Associate Director or Senior Associate Director of Admissions
St. Andrew's School
Location: Middletown, Delaware
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
St. Andrew’s seeks a full-time associate director or senior associate director of admissions. St. Andrew’s was founded in 1929 as an independent, Episcopal boarding school. The school educates about 315 students from around the world each year in an all-residential setting, and has a long-standing commitment to financial aid and socioeconomic diversity. Our students and faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences, and it is this variety that creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment that makes our worlds larger.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic self-starter who will be the primary travel officer in the department. He or she can initiate and work on projects independently and also work cooperatively with the larger admissions team. The associate director or senior associate director of admissions is a member of the faculty and will have residential and coaching responsibilities as part of their role at St. Andrew’s. The admission team fosters and maintains a highly visible profile in the St. Andrew’s community and prioritizes responsive communication with prospective students and families. As a first point of contact with St. Andrew’s for many families, members of the admission team play a significant role in shaping the initial impressions and ongoing experiences of families throughout the application and enrollment process.
Duties for our admission team members will include but are not limited to the following responsibilities:
Participate in all aspects of the admission and enrollment process, from inquiry through enrollment.
Travel throughout the year, especially in the fall months.
Effectively communicate the values and mission of St. Andrew’s School.
Field inquiry calls and emails and conducts student and parent interviews. Serve as a key relationship builder with prospective families, feeder schools, and placement programs to connect them with the mission and values of the school.
Oversee elements of the admission process such as campus visits for prospective families, student tour guides, marketing outreach, or financial aid. Assignments will be determined based on office needs and the skills and talents of the successful candidate.
Organize admission events, including receptions, re-visit days, and orientation events.
Conduct a thorough and thoughtful evaluation of applicant files and offer recommendations for admission decisions.
Collaborate with faculty, alumni, and current parents on admissions initiatives.
Collaborate with admission colleagues in overarching strategic design and implementation of the plans to attract, admit, yield, and retain qualified students for St. Andrew’s.
Assist in the creation of marketing materials and strategies related to prospective families.
A member of the admissions committee.
Other duties as assigned by the dean of admission and financial aid.
Required Characteristics and/or skills
Demonstrates teamwork, initiative, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
Eagerness to authentically represent the school and be involved in a boarding school community.
Upholds school standards of professional courtesy, punctuality, discretion, integrity, discernment, honesty, and confidentiality.
Represent and communicate the authenticity of the school. Must appreciate St. Andrew’s School for its unique tradition and culture and understand matters pertaining to student academic aptitude and character assessment.
Exceptional interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to exceptional customer service.
Sense of humor, energy, and a high level of professionalism.
Excitement for working in a fast-paced and collaborative setting, enthusiasm for working with adolescents, and the ability to connect with a wide array of prospective students and families.
Candidates must have a passion for working with adolescents.
Three years of previous independent school or college admissions experience.
Candidates with the experience to be head or assistant coaches of an athletic team will be given strong consideration in this search. Currently, our search includes boys or girls squash, boys or girls tennis, football, boys or girls lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling but we are not limited to this. Candidates with these qualifications should highlight them in their application materials.
Conditions of Hire:
A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting and Child Protection Registry Check, is required as a condition of employment.
Applicant must complete satisfactory reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state employment laws, and any other required condition of employment.
St. Andrew’s School is an equal-opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faiths, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.
This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. Other duties may be assigned by the dean of admission and financial aid.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our website to learn more about our School.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 285-4211. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. St. Andrew’s School is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Founded in 1929 with an unprecedented commitment to financial aid, St. Andrew's School is an Episcopal, co-educational boarding school for grades 9 – 12 situated on 2,200 acres in Middletown, Delaware. Please visit www.standrews-de.org for more information.