We deliberately seek out a broad range of backgrounds and experiences in our employees and value this as essential to allowing our community to grow and innovate.
We share ideas, information and perspectives in a way that honors and empowers everyone and allows our community to thrive.
We nurture meaningful relationships with community members that make us look forward to coming to work each day.
We are self-motivated professionals who take pride in and responsibility for the work we do.
Cary Academy's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Cary Academy encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to create working and learning environments that are safe and inclusive.
The Cary Academy Diversity Mission Statement "Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view in diversity includes, but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is valued.”
Assist in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of students in grade 6 – 12 and supports the implementation of the financial assistance programs.
With Director of Enrollment Management, provide strategic leadership for the department, including development and review of office policies and procedures.
With the Enrollment Management Team, facilitate the Student of Color Recruitment and Retention Plan, including revisions as necessary Provide strategic leadership for enrollment management (including admissions and re-enrollment procedures).
Evaluate student applications for admission, make admissions decisions for student applicants, and advise and work collaboratively with the appropriate admissions committees.
Serve on the Financial Aid Committee. Coordinate social equity program, including reimbursements, fee waivers and textbook purchasing.
Develop and coordinate Student Ambassador Program working collaboratively with other school divisions.
With the Enrollment Management Team, maintain current and historical student enrollment records, inquiry data, and demographic information. Design and maintain statistical reports concerning enrollment trends, market demand, and demographic analysis.
Serve on appropriate Trustee and faculty committees. Collaborate with other school departments in articulating and executing strategic enrollment management and school development.
With the Enrollment Management Team, represent the school at external events to provide information to prospective families. Provide robust engagement with prospective parents in on-campus and virtual admissions events.
With the Enrollment Management Team, serve as resource for currently enrolled parents and students about the school’s various programs.
With the Enrollment Management Team, collaborate with communications teams to develop and manage robust marketing plan.
Engages actively in the school’s diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work infurtherance of Cary Academy’s commitment to equity and justice. In conjunction with manager, identifies and pursues ongoing professional development. Completes all required administrative, operational, and professional development tasks and activities in a responsive and timely manner per school operating policies and procedures. Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
We encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able. Clicking through www.caryacademy.org/careers will take you to an "application page" that is linked to the school's HR system. You do not need to fill out any of the optional skills, motivations or behaviors on that page. You will see some mandatory questions as part of the application process; this helps us get to know you a bit better early in the process. While not required, we would also encourage you to submit a cover letter and PDF version of your resume. This allows us to have easier access to your materials to share with our internal hiring teams.
Once you complete the application on our internal pages, we will begin a review of your materials. You may be contacted at that point for a follow-up, which could include a one-way video interview. This process, again, will allow us to get to know you better and to share your application with a hiring team.
Thank you for considering Cary Academy!
The individual in this position must possess the following knowledge and/or skills:
Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Excellent computer skills with knowledge of software packages in a Windows environment.
Knowledge of admissions processes and operations, preferably in an independent school environment.
Excellent computer skills with prior database management experience
The individual in this potion must have the ability and is expected to:
Handle a multi-priority, deadline-oriented work environment.
Travel periodically to local & regional education fairs to represent the school.
Work collegially with employees, parents and members of the Cary Academy and external community in a highly collaborative environment. Work effectively with vendors, contractors, and/or other business partners, professionals, and outside organizations.
Maintain confidentiality and interact with students, parents, and employees as well as internal and external constituents with sensitivity and understanding.
Perform position responsibilities in a professional manner that models and ensures a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and work environment and upholds the school’s commitment to its cornerstones (the mission, the vision, the values, the beliefs, the employee culture and the portraits of a teacher and a graduate).
Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional learning and growth.
Meet the expectation of regular, predictable, and reliable attendance
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Experience: 3 - 5 years experience in independent schools or college admissions.
Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience may be considered in place of the above requirements.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Cary Academy
Cary Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12 located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Since opening in 1997, Cary Academy has been steadfast in its mission to create a diverse and inclusive learning community committed to discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence. Cary Academy believes strongly in educating the whole child and strives to create a learning environment that will serve as a model for all schools in the use of technology to support student and teacher learning, skill development, and creativity. The school currently enrolls 775 students.