Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions

Administrator / Full-Time

Nativity School of Worcester, Worcester, MA

Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions Overview:
Reporting to the Principal, 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
directing the success of the admissions program. The Assistant Principal and Director of
Admissions will oversee the areas of faculty development, student success, admissions and family
engagement, and special projects 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.
Faculty Development and Student Success (70% of duties June – November and 40% December –
●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 faculty, and forming professional development days.
●In conjunction with the Principal, create and implement a schedule of regular observations and
meetings with faculty members to provide constructive feedback and coaching.
●Coordinate and develop student programs offered at the school (after-school tutoring program,
clubs and field trips, administrative duties that assist the Principal in improving the student
●Support the faculty and Director of Restorative Justice to improve positive student behavior.
●Collaborate with the Principal, and current and former teaching fellows to recruit teaching fellow
●Supervise academic operations in the Principal’s absence.
●During admissions season (December – May), faculty development and student success duties such
as planning for orientation and onboarding and developing programs will be reduced.
Admissions and Family Engagement (20% June – November and 50% December – May)
● 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 procedure to engage current and past families in the admissions process to activate
them as ambassadors who recruit prospective students.
● Maintain the Salesforce database to ensure all applications and data are managed accurately.
● 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.
●In directing the admissions program and success, the Assistant Principal and Director of
Admissions will report to the President.
●Build relationships with family members to develop their support for the school and to identify
and support their needs in collaboration with the Principal. This work includes, but is not limited
to conducting home visits and calls with new and current families.
●Supervise/coordinate school-sponsored events (Family Potlucks, PTA fundraisers, Family Nights,
etc) and oversee the weekly Food Pantry program and delegate work as needed.
● Manage and support the Parent Teachers Association, including setting the agenda and facilitating
the monthly PTA meetings.
Girls Division Planning and Special Projects (10% year-round)
● Coordinate programmatic and strategic planning development for the school’s future girls division
in collaboration with the Principal, Presidents, Board of Trustees, and volunteers.
● Perform 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.

Nativity School of Worcester

Worcester, MA
Elementary, Middle School