Garrison Forest School seeks a highly motivated professional to join an energetic and enthusiastic admission team. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace GFS’s mission, Core Values and community, and serve as a compelling ambassador for the School. The position begins July 1, 2021.
The Assistant Director of Admission coordinates the admission process for boarding applicants and supports the Admission Team in coordinated efforts like event planning, retention, and onboarding. She or he reports directly to the Director of Enrollment Management and will also help oversee the communications and marketing efforts within the Admission Office for boarding recruitment.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills and be a solutions-oriented person with problem-solving abilities. She or he is an effective project manager who can fully execute their own and others’ visions. Not only will they thrive as part of the Admission team, but will also work collaboratively with other people, offices, and departments around campus. She or he will seek teamwork and collaboration but also be organized, driven, and confident enough to move projects forward on their own. If not coming from an admissions or sales background, she or he should be sales-minded and understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships both internally within the school community and externally with prospective students/families and feeder schools.
This is a twelve-month position that requires work on some evenings and weekends. This position also requires travel both domestically and internationally for a minimum of 8 weeks a year. On-campus housing is included in this position with some Residential Life responsibilities.
Proactive, resourceful, and creative problem solver
Empathetic and active listener
Ability to be flexible and strategic
Work hard, play hard attitude
Sense of humor
Centered, relaxed, and confident in herself/himself
Enthusiastic member of the broader school community
Essential job functions:
Establishes strong relationships with prospective families and students, faculty and staff of GFS.
Manages the application process for applicants interested in boarding, Grades 8-12, interviewing families, touring families, and supporting their application process.
Will contribute to and is committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.
Supports other team members in event planning, onboarding, retention, and other team duties.
Represents Garrison Forest and the Admission team at events such as school fairs, conferences, and other recruitment initiatives. Minimum of 8 weeks of travel a year (both domestic and international).
Maintains and encourages relationships with feeder schools, counselors, and consultants.
Performs all such other related duties consistent with the position as assigned.
School Overview: Garrison Forest School, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, is an independent, non-sectarian day and boarding school educating girls in grades K-12, with a coed preschool. GFS offers a national and international boarding program for girls in grades 8-12. Founded in 1910 and set on a stunning 110-acre campus in suburban Owings Mills, Garrison Forest offers a program with a wealth of opportunities in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. Confident, creative and compassionate, GFS girls are encouraged to be fully engaged within the school and with the local and global community around them as they develop their passions and their own authentic voices in a spirited and joyful environment.
Candidates should support the Mission, Core Values, and Statement of Respect of Garrison Forest School. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school-administered programs. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Application Process: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Information can be mailed to Vanessa Griffin, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Boarding school experience either as a graduate of boarding school or previous work experience necessary.
Independent or higher education admission experience preferred.
About Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School is an independent, college preparatory, girls’ day and boarding school with a co-educational preschool located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.