Sandy Spring Friends School
Sandy Spring, MD
Grades PK3 – 12 with 685 students

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Sandy Spring Friends School is seeking a dynamic team member to join the Admissions team as Pre-Primary and Lower School Admissions Associate. The ideal candidate for Director of Lower School Admission will drive and facilitate the admission process for all Lower School applicants; provide excitement and expertise in outreach, recruitment, and cultivation of our new pre-primary program; and will have knowledge of licensure of pre-school classes in a school setting.  Familiarity with independent schools and the greater Olney area is highly desirable.  Availability to work occasional weekends and evenings is required. SSFS seeks candidates who value the importance of diversity and can share, teach, and appreciate differing points of view.  This is a full-time, 12 month position.
Responsibilities include
  • Overseeing Lower School Admission including recruiting prospective families, coordinating visits for student applicants (PK3-5th grade), conducting parent interviews, and attending recruitment and outreach events.
  • Establishing, cultivating, and strengthening relationships with admission contacts (feeder schools, educational consultants, etc.) and parenting communities in the greater Olney region. This will require evening and weekend commitments.
  • Providing information to prospective families about SSFS via phone, person-to-person meetings, and campus tours.
  • Conducting all Lower School parent interviews and writing interview reports/submitting applicant data sheets.
  • Organizing, facilitating, scheduling, and observing applicants for pre-primary and primary grade play groups or school day visits.
  • Monitoring re-enrollment of current students with attention to attrition and retention rate; providing feedback and data for admissions marketing team.
  • Assisting with the implementation of re-enrollment and retention efforts, including contacting parents, teachers, and advisors and monitoring re-enrollment with attention to attrition and retention rate.
  • Recruiting, cultivating, and training parent volunteers to be parent ambassadors of the school.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional customer service with students and adults
Education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience in recruitment practices
Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade.  The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the school is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.  Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict.
Please note that the School has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, including documentation of a booster shot given five months or more since you completed the final dose in the primary series.

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