Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions
Nativity School of Worcester, Worcester, MA
Founded in 2003, Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths. Drawing upon four pillars – strength, scholarship, character, and service – a Nativity education inspires self-discovery, responsibility, spiritual growth, and a lifelong dedication to learning.
Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions:
The Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions works to assist the Principal in carrying out the school’s mission in key aspects of the academic program while also working with the President to direct the success of the admissions program. The Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions will oversee the areas of admissions, recruitment and hiring, family engagement and special projects supporting programming and initiatives such as advancing the planning for a future girls division. The Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions is a key leadership position that requires managing multiple priorities that advance the faculty, student, family, and prospective-student experience.
Reporting to the President:
- Direct the admissions program, including managing open houses and recruiting applicants, overseeing the application process and systems, conducting interviews with applicants and families,
and leading the admissions selection committee.
- Establish a strategic plan to engage current and past families in the admissions process to activate them as ambassadors who recruit prospective students.
- Develop partnerships with community organizations and leaders who can assist with recruiting applicants to apply to Nativity.
- Maintain the Salesforce database to ensure all applications and data are managed accurately.
- Establish and carryout recruiting and admissions timeline for girls division.
- Make oral and written presentations regarding admissions for the Board of Trustees and participate in meetings of the Board’s Program Committee meeting as needed.
- Support the Principal and Assistant Principal (Nativity has two Assistant Principals) with developing a strategic plan to engage and support families.
- Direct the engagement of first year families including running family orientations and conducting home visits as needed to support families and welcome them to our community.
Please note that 60% of time dedicated to Admissions is an estimate and will vary depending on the time of the year (for example the summer requires less time dedicated to Admissions while the Winter and Spring may require more than 60% of time dedicated to Admissions).
Reporting to the Principal:
Recruitment and Hiring (25%)
- Assist in the recruiting and hiring processes for all open faculty positions to ensure Nativity has a diverse and talented pool of applicants.
- Attend community and recruiting events to build awareness of opportunities to work at Nativity. Establish relationships with colleges and programs to build the number of applicants to the
school’s teaching fellows program.
- Coordinate interviewing process for all positions, including scheduling interviews and gathering feedback from stakeholders.
- In collaboration with the Operations Associate, ensure positions are listed across various platforms and update marketing materials as needed.
- Lead the school’s hiring committee and development of plans to successfully recruit and retain staff.
- Onboard first year fellows and in collaboration with the Principal, provide mentorship and support during their first year to ensure their successful transition into the program. Special Projects Assisting the Principal (15%)
- Assist the Principal in developing meaningful professional development and coaching opportunities for teachers and teaching fellows (2-year volunteer teachers), including planning for orientation, onboarding new fellows, and forming professional development days.
- Coordinate programmatic and strategic planning development for the school’s future girls division in collaboration with the Principal, Presidents, Board of Trustees, and volunteers.
- Assist with preparations for the July Summer including recruiting and supervising interns.
- Supervise academic operations in the Principal’s absence.
- Assist in co-teaching, lead teaching, recess and lunch duties as coverage is needed.
- Perform other special projects for the Principal and President as needed.
Other Responsibilities and Requirements
- Participate in school-wide events, professional development days and orientations. Attend and engage in faculty/staff retreats (two times per year).
- This is a full-time, exempt, 12-month position. Work hours may vary (including evenings and occasional weekends) and one late shift (ending at 5:30 pm) per week is required to assist with the
extended school day program.
- Fulfill responsibilities as articulated in the Nativity Worcester Employee Handbook. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:
The ideal candidate should have significant public, private, or charter school and/or similar experience, preferably in a supervisory role.
- Strong interpersonal/relationship-building skills.
- Highly adaptable and able to manage competing priorities.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of best practices and strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
- Detail-oriented and data-driven.
- Ability to work independently and as a team player.
- Openness to embracing and promoting the Jesuit mission of Nativity Worcester.
- Must have cultural sensitivity and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion issues regarding the internal and external Nativity Worcester community.
- Highly experienced with project coordinating and management.
- A natural and confident leader.
- Encouraging, can-do attitude.
- Impeccable time management and multi-tasking skills.
- Self-motivated, proactive, and self-sufficient
- At least three years of teaching and/or educational leadership experience, preferably in middle school.
- Experience working in admissions and/or family engagement, or comparable experience.
- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Certification preferred.
- Proficiency with the Spanish language is preferred but not required.
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States is required.
Salary range: $70,000 – $85,000. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower end of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity.
There are opportunities for flexible hours when travel for recruitment is required.
Submit résumé and cover letter to Andrea Bazarian, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Nativity School of Worcester is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Nativity School of Worcester is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from diverse backgrounds and life experiences (e.g. gender, ethnicity/race, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession). Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of individuals and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their