Associate Director of Admission
Office of Admission
Associate Director of Admission
The mission of Westover School is to empower young women to lead lives of consequence.
Westover School is a girls-centered boarding and day school education experience for grades 9-12. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere that emphasizes student-adult interaction. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape their own life.
We are empowering students to be themselves, to make their own choices, and to appreciate diversity, resulting in young adults who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference, and who understand the power of relationships.
Westover School seeks a full-time, 12-month Associate Director of Admission. This position will report to the Dean of Enrollment Management and play a vital role in the school community by engaging and recruiting mission-appropriate students who can thrive at Westover School.
Assist in the development and maintenance of the Admission Team's comprehensive recruitment, marketing and retention plan, promoting Westover School and its general enrollment goals
Primary commitment is to the recruitment of mission-appropriate students:
Managing assigned recruitment territory
Setting metrics to assess outcomes
Research and execute strategies to increase yield from target markets
Domestic travel approximately 50% or more of the time, coordinating with other Westover offices and boarding schools, as appropriate
Cultivate and manage relationships with domestic educational consultants, placement directors, and local feeder schools
Attend and represent Westover at conferences, fairs, and other recruitment opportunities
Be an on campus support for prospective student and family visits, as well as Interview prospective students and families
Enter all notes, contacts, and communication regarding recruitment travel details and prospective families into the database in a timely manner
Review student applicants and collaborate with admission committee regarding admission decisions
Collaborate with the admission team to plan and implement all Westover admission events, initiatives, virtual events, visits, and yield activities for prospective students
Collaborate with admission team to plan, implement, and provide support for additional special enrollment and retention-focused events
Mid-level recruitment experience at an independent boarding school required
Ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the mission and values of Westover
Understanding of market research, demographics, and cultivation strategies
Basic financial skill set, in order to educate parents on the financial aid process
Excellent analytical and technological skills
Database management, knowledge of systems such as Blackbaud K-12
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills
High energy, attention to detail, and ability to organize effectively
Ability to multitask, be flexible, and work in a consumer relationship building mindset
This job involves extended periods of travel, sitting, data entry, and computer use, as well as frequent lifting and use of stairs. Extensive walking and standing are required for tours, visits, and events.
Westover School is located in Middlebury, CT; 45 minutes from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston. For more information, please visit our website at www.westoverschool.org.
Westover School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate the diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should address these aforementioned qualifications and skills in their cover letter in addition to providing a résumé.