Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal Springs Uplands School is a 6-12 co-educational independent day school spanning two distinct campuses with a deeply connected culture. We are a community that celebrates scholarship, strives for balance, and fosters inclusion. Motivated learners who bring a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community, Crystal students lead with humility, seek growth challenges, and embrace authenticity. Crystal adults are experienced, collaborative educators who are committed to effective teaching and professional growth, love working with students inside and outside of the classroom, and engage in their work with dedication and humor. Crystal embodies its core values through robust professional growth and leadership opportunities, intentional relationship-building, innovative curriculum and rich co-curricular programs, and a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable school community.
Crystal Springs Uplands School seeks a full-time, Director of Financial Aid and Associate Director of Admission starting July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of financial aid experience and a B.A./B.S. A successful candidate in this position will:
Exhibit a passion for financial aid work and for increasing accessibility to low-income families
Demonstrate commitment to creative, equitable, and anti-bias financial aid and admission practices
Engage with access programs and other outreach efforts
Represent the Financial Aid Office at events including Open Houses, fairs, information sessions, and hands-on workshops on some evenings and weekends
Display ability to design flyers and slides for financial aid presentations
Be comfortable working with numbers
Evaluate financial aid applications
Advocate for students that currently receive financial aid through establishing policy and overseeing supplemental assistance funds
Lead the Upper School Crystal Ambassador program: select, train, coach, and assign them to events, organize and edit their vlogs
Demonstrate skills in film production from the storyboarding process to post-production for short admission videos
Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging environment that reflects Crystal’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive
Work collaboratively with colleagues to recruit and retain mission-appropriate students
Demonstrate strong communication skills; be a close and active listener, compelling and articulate speaker, and effective writer
Be emotionally intelligent, energetic, empathetic, optimistic, organized, good-humored, collaborative, collegial, flexible, and confident
Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students
Bring unique skills to contribute to our multifaceted community outside of the classroom (e.g. coaching, sponsoring a club, leading a global trip, speaking multiple languages, etc.)
Spanish language fluency desired
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as your anticipated contribution to the Crystal community given the job description, your resume, and a list of three references to Aaron Whitmore, Director of Admission by email: email@example.com or by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010.
About Crystal Springs Uplands School
Crystal Springs Uplands School is a coeducational independent day school with an Upper School campus in Hillsborough, California and a Middle School campus in Belmont, California. Located on the Bay Area Peninsula and serving 566 students in grades 6-12 CSUS is an institution committed to diversity that encourages minority candidates to apply.