Admissions Counselor

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Director of Admissions / Director of Athletics

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time ten-month Admissions Counselor to join the admissions team beginning on August 21, 2024. Serving as a BB&N ambassador, the Admissions Counselor hosts prospective families during their campus visit, conducts admissions interviews, oversees event planning, reviews admissions applications, is an active participant in selection committees, and effectively communicates BB&N’s value proposition to prospective families. Additional responsibilities include coaching for two seasons.

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Participating in all aspects of the recruitment and admissions process;

  • Developing and cultivating relationships with prospective students and families and serving as a frontline ambassador throughout the application and admissions process;

  • Communicating the mission, vision, and value proposition of BB&N to prospective students and families at the time of interview, at school fairs, and other recruitment events

  • Conducting admissions interviews of prospective students and parents;

  • Compiling detailed write-ups of every interview to be included in admissions applications as evaluative summaries of students/families

  • Assisting with virtual and on-campus recruitment outreach including but not limited to: campus tours, school visits, school fairs, interviews, Open Houses, panels, admitted family programming, and other special events;

  • Developing and building strong and effective relationships with faculty, staff, and other key campus partners;

  • Reviewing and evaluating admissions applications as a member of selection committees for grades 7-12

  • Contributing to the BB&N community by coaching two seasons of athletic team programs

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have 0-3 years of general admissions/recruitment experience and an understanding of the function of enrollment at educational institutions, preferably secondary independent schools. Bachelor’s degree required; admissions experience preferred.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Dedication to the goal of creating and maintaining an authentic, inclusive community;

  • Relevant experience with technologies that support student record management, analytical reporting, office operations, and social media;

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty, and staff;

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment;

  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to see the big picture;

  • Experience using technology including databases, spreadsheets, and online application platforms;

  • Comfortable with the use of data to plan events, manage projects, and make admissions decisions;

  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks, meet tight deadlines, and changing demands;

  • Maintaining the utmost confidentiality and professionalism

  • Commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters

  • Ability to coach one or more of the following sports: field hockey, ice hockey, or lacrosse

  • Experience coaching/teaching or mentoring others in an athletic activity.

Salary: $60,000.00 – $65,000.00

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