Associate / Assistant Director of Admissions - Concord Academy

Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school founded in 1922. Located on Main Street in Concord, Mass., we are home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. Our mission centers on love of learning, respect for and inclusion of a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and our covenant of common trust.

Concord Academy seeks a highly motivated individual to be part of an exciting team. Under the supervision of the Director of Enrollment Management, the Associate / Assistant Director will assist with recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a dynamic class of students every year with a focus on boarding student recruitment. The Associate / Assistant Director will travel up to twelve weeks during the year, review applications, and will have programmatic responsibilities throughout the admission cycle. The Associate / Assistant Director assists the Director of Enrollment Management in further refining and developing both a domestic and an international boarding recruitment plan and by executing much of this travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizes and conducts up to twelve weeks of domestic and international travel including weekends, planning and executing school visits, interviewing prospective students and their families, presenting informational sessions and building networks with schools and educational consultants.
  • Assists in developing and implementing programs on- and off-campus for prospective students and their families, educational consultants, and secondary school counselors.
  • Interviews prospective students and their families and produces a comprehensive interview write-up.
  • Leads an admissions committee in the careful, thoughtful, confidential review of applications.
  • Process I-20’s for the school.
  • Develops a genuine understanding and appreciation of all facets of Concord Academy by participating in the daily life of the school through serving as an advisor to current students and attending morning chapels and announcements, faculty meetings and other school events.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in related work required, and admissions experience is strongly preferred, particularly in independent boarding schools or colleges/universities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, analytical and organizational skills are critical.
  • Must possess energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent interview skills with the ability to relate to a wide range of students and their families.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve.
  • Adept with various computer skills and possesses the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to consistently provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
  • Strong ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet demanding time frames.
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to be mobile in a multi-story building and attend meetings throughout campus. Extended periods of sitting, standing, and working at the computer.

This is a year-round position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and this position is benefits eligible. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Marie D. Myers
Director of Enrollment Management
HR+Admissions@concordacademy.org

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