The admission team at Derryfield advances the mission of the School by:
actively marketing our program to families of bright, motivated students;
selecting for admission students who will benefit from and contribute to our School’s many programs.
While short-term objectives may vary from year-to-year, the ultimate goal for every admission officer is to promote Derryfield to potential applicants and to provide the school with the most suitable student body possible.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities for the Assistant/Associate Director of Admission include, but are not limited to:
conducting parent and student interviews and serving as a member of the Admission Committee;
serving on the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee and helping to execute marketing, retention, and enrollment strategies;
leading the coordination of all on-and-off campus admission events; attending the majority of these events;
coordinating parent volunteers for admission events and initiatives;
leading the Student Ambassador and Host Program;
writing for marketing and admission communications;
advising Upper School students and possibly coaching;
other duties as assigned.
The Admission Office values:
warm, welcoming, and outgoing individuals who can reach out to families from a wide variety of backgrounds;
effective communication skills, including strong writing and editing abilities;
excellent collaborative team skills, as well as individual initiative;
strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
competitive drive and ambition to meet enrollment targets;
strong professional and personal integrity;
understanding the importance of confidentiality;
creative thinking, a growth mindset, and a sense of joy and humor.