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Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

Whether you are a faculty or a staff member, you are part of Menlo’s mission to empower students to explore and expand their interests, reach their fullest potential, develop the skills necessary for success in college, and become ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever wider communities.  Menlo School believes that students are better educated and prepared to succeed when the School community—students, families, faculty, administration, and staff— reflect the diversity of the Bay Area.

The Assistant/Associate Director will be an integral part of the Admissions leadership team. This Assistant/Associate Director will be actively involved with all initiatives related to Menlo School admissions (grades 6 through 12).  Responsibilities will include representing Menlo School to a wide and diverse audience; maintaining relationships at feeder schools; corresponding with prospective students and their families; helping to organize various admission events; participating fully and helping facilitate the evaluation of applications and selection of the incoming class; and other duties as assigned by the Director.

Specific Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Communication with prospective students and families:

Serve as a guide to help students and families understand the steps in the admissions process
Coordinate the campus visit programs for prospective students and parents
Assist with Preview Days and other admission events.
Conduct candidate interviews
Counsel families on the financial aid process
Application Process and Data:

Oversee the tracking and completion of applications
Evaluate applicants and participate in the Admissions Committees
Assist with statistical analysis of admission data and prepare reports

Collaborate in the design and implementation of new outreach efforts
Represent Menlo at school fairs and visit feeder schools/community-based organizations
Help foster an inclusive community program to positively engage, academically and emotionally support, and retain students

Work with school’s Communications Office in preparation of publications, videos and web pages
Select and train student ambassadors to guide prospective students during visit days and Preview Days
Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required, an advanced degree is preferred
Previous independent school admission experience with an overall understanding of successful recruitment and enrollment management practices is strongly preferred
Experience with the online enrollment platform Ravenna preferred
Experience with SSS and financial aid a plus
Excellent communication skills in both speaking and writing
Fluency in a language other than English, ideally Spanish
Experience as an established education professional with high energy and drive
Strong organizational skills ranging from project management to follow through on details
Ability to collaborate effectively with the admissions team and the faculty, who are integral to the success of the admissions process
Demonstrated commitment to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion
Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting
We offer:

An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch on campus when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits
Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an equal opportunity employer, Menlo values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.