Lamplighter School
Dallas, TX
Grades PK - 4 with 455 students

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The Associate Director of Placement reports to the Head of School and is responsible for providing direct services to students and parents in planning and determining appropriate school placement in a manner that supports the educational process and needs of students. This individual will be energetic, self-disciplined, organized, and reliable team player who will collaborate with the Director of Admissions in preparing the budget for the Admission & Placement Team, as well as, organizing and hosting various admissions and placement events.  The Associate Director of Placement will also oversee all aspects of the placement process for 4th grade students, including, but not limited to conducting placement meetings, serve as resource for 4th grade parents, and interact with admission professionals from local independent schools to assist with student placement.
Job Responsibilities
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of the placement process for 4th grad students, including, but not limited to, the following
Conducts group and individual placement meetings with parents of 4th graders
Serves as a resource for 4th grade parents regarding school choices and application procedures
Partners with School Counselor to conduct Brown Bag Lunches with 4th graders to prepare them for school visits and interviews
Interacts with admission professionals from local independent schools to assist with student placement
Oversees maintenance of placement file for each 4th grader
Ensures Lamplighter Teacher Recommendations and Student Credentials are delivered to other private schools by deadlines
  • Assists in scheduling and providing information about local independent schools to staff, students and parents
  • Coordinates mock interviews, workshops, and other activities to prepare 4th graders for interacting with admission professionals from local independent schools and assist their parents with determining appropriate school placement to meet the needs of individual student
  • Maintains documents, reports and records relating to students
  • Maintains daily records of all contacts with and on behalf of students
  • Tracks progress of placement applications of 4th graders and follows-up with families, addresses questions, and facilitates completion of placement applications
  • Visits independent schools within the community to foster and maintain effective relationships
  • Provide lunch or break coverage for Front Desk one day per week
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by the Head of School
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years school admission or placement counselor experience required
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s ON products preferred
  • Relevant experience in an independent school or nonprofit setting preferred
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to develop and document office procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to collaborate with colleagues

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