The Kiski School is an all-boys' boarding school located 40 miles outside of Pittsburgh, PA. 185 students from 23 countries and 18 states attend and 97% of them choose to reside on campus.
The admissions team is excited to announce an opening for the Assistant Director of Admission job. Kiski is seeking a dynamic, personable, and hard-working professional who is eager to embrace living and working on a boarding school campus. The ideal candidate will have some experience in either an independent school or college admission office and/or experience at an all-boys' school. The admission office at Kiski has become more data-driven so ideally, a candidate would be very comfortable if not proficient with spreadsheets, data mining, and analysis.
Overview: Acting under the guidance of the Associate Headmaster for Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director will work with the Associate Head and others to recruit mission prepared students for The Kiski School. The Assistant Director will be expected to represent the mission and programs of the school accurately and energetically. He will also rely on data and good judgment in making decisions on behalf of The Kiski School and the Admission Office. He/she will at all times endeavor to take actions that enhance the vitality and appeal of The Kiski School to potential students and families.
Major Responsibilities: • Target, initiate contact with and recruit qualified and appropriate students for The Kiski School, as well as student-athletes for The Kiski School athletic programs • Execute on both domestic and international travel in the fall and spring as designated by the Director of Admission • Consult with the Director in identifying new domestic and international markets and others on campus who might assist with our travel efforts • Attend recruitment fairs and conferences, visit schools in the spring • Assist with the organization and execution of all three Open Houses each year • Perform the duties of the Admission Director in her absence • Participate in professional development opportunities by attending conferences and workshops • Collaborate in the design and management of the plan to attract, admit and retain qualified students • Interview and assess prospective students and families • Serve as a member of the Admission, Tuition Assistance and Enrollment Committees • Maintain an open dialogue with Kiski School Head Coaches in order to recruit for all athletic programs on campus • Coordinate and communicate with the Athletic and Theatre departments
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Adam Schapiro, email@example.com.
- Experience in an admission office preferred
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Experience, but proficiency preferred, in data mining, spreadsheets, analysis, etc.
- Excellent sense of humor
- Enjoys working with a team
- Interested in both domestic and international travel
- Excited about living in a dorm, coaching a sport, and being a contributing member of residential life environment
Additional Salary Information: Room and board
About The Kiski School
Kiski has a long history and a rich heritage dating back to 1888.
The educational philosophy of Kiski’s founder, Dr. Andrew Wilson, was greatly influenced by the preceptorial system he experienced as a Princeton University student. Today, this teaching method – based on small classes and individualized tutorial sessions – remains the defining element of the Kiski experience. A traditional college preparatory curriculum is enhanced by diverse offerings in the arts and a robust technology program. Small classes allow our teachers , almost all of whom live on campus, to model the habits we expect our students to learn and practice: honesty, civility, tenacity and open-mindedness. Our teachers are experts in the education of boys . They understand their unique learning needs, they know how to reach and teach young men, and, most importantly, they love what they do. Moreover, our faculty is committed to helping our students develop what many have termed 21st century skills - the proficiencies they will need to survive and thrive in college and beyond.