Redwood Day is a vibrant, diverse K-8 school with over 400 students and 80+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The Director of Admissions manages enrollment and admissions and represents Redwood Day in all interactions with prospective families and students. The Director connects all areas of enrollment management through collaborative work with colleagues. The Director is an experienced and polished public speaker who can readily convey the distinguishing elements of a Redwood Day education. They oversee all aspects of the admissions processes, including enrollment strategy, tours, open houses, special events, assessments, orientations, and summer buddies for newly enrolled students. The Director also oversees all admissions committees, admissions volunteers, and co-leads the Marketing and Communications team. They supervise an Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Tuition Assistance, a part-time Admissions Associate, and work collaboratively with the Head of School and Chief Financial and Operations Officer on all strategic and budgetary priorities related to enrollment and retention.
This is a full-time position, The peak admissions season runs from October 1- April 1; during this time, the Director of Admissions can expect to work some evenings and weekends in addition to the regular work week.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
- 3-5 years experience in the admissions field; preferably in a K-8 or K-12 independent school environment
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills including significant experience with public speaking
- Demonstrated proficiency with admission software (we currently use SchoolAdmin)
- Commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity; demonstrated success in enrolling diverse families and students
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
- Experience with marketing and event management
- Willingness to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends
- PK-8 teaching experience
- Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
- Ability to engage in difficult conversations with grace
Redwood Day offers highly competitive compensation and benefits.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by May 3, 2019, to DirectorofAdmissions2019@rdschool.org, Attn: John Loeser, Head of School.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
To apply for this job email your details to DirectorofAdmissions2019@rdschool.org