Mark Day School seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Admission. The primary role of the Assistant Director is to support the Director in all aspects of the admission process. These duties include:
1. Maintaining the admission database and other pertinent records a. Process applications. b. Create periodic statistical reports and mailing lists.
2. Assisting Director with recruitment activities a. Organize tour mornings, open houses and other prospective family events. b. Represent the school at various school fairs and school visits. c. Schedule prospective families’ visits to campus. d. Prepare mailings and other communication. e. Attend prospective family events, including some weekend and evening events. f. Lead campus tours for prospective parents; respond to prospective parent questions (in person and on phone). g. Support Director with marketing and communication goals. h. Be knowledgeable about all aspects of school life, admission and indexed tuition processes and accurately communicate them to prospective parents and guardians.
3. Assisting Director with admission process a. Contact parents, schools, and teachers to complete applicant files. b. Organize applicants’ visits to campus. c. Schedule parent interviews with the Director. d. Schedule screening and visit appointments. e. Oversee testing process for prospective students. f. Serve as member of admission committee; review applicant files to support committee in admission decisions. g. Prepare correspondence to applicant families.
4. Assisting Director in welcoming new families a. Plan and attend welcome events for new students and families. b. Communicate with new families throughout spring and summer months. c. Prepare new student files for the Registrar.
5. Maintaining professional development through local and national organizations and conferences. a. Represent school at professional meetings (e.g., BADA, EMA, AISAP). b. Keep abreast of admission and indexed tuition trends and developments through attendance at professional conferences and workshops. 6. Participating in school community events (e.g., school fundraiser, faculty meetings).
Mark Day School seeks an outgoing, personable and professional Assistant Director of Admission to join our team. The Assistant Director must exhibit excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills and should also possess the following qualities and attributes:
• Ability to work with people at all levels of an organization—students, faculty, staff, administration, parents, prospective families
• Ability to represent Mark Day School to the community
• Ability to demonstrate initiative and follow through; be a “self starter”
• Ability to be a team player and become involved in the life of the school (assemblies, faculty meetings, community events, etc.)
• Ability to multitask and prioritize projects as they relate to deadlines The Assistant Director of Admission must demonstrate:
• Willingness to be flexible to work extended hours during busy times, including early mornings and occasional evenings and weekends
• Diplomacy and tact
• Good judgment
• Discretion with confidential information
• Commitment to diversity and inclusivity
• Strong organizational and computer skills including Word, Excel, Google applications and databases. Experience with SchoolAdmin a plus.
• Facility with social media
• Ability to write with attention to content and grammar This is a twelve-month, full-time position with some early morning, evening and weekend work required. The ideal candidate will have a college degree, and 2-3 years of admission or administrative experience and proven cultural competence in a community committed to issues of diversity, equity and social justice.
About Mark Day School
Founded in 1980, Mark Day School is an independent, all gender K-8 school located in the Bay Area in San Rafael, CA, with an enrollment of 380 students. Innovative, inclusive, and full of heart, Mark Day School unites an enriched, challenging academic program with a kind and inclusive community. The school nurtures a love of learning, engagement in the community, and development of compassion and an ethical framework. Students learn and practice the intellectual, social, and emotional skills they will apply to the unique challenges and opportunities of their time; graduates stand out not only for their intellectual curiosity and pursuit of ideas, but also for their joy of learning and deep sense of responsibility to be active, engaged citizens.
Mark Day School has established a consistent practice of thoughtful innovation in its curricular program, focusing on current century skills and concepts including four cross-disciplinary literacies: cross-cultural literacy, media and information literacy, ecoliteracy, and social, emotional, and ethical literacy. Highlights include the NAIS Leading Edge Award-winning media literacy program; well-established local and global partnerships w...ith the Canal Alliance of San Rafael, eSibonisweni School and Kliptown Youth Program in South Africa, Beijing #2 Experimental Primary School in China, and Pan American School in Costa Rica, among others; iPads in the third and fourth grades; laptops beginning in fifth grade; Mandarin and Spanish language beginning in kindergarten; a commitment to differentiation across the school; and more.
In spring 2016 the school broke ground on a transformative campus project that includes renovation of the quad and amphitheater at the heart of the campus and the construction of a new Learning Commons and Creativity Lab. The new learning spaces will be spacious and agile, designed to support student-centered inquiry, hands-on discovery and tinkering, collaboration, and design thinking.