Senior Admissions Officer

Administrator / Full-Time

Gann Academy, Waltham, MA


Gann Academy is a pluralistic Jewish high school that challenges students to cultivate their talents and interests in all areas of human potential: intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and physical.

The mission of Gann Academy is to educate, inspire, and empower intellectually confident, passionately engaged, ethically responsible Jews who, through critical thinking and the contribution of their unique voices, will create a vibrant Jewish future and build a better world where human dignity will flourish.


Gann Academy seeks a mission-driven team member to join our Admissions Office. The Senior Admissions Officer is responsible for Gan Academy’s admissions efforts, from initial prospecting through enrollment. This individual serves as the primary contact for a portfolio of prospective students, guiding them through every stage of the admissions process. The role includes significant contributions to external recruitment and internal strategy, particularly in developing partnerships and outreach programs that enhance the school’s profile and attract a broad array of prospective students.


Gann Academy is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We believe including diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and learning outcomes for all. All employees participate in this commitment internally, building a welcoming workplace culture and externally, ensuring inclusive engagement with families, donors, vendors, allies, and others.


  • Admissions Management: Oversee and actively participate in all Admissions and Outreach activities, including community and synagogue events, family tours, student and parent interviews, admissions decisions, and onboarding new students
  • Community Engagement: Develop and maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with feeder schools, local camps, and other community organizations. Represent Gann Academy at various community and educational events
  • Strategic Recruitment: Collaborate on and implement strategies to expand the applicant pool, focusing on diverse backgrounds and experiences. Collect and analyze data to inform and refine recruitment tactics
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with other departments such as Development, Marketing, and Teaching and Learning to align strategies and share resources that support the school’s overall objectives
  • Advisory Role: Serve as an advisor to 10-12th grade students, providing guidance and support as needed
  • Participate in the Gann community and attend Community Outreach, Alumni, Development, and other school events

The above responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities and duties.



  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Blackbaud or similar platforms is preferred
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Superior interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and work effectively within a team-oriented environment
  • Availability for evening and weekend commitments as required


  • Proficiency in English is necessary to carry out work as assigned


  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development
  • Comprehensive benefits package featuring generous paid time off policies -including sick time, paid vacation, personal days, and U.S. holidays. Gann employees get up to 15 days off for Jewish Holidays, depending on the Jewish Calendar of the year.
  • Short Fridays
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan Match (403B) starting immediately!
  • Hungry? Gann has a full-service kosher dairy dining hall complete with a fresh salad bar and multiple hot meal options.
  • Free parking!
  • Fitness facilities for our faculty and staff
  • Life Insurance
  • Short – and Long-term disability



Physical demands include dexterity in operating office machines and supplies, including—but not limited to—computers, telephones, electronic calculators, copy machines, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching for files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods are common.


Gann Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot ensure that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA), so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed Form I-9.

Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI and fingerprinting background checks.

Gann Academy

Waltham, MA
High School
All Gender