Assistant Admissions Director at Park Street School

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About Park Street School

Park Street School is located in the heart of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and offers a continuous, integrated, Christian-based learning environment to students from toddler to grade six. Exemplifying a Christian worldview, Park Street School is an equal opportunity employer and is continuously striving to maintain a faculty and staff with varying backgrounds and cultural experiences.

Park Street School offers competitive benefits, generous time off, and a meaningful work environment with like-minded colleagues. Values that we hold high are trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness. All employees and volunteers at Park Street School work together to fulfill the school’s mission statement. We expect to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students.

Position Summary

The Park Street School Admissions Department seeks an experienced Assistant Admissions Director to assist with 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 Assistant Admissions Director reports to the Director of Admissions.  The Assistant Director assists the Director with maintenance and advancement of Admissions related logistics, specifically event management, campus tours, data and record management, staff and parent volunteer coordination, and assisting applicants throughout the admissions process from inquiry to enrollment.

The Assistant Admissions Director will warmly welcome prospective families and support them throughout the admission process. This includes the ability to enthusiastically articulate the benefits of an independent school education and the unique features of Park Street School. The position also works closely with the entire Park Street School community and requires highly developed organization, communication, and problem-solving abilities.

Primary Responsibilities

Actively support the mission, vision, and promotion of Park Street School to the internal and external community and encourage others to do the same.

Help set and execute high standards for ethics, accuracy, and quality of information and communication throughout the department and school.

Serve as the primary point of contact for prospective candidates and their families through phone calls, emails, campus tours, etc. from point of inquiry through follow-up and enrollment. Help implement a systemic follow-up strategy and sequence for all inquiries and applicants.

Manage logistics and communication regarding all stages of the admissions funnel, including initial data collection, answering questions, scheduling tours and visits, advising parents during the online application process, scheduling student admissions playgroups and visit days, and assisting families with the final enrollment process.

Track data using the Veracross database system, manage the online admissions application process, and oversee the general admissions email inbox.

Help envision, plan, manage, and execute all admissions events involving prospective and admitted students including, but not limited to, Open Houses, Preschool Playgroups, Parent Interviews, Elementary Shadow Days, Yield Receptions, Retention Events, Admissions Committee Meetings, New Family Welcome Nights, Parent Orientation, and Informational Sessions.

Help identify, recruit, organize and work with staff and parent volunteers for events and meetings throughout the year. Help strengthen the Admissions Parent Ambassador Network.

Collaborate with the Communications Director to develop the marketing, social media, and advertisement of events

Professionally represent Park Street School at feeder schools, informational fairs, and community events. Accurately and enthusiastically reflect program and ethos.

Establish strong working relationships with Park Street School faculty, staff, and Division Directors. Help motivate and facilitate their understanding of and involvement with the admissions and retention process.

Review application materials, ensure all applicant files contain complete documentation, and participate in Admissions Committee meetings and the decision-making process

Participate in the life of the school by maintaining a presence during all-school events, administrative meetings, professional development days, and other school activities.

Perform school “duties” as deemed necessary – such as drop-off and pick-up supervision, lunch, and recess supervision, front desk coverage, etc.

Applicants must have a highly professional demeanor with a commitment to customer service and the highest attention to detail. Applicants should be problem solvers who are able to create systems to complete multiple complex tasks under pressure. A successful applicant will possess a keen understanding of the importance of deadlines and urgent requests. This role depends on accuracy, flexibility, problem solving, and very strong organizational and personal communication skills.

Applicants must display a mature Christian faith and ability to sign the PSS statement of faith. Applicants must maintain involvement with a local church and commitment to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally. Candidates should demonstrate a lifestyle of Biblical integrity.

Bachelor’s degree required

Experience in recruitment and admissions at an independent school preferred

Passion about Christian education and the mission of Park Street School

Availability to work some nights and weekends throughout the admissions cycle

Qualifications and Skills

Understanding of and familiarity with the independent school environment

Strong technology skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Veracross, Google Suite, Microsoft Power Point, and a willingness to utilize multiple systems

Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) to represent Park Street School with warmth and enthusiasm – personable, friendly, and good sense of humor

Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills to effectively engage a diverse population

Excellent organizational, time-management, and event planning skills to meet deadlines efficiently and accurately

Detail-oriented with consistent ability to apply sound judgment, discretion, and confidentiality

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

Ability to handle complex and confidential materials while maintaining discretion

Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team

Physically able to lift 20 pounds and conduct walking tours (inside and outside) of the school campus in every season

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For more information on Park Street School, visit us at www.parkstreetschool.org

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Please follow this link to submit your employment application materials:  Online Employment Application. Email [email protected] with any questions

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