Bancroft School is a community of students, faculty, administrators, and parents working together to create an atmosphere of engaged and active learning where students discover their unique paths with joy and confidence. Students are empowered to celebrate and deepen their curricular excellence and embrace their talents to emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens.
Bancroft is a PreK – Grade 12 independent day school located in Worcester, Massachusetts – a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future and one in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, the School’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood north of downtown Worcester. 400 students come from 63 different cities and towns around central Massachusetts and represent different backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the unique and diverse learning environment.
Bancroft is a workshop constantly in motion—an open and inclusive campus that inspires learners to engage with one another, their communities, and the world in meaningful and impactful ways. The school is committed to cultivating a community that embraces diversity and an inclusive campus in which each individual is safe, known, and valued. Bancroft students and faculty are committed to honoring the dignity of the individual and the celebration of difference.
In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan,BluePrint125, a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus enhancements to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety; create flexible, multi-functional spaces in the Lower and Middle School building, music wing of the Performing Arts Center and new Field House.
Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, the Associate Director of Admissions will assist in the development, implementation and assessment of the School’s admission process and help guide the recruitment, tracking and enrollment of qualified candidates for admission. The Associate Director of Admission will implement the strategic recruitment, admission, and retention efforts for our Lower and Middle Schools. The successful candidate will be innovative and creative; a self-starter who will take initiative; is attentive to detail; a team player; familiar with marketing efforts; experienced with event planning; with a level of comfort and confidence in working with students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds; and possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. This is a great job for someone who loves working with families, is able to multitask, handle pressure and maintain confidentiality. This position is a 12-month position and includes some evening and weekend responsibilities. We are posting this role as Associate Director of Admission for Lower and Middle School - the formal title of the role will be dependent upon the experience of the person ultimately selected for the role.
Assist the Director of Enrollment Management in developing and executing a strategic vision for recruitment and retention, marketing and enrollment of qualified students
Actively promote Bancroft and develop meaningful relationships with prospective students and their families.
Serve as the primary point of contact for prospective candidates and their families through personal interviews and campus tours, from point of inquiry through follow-up and enrollment.
Respond to email, telephone, written, and in-person communications from prospective Lower and Middle School students and families. Continue to maintain relationships with families throughout their time at Bancroft. Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management to develop and implement an outreach strategy that identifies and enrolls mission appropriate Lower and Middle School students.
Conduct recruitment travel for the Lower and Middle School including representing Bancroft at feeder school visits, educational consultant visits, other educational organizations, school fairs, athletic events, and community events.
Coordinate the collection and evaluation of all Lower and Middle School admission applications including academic transcripts and teacher recommendations, test scores, and student/parent interviews. Present candidates for admission to the Lower and Middle School Admission Committee and serve as an active member of the committee.
Assist in the planning and execution of all recruitment, yield, and retention events including Open Houses, Visit Days, Revisit days, Parent Information Sessions, Receptions, and Campus Tours.
Manage and lead the Student Ambassador Program.
Equivalent of 1 to 3 years of experience with admission, marketing, teaching, or coaching for secondary or post-secondary educational institutions.
Excellent analytical, communication, collaborative, leadership, social and organizational skills.
Previous experience in admission, camp, hospitality, or auxiliary programs preferred
Fluent in the use of Google and Microsoft Office products, general ease with technology. Previous experience in database management. Prior experience with applications such as Blackbaud and SSS is helpful, though a willingness to approach learning new databases with humor and grit is essential.
Financial Aid experience preferred.
A strong work ethic and initiative.
Ability to work effectively both independently and with a team.
Sense of humor, flexibility, energy, high capacity for work, and strong intellectual and emotional intelligence.
Essential Attitudes & Aptitudes
A collaborative spirit
A willingness to participate and partner with colleagues on various initiatives
An understanding of and love for lower and middle school students
Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the admissions office. in overseeing extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and activities. Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community.
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to email@example.com.
About Bancroft School
Families throughout Central Massachusetts and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child’s individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester’s leading independent PreK–12 day school.