The Kew-Forest School, a preschool through 12th grade, co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks a coordinator who will serve as an admission representative and the primary contact for the school’s international student program. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students attending the school on F-1 student visas. The coordinator will serve a lead role in advising and communicating with this group of students, families, and local guardians.
The ideal candidate will have experience in an admission office, Mandarin fluency, familiarity with independent schools, cultural competency, and a readiness to wear many hats as a member of a small admission team. The coordinator will likely be the first point of contact for many prospective families and the primary contact person for the families of international students. A warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable demeanor will be essential. The position will report to the Director of Admission & Enrollment Management.
Mandarin language proficiency (fluency preferred)
Exposure to admission work, either at an independent secondary school or in higher education
Familiarity and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Strong written and oral communication
Comfort with (or a readiness and ability to learn) database use and management
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two or three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit the website: www.kewforest.org.
MISSIONThe Kew-Forest School is an intimate preschool through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICYThe Kew-Forest School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
About The Kew-Forest School
The Kew-Forest School was founded in its current location in 1918 by Louis D. Marriott and Guy Hinman Catlin. Their objective was to establish “a country day school which has modern equipment, high standards of scholarship and discipline, and a sincere spirit of service.” Kew-Forest opened its doors to neighborhood residents and currently has students from Forest Hills and 40 other communities in Queens, as well as areas of Brooklyn, Long Island, Bronx and Manhattan. Today, the Kew-Forest student body is one of the most diverse and international to be found at any independent school in the country. Kew-Forest students have varied cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds and a majority are multilingual. The current school building, anchored by the original brick building of Georgian architecture, includes lower and upper school wings, a gymnasium/auditorium, a library wing, and a laboratory building on two acres of land. Kew-Forest is in close proximity to public transportation.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department ...of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).
MISSION The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative thinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.