Collegiate School
Richmond, VA
Grades JK - 12 with 1679 students

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Director of Lower School Admission
Collegiate School seeks a Director of Lower School Admission, starting July 2023. The Director of Lower School Admission coordinates the JK-4th Grade admission process as it pertains to the School’s overall enrollment. As a first contact for many families exploring education options, the Director of Lower School Admission is a School ambassador and primary communicator of the Collegiate experience. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
General responsibilities
  • Oversee and coordinate the day to day workflow of the Lower School Admission Office
  • Responsible for marketing efforts and messaging pertaining to the Lower School admission process
  • Primary point of contact for families regarding admission decisions and test reviews
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and executing all aspects of group tours, individual family visits and Lower School Admission Programs
  • Student Recruitment
  • Assisting in the marketing efforts with special attention to attracting a broad and diverse applicant pool
  • Interacting with prospective families and all school constituencies in person through campus tours, phone inquiries, and written correspondence
  • Effectively communicating a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the school community, its mission and the JK-4th Grade admission processes
  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of special admission programs
  • Work with the Director of Admission and Enrollment Management to design & coordinate enrollment management processes
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and competencies
  • Previous experience in administration in an elementary school environment
  • Previous admission experience helpful
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Familiarity with various educational and psychological assessments commonly used in admission processes
  • Knowledge of best practice trends in admission
  • Promotes good data stewardship and demonstrates ownership of system, processes, and tasks
  • Proficiently uses Microsoft Office and/or Google Apps products
  • Proficiency in computers and databases, specifically SchoolAdmin
  • Excellent and accurate data entry skills
  • Excellent organizational and people skills
  • Passion for education, particularly early childhood
  • Professional with a focus on helping people feel immediately welcome
Required Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to a servant leadership model focusing on the growth and development of the team to successfully fulfill shared goals.
  • Proven cross cultural competency skills demonstrating self awareness, awareness of others and the ability to adopt inclusive perspectives, attitudes and behaviors to drive inclusion and belonging in the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community.
  • Understands the big picture and handles areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and values. Offers assistance within the office especially during busy times.
  • Relates to the Collegiate community including faculty, staff, students, parents and applicants in a cooperative manner.
  • Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Understands the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Required Commitment to the School’s Core Values and Mission
HONOR - Personal integrity and devotion to the truth, which make one trustworthy, forthright, responsible and fair.
LOVE OF LEARNING - A creative spirit that promotes intellectual and personal growth through exploration, inquiry and openness to change.
EXCELLENCE - A sustained commitment to meeting high standards of character, achievement and personal accountability.
RESPECT - Fundamental regard for the dignity and worth of each individual.
COMMUNITY - A commitment to responsive and compassionate citizenship and service on campus, in the local community and in the broader world.
Who we are
Collegiate School is a co-educational, independent day school located in Henrico County, within 20 minutes of downtown Richmond, Virginia, for students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade. For more than 100 years, Collegiate has nurtured inquisitive thinkers, responsible citizens, and compassionate leaders. Grounded in the values that have sustained it over the course of more than a century, Collegiate provides its nearly 1,700 students with an engaging academic environment dedicated to preparing them for a globally connected and changing world.  The essence of Collegiate School is the richness of relationships among students, faculty, parents, administrators, and alumni in a dynamic learning community with high personal and academic expectations. This exceptional educational environment enables students to develop their potential for intellectual growth, leadership, and service.
Why Collegiate?
Collegiate School is well-regarded for developing students into citizens who lead, serve and shape the world. We do so with the help of a caring faculty and staff who also have opportunities to lead, serve and shape the world, through the young lives they touch.  Below are just a few examples of some of the great advantages of working at Collegiate:
  • Excellent professional development opportunities for faculty and staff
  • Collaborative working environment
  • A rich employee benefits package (which includes free lunch!)
  • Opportunities for growth and leadership
  • An environment that fosters creative and innovative instruction
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.

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