Admission Counselor


Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA


The Admission Counselor is an integral team member in the Admission Office with shared responsibilities for the Office’s interviews, information sessions, tours and events occurring throughout the year. The Office welcomes hundreds of families during the Admission season, processes applications for these families, and is the first and most critical point of contact for an experience with Shady Hill. As a member of the admissions team, this position will play a key role in the recruitment and selection of a diverse student population defined by our Diversity Mission Statement. The Admission Counselors’ duties include conducting information sessions and parent/guardian interviews as part of a positive and engaging admissions process. This position is seasonal from late September 2021 through February 2022. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct parent/guardian interview virtually
  • Attend and participate in virtual admission events
  • Write and submit interview evaluation forms 
  • Conduct virtual tours for prospective parents/guardians
  • Attend and participate in admission meetings as needed 
  • Represent Shady Hill to prospective families and support all recruitment efforts
  • Provide administrative support to the Admission Office as needed 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain accurate records and meet deadlines
  • Excellent cultural competency and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop positive, professional relationships with colleagues and families
  • Enthusiasm for sharing information about educational programs and the community
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A sense of humor
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in education with families and/or children preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and with Zoom 
  • A commitment to work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Ability to work weekends, as necessary 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Be sure to include “Admission Counselor” in the subject line of the e-mail. 

Shady Hill School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender