The Governor’s Academy is the oldest continuously operated boarding school in the U.S. More than 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from 23 states and 18 countries create a vibrant, fascinating global community. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts, and service to others. The Academy offers a full range of visual and performing arts, more than 50 interscholastic athletics teams, and dozens of service, leadership, cultural, and recreational activities. The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide students with the academic, artistic, athletic, and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered in a family-like atmosphere. All faculty and staff interact with students throughout the day across the campus and most of our faculty members live on campus. Academy community members are committed to learning in a dynamic environment that fosters lifelong intellectual independence, responsibility, teamwork, service, and respect for others. Position Summary This full-time position reports to the Director of Admission and assists with all aspects of the Academy’s admissions and recruitment process. Campus housing may be available. Position Responsibilities • Conduct interviews, representing The Governor's Academy in a positive and honest manner • Attend secondary school fairs, visit consultants, schools, alumni and parents, promoting The Governor's Academy and exchanging information with interested parties • Participate in the planning and execution of Open House and Revisit Days • Experience with financial aid is desired • Serve on the Admissions Committee, making recommendations on the candidacy of applicants • Perform other faculty duties as assigned by the Head of School and/or Dean of Faculty • 1 season of coaching, varsity level coaching preferred • Dorm duty or equivalent • Student advisor
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; 3-5 years of experience in an Admissions Office; knowledge of independent and/or boarding school life preferred; must be a self-starter; able to work without supervision; exceptional organizational skills with high attention to detail; ability to make decisions; must be able interact professionally with all members of the community; excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to work collaboratively in a group setting; pleasant and outgoing personality essential; some travel required; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment. Must be able to work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment. Must have a valid driver’s license and must successfully complete a CORI/fingerprinting check.
About The Governor's Academy
The Governor's Academy is the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian boarding school in the nation. Located in Byfield, Massachusetts, the Academy serves 400 students on a 450 acre campus. The Academy prepares students for successful futures while celebrating the traditions of a long history. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others.
The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide our students with the academic, artistic, athletic and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered by a small school with a close-knit community. Most of our faculty members live on campus.
GovsPLUS (Powerful Learners Unlocking Success) is a tuition-free academic enrichment program which partners The Governor’s Academy with motivated 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from local underserved areas with a goal of helping all students reach their potential in and out of the classroom. GovsPLUS students strengthen academic skills, build self-confidence, and p...articipate in formative service and experiential learning opportunities. The program begins with an in-depth summer experience where students spend mornings in problem solving and communications classes and afternoons engaged in enrichment activities which may include recreational sports, visual and performing arts, or service learning. On Fridays, students, faculty, and staff take field trips to area locations like museums or college campuses. GovsPLUS students continue their relationship with the Academy throughout the academic year with monthly occasions to reconnect and enjoy enrichment activities together including tackling ropes course challenges, creating original art works, and serving the community.