Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach
Concord Academy, Concord, MA
Concord Academy, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school renowned for its world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world, seeks to fill an Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through academics, the arts, athletics, and cultural opportunities. Self-expression, storytelling, and careful listening are hallmarks of the Concord Academy experience.
We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong desire to incorporate inclusive practices and advance the tenets of the school’s mission.
CA is looking for a highly motivated individual to be part of an exciting team. Under the supervision of the Director of Enrollment Management, the Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach will assist with recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a dynamic class of students annually with a focus on the recruitment of multicultural students and families, including but not limited to BIPoC (black, indigenous, people of color) families. This role will lead the expansion of the office’s relationships with schools and community-based organizations who serve populations that are under-represented in independent schools. The Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Multicultural Outreach will travel approximately four weeks per year, review applications, and will have programmatic responsibilities throughout the admission cycle.
- Creates and coordinates concentrated strategic efforts to increase the pipeline and population of underrepresented students including developing and implementing programs on- and off-campus for prospective students and their families with a focus on BIPOC student recruitment.
- Sustains current relationships and establishes new national, regional, and local partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, professional groups, and other groups that serve or focus on populations underrepresented in the independent school realm.
- Conducts three to five weeks of travel including nights and weekends and evening/weekend admissions work including conducting off-campus visits for prospective students, families, and any other related events to represent the school at admission events and other forums with various constituent groups.
- Plans recruitment travel.
- Possesses the ability to work well in and with diverse populations.
- Interviews prospective students and their families and produces a comprehensive interview write-up.
- Leads an admissions committee in the careful, thoughtful, confidential review of applications.
- Develops a genuine understanding and appreciation of all facets of Concord Academy by participating in the daily life of the school through serving as an advisor to current students and attending morning chapels and announcements, faculty meetings, and other school events.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication, public speaking, analytical, organizational skills are critical.
- Must possess energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor.
- Experience working with students and parents/guardians is strongly preferred, particularly in independent boarding schools or colleges.
- Excellent interview skills with the ability to relate to a wide range of students and their families.
- Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in an academic setting or in a related educational field servicing underrepresented populations (for example, a community-based organization) and a commitment to advocating for traditionally non-centered populations at predominantly White institutions.
- Strong ability to work with a variety of constituents both internally and externally.
- Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve.
- Adept in Word, Excel, and Google applications and possesses the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs such as the office’s CRM, Ravenna.
- Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Ability to consistently provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness.
- Strong ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Ability to multi-task and meet demanding time frames.
- Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
- Ability to be mobile in a multi-story building and attend meetings throughout campus. Extended periods of sitting, standing, and working at the computer.
This is a year-round position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and this position is benefits eligible. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and a resume via the ADP portal addressed to: Brian McBride, Associate Head of School for Community Life and Initiatives.
To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org