Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.
For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.
Tabor Academy seeks a compelling, passionate, and visionary admissions professional. As a residential school, Tabor considers the work of faculty broadly, and we engage with students both during and beyond the academic day. Admission Office faculty at Tabor can expect to contribute one season in the co-curricular and/or athletic program and to be responsible for weekly evening and monthly weekend supervisory duties. This position can include housing.
The successful candidate will:
- promote Tabor Academy to prospective families on and off campus and virtually.
- conduct information interviews with applicants and their parents/guardians, and work with Admission Team to identify new and responsive approaches for recruitment events.
- communicate promptly, effectively, and positively with families through all stages of the admissions process.
- read applicant files and serve as a member of various Admissions Committees.
- provide administrative support and coordination of Admissions events.
- assist with developing, evaluating, and maintaining existing diversity, equity, and belonging projects within the Admissions Office.
- enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across all aspects of school life
- join an effective, professional team in meeting ambitious goals and developing innovative new programs
- invest in the student and adult community outside of admissions
- convey patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and optimism in their work with adolescents and faculty
- possess excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, listening, speaking), and organizational skills, and exhibit the ability to interact and work effectively with students, parents, faculty and other employees
- commit to self-reflection, work independently, and pursue professional growth and networking opportunities that will allow for full engagement in discovering and implementing best practices in this role
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Preferred: Experience in residential oversight and/or secondary or post-secondary enrollment
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to email@example.com with “Admission” in the Subject line.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from people traditionally underrepresented in independent boarding school communities.
Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, 540 students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economic backgrounds and fosters students becoming engaged and committed global citizens with a disposition to act in service to the common good.
Located 15 minutes from culturally rich New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park; stories from when the city was a station on the Underground Railroad and home to Frederick Douglass; a hub for Blue Economy Corridor innovation; seafood from America’s #1 fishing port; and a landscape that attracts sailors, bikers, and golfers, Marion and the Southcoast are teeming with opportunity.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.