million financial aid budget.
Ensures Hawken’s financial aid program supports the strategic goals of the school and aligns with NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid Administration.
Plans, executes and manages the financial aid process for returning and prospective students across all four campuses.
Provides individual counseling to prospective families regarding the Flexible Tuition Program.
Facilitates any Flexible Tuition sessions or presentations for admission related outreach events or programming.
Serves as a liaison between the Financial Aid Office and faculty and staff.
Establishes and cultivates positive community relations among all Hawken constituencies.
Facilitates all Financial Aid committee meetings.
Manages all Flexible Tuition applications and appeals.
Works closely with the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management on all issues pertaining to the re-enrollment of current students and families.
Manage a large influx of Flexible Tuition applications during the busy season while keeping family information organized and confidential.
Works collaboratively with the Directors of Admission from all campuses on any issues pertaining to Flexible Tuition.
Works closely with the Business Office and Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management on all work related to Net Tuition Revenue.
Provides reports on Flexible Tuition budget and statistics, and Net Tuition Revenue to the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, Head of School, and the Business Office.
Assists in creating marketing materials for the Flexible Tuition Program.
Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management.
Creates a welcoming Admission Office environment for guests and other constituencies.
Works closely with the Director of Upper School Admission to attract, admit, yield, and retain qualified students for Hawken.
Actively participates in and supports admission events, including open houses, receptions and orientations.
Interviews prospective students and provides Upper School tours to prospective families.
Fields inquiry phone calls and emails, guides families through the application process to ensure that the application experience is positive.
Works closely with the Assistant to the Director of Admission, Upper School, to maintain the PORTAL database system and ensure accurate data.
Pulls necessary reports for the Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, Administrative Council meetings, the Head of School, Business Office, etc. with some assistance from the Assistant to the Director of Admission, Upper School.
Serves on the Upper School Admission Committee and assists the Director of Admission, Upper School in the preparation, facilitation, and organization of Admission Committee meetings.
Travels regionally periodically for off-campus events or programs, some weekend or evening travel and/or work is required.
Actively supports the Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School in the drafting, editing, and production of large scale mailings and letters such as decision letters, enrollment and re-enrollment letters, contracts, visit letters, and other similar communications.
Serves as a DSO for SEVIS related issues and attends all necessary trainings.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Upper School Admission.
Founded on the ideal that “the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life,” Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with nearly 1,400 students in preschool through grade 12. Our three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city’s museum district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment. To learn more about us, visit www.hawken.edu
Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Kathy Mitchell O’Neal, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
Proficiency with Google Docs and Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Previous experience with FileMaker Pro, an educational database system, or other database software
Previous independent school or college financial aid and admission experience
Exceptional communicator with outstanding organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
Committed to active ongoing development of cultural competence
Philosophically aligned with the mission of the school
Sense of humor, energy and enthusiasm
Strong work ethic
Eager to initiate projects independently while also working collaboratively with the admission team across four campuses
Willingness to do what the team needs to reach strategic and short-term goals
Excitement for working in an innovative, fast-paced and collaborative PS-12 setting
About Hawken School
Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.
We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. If you are a teacher-leader who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, and inspired by this description of our community, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Founded on the ideal that “the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life,” Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with nearly 1,400 students in preschool through grade 12. We are thrilled to open our fourth locati...on, the Mastery School of Hawken, in the city's cultural center in Fall 2020. To learn more about us, visit www.hawken.edu