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Marin Country Day School

Admission/Development Assistant

Reports to the MCDS Director of Admission

Admissions Office – Late August through end of March

Registrar and Development Offices – April through August

Non-exempt Full-year Full-time Staff



About Marin Country Day School

MCDS School is an independent, K-8, co-educational day school enrolling approximately 590 students from across the Bay area, drawing equally from San Francisco and Marin. Our mission states:


Our school is a community that

Inspires​ children to develop a love of learning,

thoughtful perspectives and a diversity of skills;

Nurtures​ in each of them a deep sense of

respect, responsibility and compassion; and

Challenges​ them to envision and to work toward a better world.


We actively seek diversity in our administration, faculty and student body.  As a school, we affirm that human diversity includes, but is not limited to: age, family structure, gender, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, and learning style. As our Statement of Community and Inclusion indicates, “Ours is a Community that would be uncomfortable without diversity and, therefore, has been intentional about creating and nurturing a diverse group of adults and children who share the core values of respect, responsibility and compassion.”


At MCDS, every employee is integral in creating a learning community in which all seek to improve as practitioners, learners and team members, and we support our outstanding faculty and professional staff through our strong professional development program.


Position Description

Marin Country Day School is looking for an admission team member with excellent social skills, who displays strong cultural competence, is flexible, positive, adaptable, adept at customer service, maintains calm under pressure, and is an excellent team player. Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of three years work experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, high attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic office and school environment.  Experience with children, parents, volunteers and independent school culture is a bonus.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Complex data entry in multiple databases
  • Filing/updating/organizing/auditing of physical and electronic records
  • Assist in weekly events – set-up and break down
  • Assist in organizing Campus Tour logistics and materials production
  • Assist in organizing Admission Testing Days, applicant screenings, applicant visits and parent interviews
  • Assist with prospective family follow-up for scheduling various appointments, missing application items, etc.
  • Assist with major annual mailings
  • Welcome visitors as needed, assist with customer service calls


Job Requirements

  • At least one year of Admission or Development support experience
  • Extensive experience with databases, PC & Mac operating systems, Google Docs, Gmail, Microsoft Office programs
  • Satisfactory TB risk assessment
  • Clear Criminal History Background Check
  • Must be available to begin work at 7:30am frequently


Essential Functions

  • Understands and supports the MCDS mission and philosophy
  • Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities
  • Displays knowledge of and administers school policies, procedures and practices
  • Maintains confidentiality of student, family and personal information
  • Develops relationships with current and prospective MCDS families


MCDS is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the principles and practices of

diversity throughout the school community. Compensation is competitive.


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