As the first point of contact for prospective families considering Graland for their child’s education, the Admission Office is a reflection of who we are as a school. Since 1924, Graland has gone to great lengths to give every child the best possible education, ensuring they reach higher and go deeper to pursue excellence with passion and intent. The admission team works together to create a positive atmosphere, welcoming families from all backgrounds and ensuring that the admission process is accessible and equitable. We work closely as a team to achieve the school’s admission goals. It’s a fast-paced environment that is constantly changing, requiring nimble team members who can multitask, innovate and adapt quickly.
The Admission Associate supports the Director of Admission and the Associate Director of Admission. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service and organizational skills to ensure the admission process runs smoothly and efficiently, fulfills the school's mission and guiding principles, and represents the character of the school. The person in this position is responsible for creating a welcoming first impression and serves as the liaison for communications between families and the admission department. Candidates should be passionate about education and enjoy working with children as well as adults. This is an on-campus position, including some evening and weekend events.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited:
Warmly welcome prospective families and others to Graland and the Admission Office with a friendly, “customer first” presence.
Compose and send prompt responses to inquiries and communications from prospective families, whether in-person, via email or phone.
Conduct parent interviews and, as needed, campus tours.
Lead families through all steps of the admission process.
Coordinate and manage all Admission Office events, including student visits, tours, open houses and new family events.
Office Management and Team Support
Support the Director and Associate Director of Admission with their daily tasks.
Have awareness of other team members’ responsibilities.
Take initiative to support team members and assist them in completing tasks without being asked.
Manage multiple office calendars.
Schedule all meetings, tours, open houses, and interviews.
Make room reservations, prepare materials, and confirm attendees.
Serve as the central hub of admission information for the team, ensuring all members are informed and on the same page.
Maintain office appearance, organization and supplies.
Take ownership of office management, providing ideas for improvements and optimization.
Admission Database Input and Tracking
Maintain documents and files in the admission database. This includes data input, tracking and organizing of all application documents, as well as ensuring that data is up to date and consistent across several database platforms.
Organize and manage the admission committee process and documents.
Create, manage and send database communications to applicants.
Pull data reports regularly for tracking needs.
Other Duties as Assigned:
Work with the Director and Associate Director of Admission to develop and implement create initiatives and events focused on building community, retention and outreach.
Represent Graland at school fairs and community outreach events.
Actively participate in the school community, helping to enrich student learning and experiences, as well as taking on duties to support daily operations.
A great school never sits still. It keeps going, growing and evolving. Graland Country Day School is an independent school in Denver that serves students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Since the school’s founding in 1924, Graland has delivered an intellectually robust, character-based educational experience derived from current research about how children learn.
While the world has changed since our founding, one concept has been a constant: Graland is faithful to the enduring aspects of its mission while seeking new ways to promote character and intellectual excellence. We inspire students to pursue excellence with passion and intent - academically, creatively and in their personal growth as engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our program and keep it relevant for the next generation of students. Guided by our mission, values, and strategic plan, we go to extraordinary lengths to give children the best education possible.
Our current enrollment totals 700, and we have just over 100 faculty members, 70 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Graland’s faculty and staff enjoy a collaborative, supportive environment where each member is encouraged to be a lifelong learner. Professional development, onsite childcare, a desirable location in the heart of Denver and other benefits make Graland a dynamic, inclusive and innovative workplace.
Achieve intellectual excellence,
build strong character,
enrich learning through the arts and athletics,
and prepare our students to be
engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders.
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Minimum requirements – bachelor’s degree or higher.
Five years of experience in a school setting or related, customer-focused field (experience working with children preferred).
Excel in customer service and relationships; warm, positive and friendly presence.
Strong interpersonal skills that are conducive to working with a collaborative team and instrumental in establishing and sustaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff and volunteers.
Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work autonomously.
Ability to multitask and change gears quickly.
Aptitude to thrive in a work environment with multiple, simultaneous projects and frequent interruptions.
Expertise to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Excellent planning and organizational skills with attention to detail and effective project management.
Strong computer skills, including experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, Google Suite, and database management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work with families from all backgrounds to ensure the admission process is accessible and inclusive.
Be a collaborative and supportive member of the Graland community and Admission Office who:
Models caring, respect, patience, and appreciation of differences.
Recognizes the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) work and continues growth as a culturally responsive staff member.
Provides a safe environment for students.
Upholds school, employee and family confidentiality.
Represents school in position and in community – understands voice of school.
Participates in effective communication that is responsible, descriptive, and nonjudgmental.
Adheres to all school policies and procedures.
Demonstrates a growth mindset and is open to feedback and new learning.
Offers support during after-hours as needed.
Likes to work with people and create solutions.
About Graland Country Day School
Graland Country Day School is a dynamic learning community having a commitment to academics, athletics, the arts, diversity, service learning, and community responsibility for children from pre kindergarten through the 8th grade. The school balances strong traditions with a progressive orientation for student learning. Teachers at Graland are highly valued as educators and challenged to model life-long learning as they grow both professionally and personally. Over 50% of faculty hold advanced degrees and many have been at Graland for 10 or more years. The school strongly encourages and supports a wide variety of professional development opportunities for its faculty.
Graland is centrally located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Denver, near the Cherry Creek district and three miles from the center of Denver – allowing for a quality of life that combines living in an urban environment with the ability to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the beautiful Rocky Mountain region