The Associate Director of Admission reports to the Director of Admission and supports the Admission Office mission in the planning, organization, and execution of all admission related events and activities including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
Engage with parents, students, and other constituents to create a welcoming Admission Office environment and ensure a positive experience throughout the application process
Interview applicants and conduct parent meetings to answer questions; read student applications and make recommendations at Admission Committee meetings
Utilize and maintain the database system PORTAL, including entering student profiles, applications, and reporting
Coordinate Admission communications from drafting, editing and updating correspondence and media updates to logging and planning activity as part of the Admission Communication Plan
Participate in organization, execution and facilitation of all Admission Events, Open Houses, visits, and off-site programming as well as team and committee meetings
Coordinate and organize all Admission Summer Outreach programs, events, and activities
Assist in coordination of Student Admission Volunteer Program
Oversee all aspects of prospective student campus visits and activities, including coordination with the Athletic Department
Serve as a DSO for SEVIS related issue and attend all necessary trainings
Additional details of the job description will be shared during interview process
Various other responsibilities as requested by the Director of Admission.
Candidate must be detail-oriented, have high-level multi-tasking ability and possess strong organization skills. Creative problem solving, strong written and oral communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook are essential. Prior experience with FileMaker Pro or other database software is required. Must be a self-starter and be able to prioritize and work projects through from start to finish with minimal supervision.
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teenagers is integral to the customer-service skills needed in the role. A commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters is essential. A Bachelor’s degree and the ability to travel regionally for off-campus events, sometimes during evening or weekend hours, is required.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Maggie Jackson, Director of Admission, Upper School.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment: Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
Fair Play /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice: Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
Relationship Building and Cultivation: Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
Content Knowledge: Candidates must ...demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
Humility and Growth Mindset: Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
Approach to Work: Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.