Admissions Director

Administrator / Full-Time

Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Waldorf School of Lexington is currently accepting applications for a full-time Admissions Director. This essential, outward-facing role brings WSL and its mission to prospective parents, from the initial point of inquiry through to acceptance, enrollment, and re-enrollment. The Admissions Director will develop outreach initiatives and cultivate relationships with prospective families who express interest in the school; inform them of the school’s mission, curriculum, program, and culture; and guide them through the school’s admissions and re-enrollment processes. This onsite, full-time position has an immediate expected start date and offers full benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

The primary responsibilities include:

  • Manage the admissions process, from outreach, through point of inquiry, enrollment decision, and welcoming new families to the school

  • Collaborate with Marketing/Communications and Advancement/Community Life colleagues to ensure that WSL is represented at regional enrollment/outreach events and produces appropriate admissions and marketing materials, ads, mailings, web pages and publications that interpret and differentiate WSL to prospective students

  • Plan and execute annual admissions and retention events, school tours, and parent education and engagement events

  • Represent WSL to prospective parents at all regional school fairs, Lexington and Arlington Town Day, etc.

  • Oversee Parent Ambassadors to assist at admissions events

  • Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding school year

  • Monitor enrollment, attrition and retention, including reporting regularly to school leadership and the Board of Trustees

  • Manage the use and integrity of the admissions and enrollment software, in conjunction with finance and the business office

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience working in a Waldorf or independent school admissions office

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills, demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, as well as efficiency, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail

  • Confidence, professionalism, and a friendly, outgoing personality

  • Excellent project management and planning skills, and be a motivated self-starter with a positive, “can-do” attitude

  • Strong comfort using technology tools and software in the admissions and enrollment process

  • Ability to strictly respect and protect student, staff and family confidentiality

  • Commitment to advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

Education and training requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Familiarity with Waldorf educational philosophy, values, and methods strongly preferred

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, G-Suite, admissions and/or enrollment software, database use/experience.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf to communications@thewaldorfschool.org.

Waldorf School of Lexington

Lexington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Waldorf