The Pike School is seeking an Associate Director of Admission to assist in recruiting and enrolling a diverse pool of students for an independent elementary and middle school. This position starts immediately.
This position reports to the Director of External Affairs and works closely with one other Associate Director of Admission and Assistant Director of Communications.
Pike is seeking an individual who finds joy in daily interactions with children; is skilled at communicating with and engaging young children and adults; is able to manage events from conception to completion; is familiar with database management and able to input, access, and present very detailed information; and has excellent marketing skills and instincts.
This is a 12-month, full-time position offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Candidate should expect to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Share Pike’s Story with External Community
Build relationship with students and families interested in The Pike School
Lead admission tours and interviews and answer questions about Pike’s program, curriculum, students and teachers
Assess admission applications and participate in committees to determine students who are an appropriate match
Serve as a member of Pike’s Marketing Committee
Manage Admission Database
Maintain database files for applicants to ensure consistent formatting of all records
Design and export a wide range of admission reports and statistics
Research, develop, and maintain office best practices for our use of Veracross
Plan Admission Events
Coordinate all aspects of event planning and implementation for both recruitment and assessment events
Maintain calendar of events and related tasks to ensure timely communication and execution
Oversee events to meet budget expectations
Create and update necessary forms for all admission-related events (assessments, visits, fairs, etc.)
Provide Exceptional Administrative Support
Field phone calls and emails of interested families and education consultants
Schedule, maintain and disseminate weekly office visit schedule
Coordinate production and mailing of all admission and financial aid correspondence
Manage organizational details associated with Admission Office and volunteer meetings
Complete other duties and tasks as assigned by the Director of External Affairs
To submit your application, please visit our webiste at www.pikeschool.org/employment, click “apply” under the job description for the application form.
Requisite Professional Skills and Experience
3-5 years of experience in admission, recruitment, or related field
Extremely organized and detail-oriented
Ability to be highly confidential in handling sensitive personal and institutional information
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Committed to cultural competence and able to work effectively with families and colleagues from many diverse backgrounds
Self-starter who will complete projects independently and collaborate within a team
Preferred Professional Skills and Experience
Experience working with parents and children ages 3-14
Proficient in Spanish and/or Mandarin
Knowledge of Veracross
Experience using Adobe InDesign
About The Pike School
The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade Nine. The Pike School community represents culturally and socio-economically diverse families from 38 communities. Pike seeks candidates who possess skills in multicultural teaching and leadership practices and a dedication to working in a diverse community. Candidates must also have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning, as well as an expertise in best practices in elementary education.