The Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management will be a critical thinking partner of the Head of School and will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team. We welcome candidates with a background in an independent school, public school, or charter school setting. We want to be clear that as with all independent school admissions endeavors, this position will require a flexible schedule with work on evenings and weekends as dictated by the admissions and retention calendar. In a diverse school community serving students JK through Grade 8 across two campuses, that encompasses a number of key constituencies, the Admissions Director must be a team-builder and advocate for faculty and families. Candidates should be well skilled in cross-cultural competency and be able to carefully balance building consensus with taking the initiative to lead on a variety of issues relevant to the academic program and the school overall.
The Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management will be an experienced professional who: Exemplifies emotional intelligence and care in all interactions with current and prospective families, faculty, and students. High levels of organization and project management experience. The Director of Admissions should be highly organized, develop systems and procedures, establish clear standards of accountability, make sound decisions in a timely fashion, and get back to all parents in a timely fashion. Has prior experience in Admissions in an independent, charter, or public school with a proven track record of success in Builds trusting partnerships with parents throughout the community in order to garner volunteer support for admissions-related initiatives. Collaborates with colleagues to foster an outstanding educational experience by Supporting the school’s faculty & staff through education, dialogue, and a commitment to ensure they receive professional development in Admissions practices. Exhibits a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools. candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent skills in cross-cultural collaboration so that we can continue to foster a culture where everyone in the community can thrive. Communicates with a visionary outlook and has experience leading institutional growth in Admissions. Successful candidates must be able to speak compellingly to current and prospective families to articulate the school’s mission and philosophy. Is thoroughly comfortable with the technology used to support the administrative requirements of the position. Ravenna (or similar systems) experience preferred.
Please forward your letter of interest, resume, and references to Jenny Sommer, Asst. to the Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Alta Vista School
Founded in San Francisco in 2010 as an inquiry-based STEAM program, Alta Vista is in an exciting period of transition—from tenacious start-up to a stable educational institution serving approximately 300 students across two campuses. The Middle School program, founded four years ago, graduated its first eighth-grade class in 2018.
Alta Vista School encourages students to go beyond a strong academic foundation to pursue their passions with the help of our community. Faculty, administrators, and families believe experiences and hands-on activities are the best practice for meaningful learning. Alta Vista educators benefit from small class sizes and are intentional in their instruction. Teachers serve as guides for students as they explore, observe, predict, measure, and analyze for themselves in an inquiry-based journey of discovery and knowledge-making. Likewise, AVS teachers are serious about play. We love learning alongside our students, believing that children learn better in joyous, authentic settings. Most important to the AVS approach is a foundation rooted in the scientific method and a belief that science and technology, guided by the arts, can be leveraged to benefit al...l. At AVS, students learn to embrace technology and to apply principles of design-thinking as powerful tools for innovation. Technology is thoughtfully integrated into each classroom.