Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The high school will be on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.
Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship, along with strong academic skills.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits; including housing support for academic faculty, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Greenwich Country Day School seeksan Assistant Director of Admissions, to start July 1, 2019. This position will report to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid and assist with all aspects of admissions and enrollment management, across all divisions of the school. This is a Nursery - Grade 12 role and a 12-month, full-time position.
Work collaboratively with the admissions team in all aspects of the admissions process from inquiry to enrollment; including fielding questions, scheduling student visits, conducting parent and student interviews, follow-up communication, and coordination of admissions events
Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee to review files, recommend, and select candidates for admission
Work with the Director of Admissions to build and maintain relationships with area schools as well as with educational access programs and educational consultants
Assist with admissions testing and student screening process
Work with student admissions ambassadors to ensure a meaningful leadership placement
Incorporate the use of current trends, best practices, data, and quantitative analysis into the overall enrollment strategy
Work collaboratively with internal departments including Advancement, Business, Communications, Athletics, and the Arts to engage prospective families and support enrollment and institutional goals
Be an active and creative thought partner in the development of enrollment marketing and communications strategy
Understand and support the mission of the school
Minimum 3-5 years of admissions and enrollment management experience, preferably in an independent school setting
Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
Proficiency with student information systems and databases (InResonance or other enrollment database)
Willingness to learn about the school, its curriculum and admissions policies
Demonstrated knowledge of the strategic relationship that exists between the roles of admissions, marketing, and financial aid and the achievement of enrollment objectives
Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the admissions process
Leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented office
Demonstrated cultural competency skills to effectively communicate and collaborate across difference
Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and the ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings
Strong presentation skills
Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish departmental and individual goals
Positive energy, flexibility and a desire to participate in the life of the school
Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed
Facility with graphic design and social media applications
Experience with Financial Aid processes and procedures
High level of proficiency in Spanish
Interested candidates are invited visit our website and use the link provided to submit a cover letter and resume to:
Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources
About The Greenwich Country Day School
Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with 908 students in grades N-9 with a faculty of 138, providing students a student-teacher ratio of 6:1. Greenwich Country Day houses nearly 70% of its academic faculty members, allowing the school to recruit nationally for the best talent available to teach elementary and middle school children.
Greenwich Country Day defines itself as a family school fostering academic excellence. Creative teaching is encouraged and used to motivate young students and foster a love of learning. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to developing strong academic skills, character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship. Many faculty members serve as coaches and advisors in addition to teaching.
Offering students a blend of the traditional core skills and the more innovative critical thinking and creative competencies, the GCDS curriculum stresses basic preparation in English, mathematics, history, world languages and physical sciences. Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, and Latin are offered. Technology is heavily integrated into our program with... a “smart board” in every classroom and a laptop computer program in our Upper School.
Electives include choral music, band, instrumental and piano lessons, studio arts, printing, music technology, graphic arts, carpentry, sewing, photography, and drama. Daily physical education for all students includes interscholastic teams in grades 6-9 with a total of 17 sports offered. The core skills of public speaking are taught from the early years through drama, recitations, and music. We begin the study of Spanish in kindergarten. In addition, character development is emphasized through our community service and other Tiger Pride programs.
Situated on 92 acres in central Greenwich, Connecticut, GCDS is divided into three divisions: Upper, Middle, and Lower School, each with its own building and Division Head. Together they contain 63 classrooms, 2 language labs, 2 study skills labs, 6 science labs, 3 libraries, 3 auditoriums, including a 420 seat state-of-the-art performing arts center, 2 art studios, 12 tutoring rooms, 3 computer labs, 2 audiovisual rooms, and facilities equipped for teaching choral music, sewing, printing, and carpentry. Other buildings include a dining hall with seating for 450, 4 gymnasiums, a brand new dance studio, a wrestling room, and a fitness center. The campus also includes a summer swimming pool, an ice hockey rink, 9 playing fields and 4 new tennis courts.