The Lower School Assistant Director of Admission oversees the admission process for families applying to Pre-K - Grade 5 and is the point of contact for the Lower School principal, faculty, and families through the admission process. This position serves on the Financial Aid Committee, and supports Lower School families through the financial aid process. The Lower School Assistant Director of Admission also develops and implements recruitment strategies to meet the school’s enrollment goals. This is a full-time, year-round position.
The Lower School Assistant Director of Admission will:
Work with the Director of Admission & Financial Aid to set and support enrollment goals
Ensure that the experience of prospective families in the process is positive, professional and student-centered
Oversee the Lower School student visit and Tour Guide programs with support from the Admission Office Administrative Assistant
Keep informed and up-to-date on trends in admission (locally, and nationally) so that challenges are anticipated and solutions implemented smoothly
Stay informed about updates to the CA curriculum and program and is prepared to speak knowledgeably with prospective families
Cultivate relationships with area child care centers/preschools/Kindergartens and local youth and community organizations
Conduct informational sessions and tours for inquiring Lower School families, both in-person and virtually
Manage the D.A.T.C. (Denver Area Testing Consortium) along with other local Admission Directors
Implement communication plans for Lower School applicants
Collaborate with the school’s Communications Team to update the Lower School sections of the CA website
Oversee the coordination of the Lower School Admission Committee and support members as needed
Assist with the planning and execution of major admission events throughout the year: Admission Preview, Visit Days, Accept Events, New Family Orientation and Host Family Events
Represent CA and the Admission Office at events on campus as well as fairs and outreach opportunities off-campus
Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of admission and/or independent school experience
Knowledge of the admission field and independent schools, including principles of best practice
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people including students, parents, faculty and staff
Effective at utilizing various interviewing techniques
Calm and helpful manner; approachable style that includes diplomacy and tact
Highly organized and punctual
Excellent written and oral communication skills; effective public speaker and listener
Discretion; attention to professional boundaries in the handling of privileged and confidential information
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Flexibility to work irregular hours, including weekends and evenings for admission events
Additional Salary Information: Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex.
Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available as is a 403(b) retirement plan for Full Time employees, in addition to all entitlements under federal and state law.
Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website (www.coloradoacademy.org) to learn more about the program and the school.
Colorado Academy does not discriminate or allow unlawful harassment in any of its programs, procedures or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, political affiliation, race, religion or creed, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, marital status or other protected classifications defined by applicable law. The policy applies in all aspects of employment with the Academy.
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