Secondary School Placement and Admissions Associate

Administrator / Full-Time

Our Sisters’ School, New Bedford, MA

Position Summary:

The Secondary Schools and Admissions Support Associate will help ensure all OSS 8th graders are enrolled in a best-fit secondary school, as well as help recruit and engage candidates for 5th grade at OSS. Truly knowing the school and students is essential to being able to do effective work, and so this role also involves opportunities for direct and meaningful engagement with students and school life.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Well-developed written and verbal communications
  • Organizational and project management skills, dependability, attention to detail, ability to plan and host events, and the ability to function independently and as a team player
  • Strategic thinking and process analysis skills
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining strong relationships and community partnerships
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and groups
  • Knowledge and experience with our regional independent and public school communities preferred
  • Proficiency with computers and software programs including GoogleSuite
  • Responsible for supporting the Director of SSGS, the transition to secondary school for OSS students and families, and supporting OSS’s efforts to build and maintain meaningful connection with our current families and graduates. Sample work includes:
  • Participate actively in Family Engagement and Outreach and Admissions Committees
  • Help track and communicate with all OSS graduates to collect information regarding theirprogress, achievements, and challenges. Record and communicate those updates as needed
  • Help coordinate graduate engagement events throughout the year, and engage graduates in giving back to OSS
  • Remain current on national trends and research regarding job placement, demographics, issues around race, class and gender; effectively communicate ideas to students and families and facilitate conversations among students and graduates alike
  • Manage OSS applicant flow and related paperwork
  • Be present for weekly staff meetings, attend Community Meetings, engage with the studentsduring lunch, offer a Friday club and lead an Advisory

Our Sisters’ School

New Bedford, MA
Elementary, Middle School