The Peddie School is seeking an Assistant Director of Admission who will assist with all aspects of the admission and recruitment process and has a strong interest in working in an independent boarding school environment. This person will report directly to the Director of Admission and join an admission team that currently consists of eight admission officers, a manager of admissions operations, an international student and financial aid coordinator, and a visit coordinator. This is a full-time non-teaching faculty position.
Responsibilities and Duties
Represent all facets of Peddie School and articulate the school’s mission and values to potential applicants and their families.
Cultivate relationships with educational consultants, placement directors, and prospective families to promote the value and outcomes of the Peddie experience and the importance of having a diverse student body.
Conduct interviews with prospective students, meet with parents, write interview summary reports and have follow-up communication with families.
Strategically plan and execute recruitment travel to designated markets on an annual basis. Represent Peddie at fairs, school visits, presentations, and visits to sending organizations.
Evaluate applications for admission and participate in the committee selection process.
Play an integral role in the planning and execution of all on-campus recruiting and yield events such as fall Open Houses and Spring Revisit Days.
Participate in the development, planning, and implementation of Peddie’s marketing and yield efforts with an emphasis on emerging trends relating to multicultural student recruitment.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admission related to the admission and financial aid functions of the school.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School possibly including residential and athletic or co-curricular responsibilities.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Knowledge of independent schools; at least 2-3 years of admission and/or financial aid experience (secondary or higher education) preferred
Strong sense of initiative to identify and engage new opportunities that move the collective work of the admission office forward
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills
High degree of comfort and experience with computer technology
An ability to work both independently and collaboratively
A comfort level to speak in front of a variety of audiences including large and diverse groups
Strong sense of teamwork and enthusiasm for working with students
A good sense of humor and an ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment
Willing to travel up to 4 weeks a year to both domestic and international locations
Willing and able to work evenings and weekends
About The Peddie School
The Peddie School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for boarding and day students located in Hightstown, New Jersey. Peddie is committed to the intellectual, social and moral growth of each of its students. The total student enrollment for grades 9 through post-graduate is 530 students; 41% are domestic students of color and 19% hold citizenship outside of the United States. Peddie welcomes individuals with diverse talents and backgrounds whose excitement, curiosity and character create an educational community where passion for learning grows. With enthusiasm, humor and diligence, Peddie challenges its students to reach beyond their expectations, to define success by the progress they make, and to strive for the highest quality of citizenship.