Associate Director or Community & Equity / Assistant Director of Admission
St. Mark's School
Location: Southborough , Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Position Title: Associate Director of Community & Equity / Assistant Director of Admission
First commitment: July 1st, 2023
Contract type: Yearly; 12-month
School Type: Boarding
Position Summary: St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA) seeks an Associate Director of Community & Equity Affairs (C&E) / Assistant Director of Admission for the 2023-24 academic year. Successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the issues and dynamics of difference and possess the strong interviewing and interpersonal skills necessary to connect with the community, prospective students, and families. In this faculty role, they will also contribute to St. Mark’s vibrant boarding school community through advising, residential life responsibilities, and community responsibilities.
This position is half-time C&E and half-time Admission. The job description below reflects this dual responsibility. This position reports to the Director of Admission and to the Director of C&E.
We invite interested candidates to complete an application on the St. Mark’s School Employment page.
What You’ll Do as the Associate Director of C&E
The Associate Director of C&E serves as a community resource by fostering and supporting greater levels of cross-cultural understanding through programming and advancing best-in-practice standards of diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Key responsibilities are as follows:
Partners directly with the Director of C&E to collaborate and organize C&E programming
Participates in the planning and implementation of the student orientation program
Oversees the student Pathways Programs and Affinity Groups
Oversees the student Pathways Leaders and faculty Pathways Advisors
Supports the Director of C&E in the student Bias Incident Report process
Assists in planning and delivering diversity-focused training for various groups of students, faculty, and staff
Maintains up-to-date professional development through training, conferences, and workshops
What You’ll Do as the Assistant Director of Admission:
As the Assistant Director of Admission, you will work closely with a dynamic and collaborative team committed to enrolling students aligned with St. Mark’s mission to educate young people for lives of leadership and service. This includes, but is not limited to, interviewing prospective candidates, assisting in the admission decision-making process, and assisting in the organization and running of all admission-related special events. Other key responsibilities are as follows:
Facilitate student, faculty, and parent participation in the campus visit program with an emphasis on training, evaluation, and accountability
Travel to fairs, feeder schools, and receptions as assigned by the Director of Admission
Cultivate special interest markets and communicate with academic, athletic, and/or arts departments according to student interests
Enter interview notes into the admission database in a timely manner
Support administrative staff with special projects as deemed necessary by the department
Work admission events with student applicants and parents Monday through Saturdays
What You’ll Do as a St. Mark’s Faculty Member:
As a St. Mark’s faculty member, you will advise three to seven students, attend all school and faculty required events, and support a residential house team by supervising evening hours once weekly and on five Saturday nights per year. Other key responsibilities are as follows:
Participate in community life through Social Duty (four weekends per year)
Coach one sport during the spring athletic season (optional)
Participate in St. Mark’s Experiential Learning Programming by teaching one Lion Term course
Required Skills and Abilities
Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
Proficient with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets
Ability to craft clear, well-written communications; experienced public speaker
Possess the necessary skills and experiences to plan, develop, and implement a robust diversity and inclusion program
Experience with student leadership programming
Experience developing, guiding, and supporting student alliance groups and affinity spaces
Two or more years of admission experience
Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents
Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations with a commitment to to community and equity
Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth
Things You’ll Love:
On-campus housing; health, dental, and vision coverage; tuition remission (100%); retirement contribution – after one year of service, the school contributes 10% of your annual salary to a 403 (b) retirement plan (100% immediate vesting); three meals a day are available at the dining hall during the school year for you and your family; use of facilities for you and your immediate family: weight rooms, outdoor pool, ice rink, basketball courts, nature trails, etc.; annual financial planning services available; parental leave: 8 weeks at full pay, and 4 weeks at a quarter pay; Health Assistance Program; Employee Assistance Program; Child Day Care financial assistance program; William A. Coolidge Fund – annual financial assistance for each employee’s child attending tuition-charging schools, etc.
Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below:
Years of experience between 31 and 42 years: $84,240 - $94,340
Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $65,000 - $83,752
Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $52,000 - $63,200
Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,000 - $50,700
About St. Mark’s School:
St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.
St. Mark's School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.
St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a coeducational college-preparatory school, educating students in grades nine through twelve, 80% of whom board. Nested upon 200 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston.
The school’s outstanding faculty — 70 in number — leads 360 students through a rigorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. With classes meeting six days a week, Monday through Saturday, St. Mark’s engages and motivates talented students of diverse backgrounds from around the country and around the world (20% of student body is international), emphasizing excellence, values, character and service to the larger community. Class size averages 12 students, with a student–faculty ratio of five to one.
Dr. John Warren, a graduate of the Class of 1974, was appointed in July 2006 as the fifteenth Head of School for St. Mark’s School.
St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ...national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.