Thaden School, a new independent school in Bentonville, Arkansas, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Admissions. The Assistant Director of Admissions provides support to the Director of Admissions and performs a wide variety of duties to advance the work of the Admissions Office.
Named in honor of Louise Thaden, a pioneering aviator born and raised in Bentonville, the school opened in the fall of 2017 and will graduate its first class of students in 2021. At full scale, the school will serve approximately 600 students in grades 6-12. Enrollment in the fall of 2019 is expected to reach 220 students when the school moves into the first permanent buildings on its 30-acre campus.
Primary Responsibilities in Years 2019-2020
Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director assists in all aspects of enrollment. The successful candidate will possess a collaborative spirit and eagerness to work with all stakeholders in the school, including administrators, faculty, families, students, board members and – eventually – alumni.
Below is a list of the Assistant Director of Admissions primary responsibilities:
Present the school to prospective students and parents, including the thorough and efficient handling of applications and communication; conducting interviews; securing necessary student credentials; and communicating decisions
Develop, plan, and execute Spanish-based campus tours, information sessions, and outreach
Serve as a member of the admissions committee and evaluate all applications for admission
Cultivate community relations with a variety of constituents, including civic organizations and other schools in the region
Assist in planning and executing programs that enhance public understanding of the school and garner interest in the value of a Thaden education (e.g., tours, parent information sessions, new family events, shadow days, school coffees, etc.)
Organize, collect, and manage data for the Indexed Tuition program
Serve as the parent contact for the Indexed Tuition Committee, including requesting documentation; hearing appeals; and answering questions related to the indexed tuition program
Prepare and present all indexed tuition materials to the Indexed Tuition Committee for review
Represent the school at local, regional, and national gatherings and conferences
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission
Experience and Qualifications
Spanish language proficiency
Experience in enrollment management, admissions, and/or community outreach
Commitment to the school’s mission, especially its Indexed Tuition program
Ability to protect and handle student records and other highly confidential information
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
Ability to connect with a variety of people and constituencies within and outside of the school community
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including exceptional writing and speaking skills, and facility with media of all forms (social, print, broadcast, etc.)
Ability to model and exercise good judgment and discretion, and maintain complete confidentiality
Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Blackbaud strongly preferred
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Criminal background check and clearance required
Applications should include a resume and cover letter that addresses salary requirements, if any, and be submitted to ?firstname.lastname@example.org?? by July 30, 2019 for full consideration. The start date is negotiable but must be no later than August 30, 2019.
Thaden is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
About Thaden School
Thaden opened in the fall of 2017 with grades 7 and 9 and will grow incrementally over the next few years to serve students in grades 6 through 12. We offer small classes where students discover joy in learning and cultivate their potential under the guidance of masterful educators. Designed by a nationally renowned team of architects, our campus is located in downtown Bentonville’s Market District, walking distance from a remarkable variety of cultural and educational resources.
At the core of our mission is a deep commitment to balance that takes many forms: a challenging and innovative curriculum that integrates the sciences and the humanities through three signature programs (Wheels, Meals, and Reels); indoor and outdoor teaching spaces where sustainability is a tangible part of the lesson; hands-on programs for civic engagement that enable students to apply their academic skills and knowledge to real issues in their community; and athletics and physical education programs that build confidence and character through competition and meaningful participation. Our indexed tuition program further enhances the quality of a Thaden education by allowing us to create a diverse learn...ing community where many perspectives, talents, and interests come together. In these and many other ways, a Thaden education helps students achieve a dynamic and enduring sense of balance that prepares them for college and the opportunities of our rapidly changing world.
Learn more by visiting our website at at www.thadenschool.org.