Avenues: The World School, with a campus in New York City and another opening in Sao Paulo in 2018, is seeking an Assistant or Associate Director of Admissions in NYC who will engage families applying for Grades 9-12 and guide them through the admissions process and enroll students who are offered admission. This position reports to the Director of Admissions for the NY campus and will be part of an experienced and professional admissions team.
WHO ARE WE?
Avenues is a highly innovative Nursery-12 school that offers a global education. Avenues will open its second campus in 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will open additional campuses in the world’s leading cities in the coming years. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
As an Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, you will:
- Ensure that prospective students and families are well-matched with Avenues, by understanding applicants deeply and guiding them through the process, and advocating for them at Admissions Committee. - Create a unique yield strategy for each student offered admission and their parents, targeting the unique benefits of an Avenues education that will resonate with each family. You will do this collaboration with the admissions team, the 9-12 faculty and leadership, and the resources of the Creative Team. - Convey the unique value of an Avenues education in nuanced, accurate, and compelling ways that are tailored to each family’s interests. Avenues has several channels through which we communicate with prospective families, including information events. The Assistant/Associate Director is a key player at these events. - Build a special, diverse community of families and children who are invested in Avenues and excited to be part of a young, innovative new school. - Partner with the Faculty and Staff by fully engaging and forging relationships with the Upper Grades leadership, deans, faculty, and staff in support of recruitment. Make every family feel cared for and respected, regardless of the varied outcomes of the admissions process. - Successfully manage the application process with families, ensuring the timely and complete submission of application materials by stated deadlines, following up with families and schools as necessary. - Participate annually in determining new student goals for grades 9-12 in conjunction with the admissions, finance, and R&D teams. You will partner with the 9-12 leadership to help support their efforts towards the maximum re-enrollment of all qualified current students.
WHAT YOU BRING
Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the ideal candidates will be/have:
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in an independent school environment, preferably in admissions and/or high school grades. - Bachelors Degree from a four year college - Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - Excellent interpersonal skills - Impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills - Experience and strength in project management - Must be a team player, ready to quickly assist colleagues - Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google apps - Able to multi-task and work in a fast pace environment - Enthusiastic and passionate about 21st century education - Comfortable and familiar with database management - Skilled at building strong relationships with families - Intellectually curious with a mindset of continuous learning and growth
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.
Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its first,15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional developmen...t of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team. Avenues will eventually bring together 35,000 students and 3,000+ faculty members through a number of traditional and virtual modalities.
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