Cathedral School for Boys (est. 1957) is an Episcopal, K-8 school of 264 students located in San Francisco. Cathedral is committed to providing an excellent education while defining what it means to educate and raise boys. We devote each day to the spirited dialogue, dynamic lessons, and intentional character building that guide each young boy to engage in the way that best fits him, while he simultaneously develops empathy and respect for the world around him.
Cathedral believes that diversity is an educational imperative, and we have been recognized for its leadership and multicultural education. Cathedral embraces families of all religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, and structures. Forty-two percent of our student body are students of color and annually, we dedicate more than 16% of our gross tuition ($1.5m in 2019) We remain deeply committed to the continued diversification of our students and faculty. Cathedral School seeks a compassionate, thoughtful, enthusiastic, and effective educator to serve in an important Admission role at a leading Bay Area school.
The Assistant Director of Admission position is an exempt, twelve-month, full-time administrative position that reports directly to the Director of Admission. Candidates should
Be an enthusiastic and articulate advocate for the School’s Mission.
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
Be eager to learn and collaborate with experienced, devoted, and talented colleagues.
Believe deeply in the critical importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the life of a school.
Be able to connect with boys ages 4-14 and the adults who love them.
Bring dynamic energy, self-awareness, commitment, and a sense of humor.
In addition to the responsibilities typically associated with admission office management and recruitment, the Assistant Director is also responsible for managing and growing many of the School’s outreach efforts and relationships with partner organizations. These efforts include serving as a liaison with various Bay Area organizations (like SMART and ABC) that help place capable middle school students at Cathedral. The Assistant Director will also be expected to develop and manage Cathedral’s recently established Community Scholarship Program. This Program is designed to attract high-achieving, underrepresented students to our Upper School (grades 5-8). Funded through a generous endowment commitment, Cathedral expects to admit students through the Program in the 2020-21 academic year.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, and Cathedral seeks candidates who possess the following:
A Bachelor’s degree is required (a Master’s degree is preferred).
Educational experience or experience in a related professional field.
A proven track record of work in admissions or programmatic development in independent school is helpful.
The ability and willingness to both think and plan strategically as well as manage the day-to-day tasks and work typically associated with school admissions, e.g., data entry, timely correspondence, report generation, file management.
Prior success in launching school or organization-wide initiatives is helpful.
Superb written and oral communication skills.
The ability to communicate effectively through personal conversations, public speaking, and written correspondence is essential.
A history or experience with managing institutional marketing and communications efforts is helpful.
Salary and benefits are highly competitive and some of the best among Bay Area Schools. Cathedral also pays relocation expenses.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and three references to Tara Boland, Director of Admission, at email@example.com.
This position begins in July of 2020.
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.