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Associate Director of Admissions - Upper School

Company: The Nueva School
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

-The Nueva SchoolASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS- UPPER SCHOOL -The Role & OpportunitiesThe Associate Director of Admissions - Upper School is one of the key ambassadors for Nueva and provides leadership on issues related to student recruitment and admissions primarily for grades 9-12. They will support the admissions process and procedures for all candidates, PreK-12. The Associate Director of Admissions reports to the Director of Admissions and works closely with the upper school leadership and admission teams. Evening and weekend work is required. -The Associate Director of Admissions will have opportunities to refine an admissions process for a growing applicant pool, partner with talented faculty and students to attract and yield mission-matched families, and launch key initiatives to support recruitment and outreach goals. -Key responsibilities include data and file management, applicant assessment, admissions performance tracking and funnel reporting, volunteer training and management, event planning, and timely and effective communication with various constituents. The role requires the ability to both work independently and collaboratively on various admissions and larger community tasks and projects. -We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that social justice is a lens through which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience in which all students can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with -Primary Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the admissions team in all aspects of the admission process.
  • Manage all aspects of the Upper School admissions process - communicating and cultivating relationships with prospective families and stewarding them through the entire admissions cycle - prospect to enrolled (inquiry, interviews, tours, application assistance, etc).
  • Organize, manage, and lead all aspects of the Upper School admissions events.
  • Build and maintain relationships with area schools as well as with community based organizations and educational consultants.
  • Represent the school at various on and off campus gatherings to various groups of educators and prospective families.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of outreach strategies and events and support larger diversity goals for the school.
  • Support THRIVE program goals for enrollment and retention of underrepresented students and families.
  • Organize, participate in and lead Upper School admissions committees including reading files and managing the reading process.Maintain accurate database of applicant information.
  • Assist with institutional research needs including the collection and analysis of relevant data.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and execution of the department's communication plan to prospective and admitted students.Assist with the Admissions volunteer program and training (Nueva Parent Association, Students, US Mavericks Program).
  • Partner with staff and faculty who help with the admissions process - overseeing volunteer recruitment, training, and event scheduling.
  • Oversee international student applications, including I-20 visas.
  • Continually seek new opportunities to improve upon existing admission practices.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Three or more years of high school admissions experience.
    • Excellent organizational skills and strong, careful attention to details.
    • Ability to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities simultaneously in fast-paced environment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional people skills and phone etiquette.
    • Ability to work independently, collegially, and collaboratively. Positive team member.Demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competency in cross-cultural collaboration.Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others.
    • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and partnerships.
    • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
    • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Working knowledge of Ravenna Solutions a plus.
    • Bilingual abilities- Spanish/English or Mandarin/English a plus.
    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. -Terms & CompensationThis is a full-time, exempt position.The full-time salary range for this position is from $90,000 - $120,000. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of creditable experience, education level, and expertise.We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, employer match into flexible spending account, and free lunch. - Eligibility rules apply. -To ApplyPlease submit a cover letter, r--sum--, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at . If you have questions about this position, please contact Scott Bowers, Director of Human Resources, at (). - -The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer - we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field. - -About The Nueva SchoolThe Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students in grades PreK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California. -A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award, -and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; -has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; -co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; -hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and -New York Times -best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book -That Used to Be Us -in the chapter "Average Is Over." -For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website: - - -Powered by JazzHR

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