Director of Financial Aid & Associate Director of Admission
Choate Rosemary Hall
Location: Wallingford, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a candidate for a Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission with a start date of Summer 2023. The Choate Admission Office is composed of a Chief Enrollment Manager and eighteen professionals in a range of positions who work in collaboration with other members of the Choate community including form deans, department heads, teaching faculty, and coaches. This position is a year-round administrative faculty position reporting to the Chief Enrollment Manager. The position includes school housing and some combination of residential responsibilities and other extracurricular commitments as determined by the Dean of Faculty, in consultation with the Chief Enrollment Manager.
To fulfill these responsibilities the Director of Financial Aid & Associate Director of Admission:
with the Chief Enrollment Manager, appoints and leads the Financial Aid Committee in developing and monitoring policies and practices.
collaborates with the Chief Enrollment Manager and school leadership to provide vision, strategic planning, and guidance for the financial aid program.
coordinates with the finance office to establish a financial aid budget for the year.
articulates to prospective families the school's financial aid application requirements and deadlines.
calculates financial need for new and returning families that is consistent with school financial aid methodology.
develops a working relationship with families of currently enrolled students who receive or might need financial assistance.
oversees matching of the school's endowed scholarships in collaboration with the Alumni and Development Office.
communicates with students, parents, and guardians receiving financial assistance about their overall Choate experience and to ensure they are properly equipped with what they need to succeed.
liaises throughout the year with the Deans Office, College Counseling, IT, Beyond the Classroom, Health Center, and faculty advisers to best support all students who receive financial aid.
oversees various "need plus" scholarship programs: Choate Icahn Scholars, Andrew B. Noel III Wallingford Scholarship, Gakio-Walton Scholars.
gathers data for board reports and other constituents including NAIS, TSAO, and AFAO
in collaboration with other departments, oversees the distribution of non-tuition aid funds.
conducts interviews with prospective candidates.
reads, reviews, and evaluates candidates for admission.
travels out of state on behalf of the School and plans itinerary, marketing, advertising, and logistics for each trip.
works some evenings and weekends as assigned.
assumes regional responsibility for a portion of the applicant pool: gathers and analyzes demographic research, leverages current relationships in territory, identifies and grows potential markets, offers highly personalized communication with prospective families in territory throughout the application cycle.
builds and maintains relationships with secondary school counselors at established and potential feeder schools and community-based organizations.
represents the School at receptions, fairs, information sessions, and on-campus events to effectively communicate the value of a boarding school education.
visits classes, school events (athletic/artistic/academic), and other functions to keep current on life at Choate.
attends professional development opportunities including but not limited to Enrollment Management Association, The Association of Boarding Schools, and cultural competency training.
takes on other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Chief Enrollment Manager.
Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.
For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.
Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees.
Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.
Employee benefits include a generous defined contribution 403(b)plan, medical and dental insurance coverage, vacation, long-term disability and group term life insurance.
Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.