The Associate Director of Admission provides leadership and strategic vision regarding boarding and day student enrollment, with an emphasis on recruitment of diverse candidates who will contribute to Fay’s multicultural student body. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Admission. This position is full-time with benefits. Campus housing may be available; employees who live in campus housing perform duties in the Upper School residential life program.
Developing and implementing recruitment initiatives for day and boarding students, particularly those underrepresented in Fay’s applicant pool, to increase qualified applications in support of the School’s strategic enrollment goals
Anticipating enrollment challenges and proposing solutions that sustain a robust, well-matched, and diverse student body; proposing strategies and recommendations for expanding outreach to a broad audience of potential applicants through a variety of marketing efforts, including the creation of publications
Presenting to audiences on and off campus to inspire parents and students from around the area and throughout the world to apply to Fay; communicating Fay’s values and cultivating strong relationships with educational consultants, placement organizations, feeder school placement directors, parents, and students
Representing the School at on- and off-campus domestic and international admission events, including open houses, conferences, and recruiting events such as information sessions, receptions, consultant visits and school fairs; attending events on evenings and weekends and traveling nationally and internationally, as required
Serving as the School’s liaison with access programs including, but not limited to, Prep for Prep, ABC, IYM, and SEEDS
Leading campus tours, conducting admission interviews, and serving as a voting member of the admissions committee
Providing applicant families with excellent customer service, from their initial inquiry through enrollment
Leading Office of Admission yield efforts for day and boarding students
Assuming supervision of day-to-day operations of the Office of Admission when the Director is away, including running staff meetings, communicating with external constituencies, and chairing Admission Committee meetings
Assisting the Director of Admission with all aspects of the School’s financial aid and tuition assistance programs
The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience working in independent school admissions. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. The position requires several essential talents and skills:
A collaborative work style and the ability to interact effectively with students, parents, and employees at all levels with warmth, tact, and professionalism
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Sound judgment and the ability to resolve complex problems quickly, creatively, and independently as needed
Strong organization skills and attention to detail while multi-tasking within the demands of a fast-paced work environment
Proven ability to handle confidential material in a discreet manner
Experience with database systems in a network environment and various software applications, including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with or ability to learn SchoolAdmin
Experience managing financial aid processes (preferred but not required)
Fay School seeks candidates who will reflect and enhance the racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to Educator’s Ally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fay School admits students of any race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, or with any disability that can be reasonably accommodated by the School, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Fay School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of such factors in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or other school administered programs.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Diane Byrne, Director of Finance & Operations
Fay School, 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772
For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.
About Fay School
Fay School is a traditional yet contemporary independent school that teaches enduring skills for a changing world. Founded in 1866 and located twenty-five miles from Boston, Fay is a coeducational day and boarding school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine. Our boarding program (grades seven through nine) serves one hundred twenty students from throughout the United States and more than nineteen foreign countries, forming a truly multicultural school community.
Through small classes and individual attention, Fay’s challenging and supportive learning environment provides thorough preparation for secondary school. Our educational program establishes a solid foundation in reading, writing, critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and problem solving; it also emphasizes effort, responsibility, kindness, and respect. By participating in a wide variety of academic, athletic, and artistic activities, Fay students come to understand their own unique strengths and talents and become confident, actively-engaged citizens who take initiative and assume leadership roles.
Fay provides a comprehensive educational experience for families who desire a school that is committ...ed to excellence and passionate about educating the whole child. We seek students who will embrace the School’s core values of Academic Excellence, Earnest Effort, Honorable Conduct, Dedicated Service, and Wellness of Mind, Body, and Spirit.