Concord Academy seeks a highly motivated individual to be part of an exciting team. Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Assistant/Associate Director will assist with recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a dynamic class of students every year. The Assistant/Associate Director will travel approximately six weeks per year, review applications, and will have programmatic responsibilities throughout the admission cycle. The Assistant/Associate Director assists the Director of Financial Aid by analyzing student financial data; providing counseling services for prospective students and parents, and awarding grants to eligible students.
Responsibilities: • Plans recruitment travel. • Assists in developing and implementing programs on and off campus for prospective students and their families. • Manages our student tour guide program. • Interviews prospective students and their families and produces a comprehensive interview write-up. • Leads an admissions committee in the careful, thoughtful, confidential review of applications. • Collaborates with the Director of Financial Aid to counsel prospective students and their families about the financial aid programs and to calculate aid awards. • Conducts four to six weeks of travel and evening/weekend admissions work, including nights and weekends and conducting off-campus visits for prospective students, families and any other related events to represent the school at admission events and other forums with various constituent groups. • Develops a genuine understanding and appreciation of all facets of Concord Academy by participating in the daily life of the school through serving as an advisor to current students and attending morning chapels and announcements, faculty meetings and other school events. • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions or the Director of Financial Aid.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related area. • Two years of experience in related work required. • Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, analytical and organizational skills are critical. • Must possess energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor. • Experience working with students and parents is strongly preferred, particularly in independent boarding schools or colleges. • Excellent interview skills with the ability to relate to a wide range of students and their families. • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve. • Adept with various computer skills and possesses the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs. • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. • Ability to consistently provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness. • Strong ability to work independently and as a team member. • Ability to multi-task and meet demanding time frames. • Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. • Ability to be mobile in a multi-story building and attend meetings throughout campus. Extended periods of sitting, standing, and working at the computer.
This is a year round position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and this position is benefits eligible. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check. Please send cover letter and resume to: Marie Myers Director of Admissions HR+Admissions@concordacademy.org
For more information about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artis...ts, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
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