Admissions Assistant

Staff / Part-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Director of Lower School Admissions

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time ten-month Admissions Assistant to join the admissions team beginning in August 2024. The Admissions Assistant provides administrative support for the Lower School admissions office and its outreach and recruitment efforts. This is a critical role, in part, because the Admissions Assistant is often the first point of contact for families inquiring about the admissions process. This role comprises three major areas: administrative support, information management, and event coordination.

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of general administrative/admissions experience and an understanding of the function of enrollment at educational institutions, preferably independent schools. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

In addition, the Admissions Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills

  • Working knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft suite of products, databases, data entry, and management of data; experience with Veracross/Axiom preferred

  • Ability to handle a high volume of communications and tasks

  • Ability to juggle several projects/responsibilities simultaneously and meet expected deadlines

  • Strong customer service orientation toward several constituencies (i.e. applicant families, current parents, faculty/staff, etc.)

  • Event planning and event management experience

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Good written and oral communication

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

Salary: $30.00 – $32.00 per hour

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more. 

To Apply:  

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, we strongly encourage all employees to receive at least one of the Pfizer, or Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines before commencing employment.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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