Associate Director of Admission
The White Mountain School, Bethlehem, NH
The White Mountain School seeks an Associate Director of Admissions. This is an incredibly exciting time to be working at The White Mountain School. Grounded in our mission-driven approach, we anchor learning in topics that are relevant– to students and the world — and then create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students are seen, valued and engaged. We are an independent boarding and day school serving students in grades 9–12 and a postgraduate year. We are looking for a team member to build upon the success of the admission office and assist with the recruitment and retention of mission appropriate students.
WHO ARE YOU?
You have 2+ years of experience in independent school or higher ed admissions with an understanding of progressive education- or someone with a willingness to learn. In fact, it is your willingness to learn that extends to all you do. You have excellent communication and public relations skills, both written and spoken. You are facile with data and possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills. You have a high level of energy, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor and have outstanding judgment and maturity.
You have the ability to execute multiple tasks and have a proven ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels. You possess experience and fluency with database management, particularly Google Suite.
You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work.
WHAT WOULD I DO?
You would primarily assist with the annual recruitment of new students to The White Mountain School. This includes a high level of customer service as you work with families, educational consultants, and international agencies as their guide through the application process. You will become an expert on all things White Mountain and be able to comfortably answer questions and address concerns as they arise. You will be a strong presence and advocate for the students on campus, inserting yourself in the daily life of a boarding school.
- Respond to inquiries assigned to you via phone, email, or Zoom. Continue to foster a relationship with families as they move through the application process.
- Frequent domestic and international travel as a representative of The White Mountain School. Travel may include attending school fairs, meeting with current families, alumni, or as needed.
- Assist with maintaining of the admissions database, while assuring inquiries are being contacted regularly while moving through the admissions process.
- Collaborate with the marketing and communications team with the development of admissions related content, website material, printed materials, ad campaigns, etc.
- Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management. Dorm duty, coaching, assisting with co-curricular activities, etc. is currently not required, however this may change over time.
And most importantly, you will play a vital role in the White Mountain School community and serve as a model of White Mountain School’s culture and core values.
WHO ARE WE?
The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our commitment to competency learning and emergent curricula, as well as through our Episcopal heritage, we tackle topics of social justice and environmental sustainability head on, developing in our students the capacity to be curious, courageous and compassionate community members. We nurture a vibrant and diverse campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in all aspects of learning and living.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please submit in an electronic file with subject: Associate Director of Admissions, including your resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references addressed to: Phil Dunbridge at: firstname.lastname@example.org