Key School is seeking a Middle School Admission Counselor. This role is a part-time (approximately 28 hours/4 days per week), 12 month position.
Reporting to the Director of Enrollment and Outreach, the Middle School Admission Counselor is responsible for the lead generation and cultivation of prospective Middle School families. As the head ambassador to the Middle School program, this position requires a strong emphasis on personal outreach and relationship building, as well as a command for Key’s Middle School curriculum and programmatic offerings.
The position requires an individual who is detail-oriented, adaptable and thrives in a team-first environment. The successful candidate will be able to pivot seamlessly among managing incoming inquiries, touring campus and planning events. Leading the Middle School Admission Committee will also require working closely with the committee members on all aspects of the application process.
We seek someone who is passionate about Key’s mission and is an experienced professional with strong written and oral communication skills.
Ideal candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, have experience working in admission or a comparable role in client-relation/sales and have proficiency with Google cloud-based applications.
Responsibilities for this role include:
Generating leads and inquiries
Developing and maintaining relationships with “sending schools”
Representing Key at school fairs
Scheduling and conducting tours
Counseling families at every point in the process, from initial contact to enrollment
Maintaining contact with prospects throughout the process and ensuring timely follow-up
Scheduling student shadow days and matching visitors with hosts
Coordinating Admission Committee meetings
Achieving high yield among mission-appropriate applicants
Maintaining thorough knowledge of Middle School curriculum and program
Assisting in communication efforts regarding Middle School program
Supporting smooth transition of newly enrolled families
Coordinating the math and language placement testing for new Middle Schoolers
Additional Core Competencies
Inclusive and Equitable: Ability to authentically communicate and partner with a diverse population of students and families to ensure the admission and enrollment processes are inclusive, accessible and unbiased.
Discretion/Judgment: Commitment to exercise confidentiality and discretion in all matters including admission, enrollment and financial aid
Team Player: Building relationships and partnering with committees, the Middle School Division Head, parent ambassadors and admission colleagues are essential in this role
Flexible/Resilient: Responding to new challenges and emergent needs with a growth mindset and solution-oriented approach
Fully value Key’sMission and approach to teaching and learning, and demonstrate the capacity to be an effective ambassador of Key School
Founded in 1958 by professors from St. John's College, Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, coeducational, college-preparatory, day program on its picturesque 15-acre campus located 4 miles from downtown Annapolis. Perhaps no mandate in Key School's Mission Statement lies closer to the heart of the community than its injunction to "Sustain an ethical school culture that engenders an inherent respect for the dignity of every human being, recognizes that personal liberty must be balanced by personal responsibility and individual action by the needs of others, and stresses to all members of the School community the importance of trust, mutual respect, and compassion."
Key students are collaborative critical thinkers who are motivated and open-minded. Highly committed to their students, Key faculty and staff are supportive, industrious, creative, and approachable. A student-centered environment, Key places great value on respectful open discourse among students and adults alike.
With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience in creating inclusive school settings and who are culturally responsive. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to educational equity and justice. Key School is an equal opportunity employer.
Please email a cover letter and resume to Director of Enrollment and Outreach, Tom Rossini at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Key School
Founded in 1958 by professors from nearby St. John's College, Key School is a progressive, coeducational, day school serving children ages 2.5 years through grade 12. The School places high priority on cultivating and sustaining a culture that respects the dignity of every human being.
Key School's program is designed to develop independent thinkers, creative innovators, effective collaborators, tenacious problem-solvers, and articulate leaders while cultivating in its students a deep sense of purpose, accountability and intrinsic motivation.
With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Key is particularly interested in candidates with experience creating and working in an inclusive school setting. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Key School is an equal opportunity employer.
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