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Admissions Assistant

The San Francisco Friends School, a Quaker K-8 school located in the Mission district of San Francisco, seeks an Admissions Assistant to join its Admissions Office for a seasonal position from August 15 – June 15 each year.

Under the direction of the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Assistant is responsible for supporting the office with tasks including managing the prospective student/family admissions experience, helping with re-enrollment, coordinating logistics for admissions events and applicant visits, and providing general administrative support in the Admissions Office.

The ideal candidate would be detail-oriented, highly organized and a collaborative problem-solver.Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree, excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, prior database experience (In Resonance a plus), basic skill level in Microsoft Office. This is a 10-month full-time, non-exempt position with a competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive school community.


  • Greet and assist propsective families
  • Interact with the public on a daily basis, in person, by phone and by email
  • Assist in preparation of admissions events – week day tours, evening and Saturday open houses
  • Assist in preparation of admissions materials – inquiry packets, tour packets, decision letters and contracts, admissions newsletters
  • Process and log application paperwork and teacher evaluations
  • Maintain effective filing system
  • Schedule parent interviews, applicant visits and group screenings
  • Manage calendars of the members of the admissions interview team
  • Coordinate teacher schedules and substitute coverage during applicant screenings
  • Prepare materials for admissions screenings and assessments
  • Data entry in the admissions database
  • Input admissions events and calendar interviews and screenings in applicants records
  • Update family information
  • Manage files and electronic records for new and prospective students
  • Process and mail re-enrollment contracts for current families
  • Coordinate with the business office to track enrollment contracts
  • Coordinate with parent volunteers to help with food and other tasks for events
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators and parent volunteers
  • Assist the Lower School Head with periodic administrative projects
  • Assist when needed with school duties, including phone coverage and reception
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, with two to three years of administrative experience
  • Strong organization and detail-oriented skills
  • Ability to manage numerous tasks and projects simultaneously, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, discretion, good judgment
  • Excellent customer service skills, both in person and on the telephone
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member
  • High degree of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) and Filemaker
  • Some evening/ weekend work required
  • Spanish speaker preferred

San Francisco Friends School is a K-8 co-educational independent school, started in 2002, that combines outstanding academics with Quaker values of simplicity, integrity, mutual respect, and peaceful problem-solving. Our mission is to educate girls and boys of diverse backgrounds through the collaborative work of students, teachers, parents and community members, with a particular emphasis on helping children lead enriched lives through intellectual pursuit, spiritual development, and thoughtful citizenship. For more information about San Francisco Friends School or Quaker education, please visit our website at or the Friends Council on Education at

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email a resume and cover letter in PDF format or send by mail to:

Yvette Bonaparte, Director of Admissions

San Francisco Friends School

250 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

The San Francisco Friends School welcomes all students and staff and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability in administration of its educational policies, enrollment or hiring policies, and other school-administered programs.


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