Park School
Baltimore, MD
Grades PK - 12 with 845 students

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This 12-month position involves significant and varied responsibilities within an integrated Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 admission program.  As a member of the school-wide admission team, the Associate Director of Upper Elementary and Middle School Admission (Grades 2-8) must fundamentally embrace and further the school’s mission, vision, and culture while clearly reinforcing its brand. The ability to articulate philosophy and program is essential; likewise, the ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of child development and some experience assessing students in a classroom setting.
The position requires working closely with the admission team in planning and implementing a comprehensive range of parent and student outreach, new student onboarding, and retention events.  The Associate Director represents Park at external programs — AIMS conferences and feeder school fairs, for example — and at internal events, such as open houses, parent  information sessions/tours, and other admission events.  Admission programs include weekday, evening, and weekend events.  As a liaison to the Lower and Middle School administrative teams, faculty, and current families, the Associate Director will attend meetings and interact regularly with divisional administrative teams and student support teams to monitor student success.  The Associate Director has primary responsibility for managing all aspects of the admission application process in Grades 2-8, including, but not limited to: student assessments and visits, parent interviews, campus tours, admission committee meetings, and admission decisions and corresponding letters.  Other duties include responding to admission calls, emails, coordinating annual on-campus group assessments, training admission file readers, and finalizing admission decisions with the Director of Admission.

  • Commitment to an ambitious, educationally-centered definition of the Admission Office’s role as central to promoting understanding of the school’s philosophy and programs, and achievement of the institution’s diversity goals
  • Orientation compatible with a progressive educational philosophy
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A disciplined self-starter with the ability to plan, prioritize, and organize, while managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Possesses a positive attitude and a proactive team approach to customer service, a growth mindset, and an interest in process improvement and self-development
  • Exhibits professionalism and enthusiasm to work with the public and to collaborate effectively with admission staff and the network of parents, students, trustees, and alumni who support admission efforts
  • A strong background in education that includes some teaching experience and/or 3+ years of school admission work is required
  • A minimum Bachelor's degree is required
We welcome candidates without previous experience in independent schools.  Candidates who are from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Admission Office at Park School includes the Director of Enrollment Management and Tuition Assistance, Director of Admission (also responsible for Grades 9-12), Director of Primary Level Admission (Grades Pre-K-1), and two Administrative Assistants.  The Associate  Director of Upper Elementary and Middle School Admission (Grades 2-8) reports directly to the Director of Admission and works closely with their admission committees to review and evaluate applications.  For tuition assistance, the Admission Directors partner closely with the Director of Tuition Assistance.  A volunteer network of students, faculty, parents, alumni, and trustees is also actively involved in supporting the admission effort at Park.  In its approach to admission, Park emphasizes the educational role of admission personnel in articulating the school’s philosophy and programs.  Individual attention to parents and applicants is a hallmark of our admission process.  Much of the Directors’ time is devoted to one-on-one tours, interviews with parents, and individual assessments of applicants.  In addition, Park is actively committed to outreach efforts to build a more diverse pool of applicants; the admission staff supports a variety of Park-initiated and collaborative outreach efforts. Admission events include some weekend and evening commitments.

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