Admissions & Outreach Director - Both Campuses

Opportunity

Working at Montessori Family School opens up myriad opportunities – both personal and professional. Critical to our Strategic Plan is creating an engaged community focused on our Montessori pedagogy. We appreciate our faculty and staff by fostering a community of ongoing learning, respect, and collegiality and by providing competitive compensation and benefits. It is also of paramount importance to us that we continue to foster an environment of equity and inclusion as we build a school community of individuals who are an actual representation of the world we live in. 

                

Position Overview

The Admissions & Outreach Director reports to the Head of School and collaborates with the administrative staff in all aspects of Admissions. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and will be quickly assimilated in all aspects of a vibrant Montessori school culture. The position is an excellent opportunity to acquire transferable skills in the educational and non-profit arena.

 

The Admissions & Outreach Director should be a positive role model with a strong work ethic who actively embraces life-long learning as well as a collaborative approach to education balanced with a strong sense of autonomy. Please note that the title, duties, responsibilities, and compensation for the Upper Elementary Associate Teacher are subject to change at any time at the School’s discretion.

 

Key Responsibilities

Overseeing outreach to the school community and the prospective community through a lens of Montessori pedagogy. Ensuring clear communication concerning admission activities to prospective families throughout the admission process. 

  • Performing the administrative admissions tasks: monitoring office priorities and deadlines; managing much of the daily outreach routine and procedures; coordinating and maintaining general admissions calendar. Providing other administrative and office support to the collective whole, as needed. 

  • Developing marketing and retention materials and events to include maintaining a social media presence.

  • Bring strong people skills to build confidence and enthusiasm among current and prospec.ve students and families

  • Assisting and participating in recruitment events. Assisting in the coordination of parent docent volunteers. (Evening and weekend job assignments are occasionally necessary.)

  • Collating and preparing applications for review.

  • Supervising and executing the school’s community outreach.

  • Coordinating enrollment documents and other decision letters, assisting with mailings, following up after enrollment with welcome procedures, medical, and emergency contact paperwork.

  • Collaborating with our administration to streamline various aspects of the school-wide admissions process. 

  • In tandem with the HOS and the Parents Association, developing parent ed and outreach events for retention and community building.

  • Entering student information into the database; updating the alum database.

 Skills/Qualifications
  • Superior attention to detail combined with organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines with patience, flexibility, and accuracy

  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision to prioritize and carry-out tasks 

  • Ability to write and edit well 

  • Effective customer service skills and professional demeanor, consistent with outstanding support and service. 

  • Excellent computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google. Familiarity with Internet research tools. Willingness to learn how to interface with Ravenna, (our online application tool) and the school’s database infrastructure. 

  • Ability to manage confidential information 

  • Appreciation for the power of education and the impact it can have on a child’s life

  • Flexible and resilient with a down-to-earth, hands-on style

  • Take great satisfaction in making things work even when no one sees what you do

  • A keen sense of humor helps (we are a fun group)!

 

Benefits
  • Salary commensurate with experience

  • PTO for personal and sick days

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits

  • 403(b) retirement plan

 

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY

Montessori Family School is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).