The Bement School is a coeducational day/boarding school serving students in grades K-9, with an enrollment of 220 students. Located on Old Main Street in Deerfield, MA, the school occupies a unique relationship with a beautiful and historic community.
The Bement School is seeking a full-time, 12 month Assistant or Associate Director of Admission. This person will work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Admission concerning all aspects of the admission process and to support the mission of the admission office to attract, enroll, and retain the most qualified applicants to the school. The Assistant or Associate Director of Admission assists in all areas of admissions and recruiting which may include travel, candidate interviewing and talking with families, follow-up correspondence with candidates and families, database maintenance, mailings, and publication revisions. Necessary skills include strong writing and communication skills, exceptional organizational skills to plan project timelines and adhere to deadlines, ability to manage multiple projects, initiative, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Prior independent school admission experience is preferred, but not required. Background and/or training in DEI related topics a plus. Sense of humor, passion for working with young people, and a commitment to independent school education are essential.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Oversee communication with prospective students and families.
Planning, organization, and execution of recruitment and retention events both on and off campus.
Represent the school at off-campus events including evening and weekend fairs and receptions.
Coordinate and conduct all campus visits and direct Blue Key Student Ambassador Program.
Cultivate relationships with feeder schools/programs and educational consultants.
Conduct an average of eight interviews per week during peak admissions season.
Evaluate student files and is a member of the Admission Committee.
Assist with special projects upon request related to admissions marketing and communications, and DEI efforts.
Coach one athletic season.
Other school responsibilities may include other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Director of Admission in order to support the mission of the admission office and meet the annual enrollment goals.
Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize work obligations while communicating the mission of the school to all constituencies.
A self-starter and a collaborative individual willing to work effectively as part of a team.
Flexibility to balance professional office hours during the day and on some necessary evenings and weekends when admission events are scheduled.
Discretion to maintain total confidentiality of all applicant and school information.
Ability to relate professionally to others in a courteous, cooperative, sensitive and congenial manner.
Prior independent school admission experience is preferred, but not required.
Background and/or training in DEI related topics a plus.
Sense of humor, passion for working with young people, and a commitment to independent school education are essential.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
*Title will vary and reflect qualifications and/or experience of candidate.
To apply, please send cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to:
Kimberly C. Loughlin
Director of Admission
The Bement School
P.O. Box 8
Deerfield, MA 01342
About The Bement School
The Bement School, founded in 1925, is a coeducational day and boarding school in Deerfield, Massachusetts serving students in Kindergarten through Grade Nine. Guided by an exceptional faculty, Bement students engage in a rigorous and joyful academic program balancing achievement across the academic, athletic, artistic, and leadership realms. The Bement School possesses a strong global reputation as an excellent junior boarding school with an exceptional record of secondary school placements. Students come to Bement seeking a strong academic and cultural preparation for secondary school. Our students are excited to face new challenges, happy to collaborate with their peers, and committed to an open community based on kindness and connection with their peers and teachers.