Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a full time Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. This is a full year, exempt position located at the upper school campus and requires occasional travel.
The Associate Director, reporting to the Associate Head of School and Director of Admissions & Financial Aid will have primary administrative responsibility for the operations of all the financial aid programs at the school, which include tuition aid, non-tuition financial aid, Summer School financial aid, and Global Service Learning financial aid. He or she will also be an integral member of the Admissions team and will maintain a presence at both the middle and upper school campuses –attending faculty meetings, participating in committee work, and seeking other ways to immerse themselves in the life of the school. Specific responsibilities include:
Chair the financial aid committee;
Evaluate all financial aid (tuition assistance) requests for enrolled and admitted students;
Allocate non-tuition financial aid to enrolled students. This may include, but is not limited to transportation, food, technology, athletics, and music aid;
Work with student support services to monitor tutoring fees; music program director for lessons and music travel expenses; and with year and semester leave programs on tuition needs of financial aid recipients;
Serve as point person for all upper school students who are recipients of financial aid. This could include following up with students on food billings, and fielding requests about non-tuition expenses incurred during the academic year;
Liaise with the Global Education office when financial aid recipients are considering GSL trips;
Along with the Assistant Director, evaluate all Lakeside summer school financial aid requests;
Contribute to the admission process as an upper and middle school interviewer, and serving on the upper school admissions committee;
Participate in all-school outreach efforts including school fairs and regional meetings;
Plan and host on-campus and off-campus financial aid specific workshops and events;
Manage endowed scholarship application and naming process;
Update and maintain financial aid print materials, tuition section of the website, and stated financial aid policies, guidelines, and procedures; and
Collaborate with the Business office to monitor student accounts, coordinate system integration and functionality, and ensure effective enrollment and re-enrollment processes
Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace.
Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred.
Prior experience working with admissions and financial aid programs is required, and prior teaching experience will be considered.
A sophisticated knowledge of the SSS methodology and an understanding of the family experience as it relates to paying tuition, saving, and living in an expensive metropolitan area.
Must have exceptional project management skills; able to forecast, track, and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated qualities of initiative and good judgment.
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Work effectively with others on an individual basis and part of a team.
Computer (PC/Windows) proficiency is required which includes all Microsoft Office programs; experience in managing a Web page will be an advantage.
References should speak to the candidate’s exceptional interpersonal skills; professional attitude and work ethic; ability to take initiative setting up and running events; ability to work sensitively with applicant families from various ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds; flexibility and willingness to adapt to workplace changes; ability to manage details, be accurate, meet deadlines; and respect for keeping sensitive material completely confidential.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.