• Full Time
  • San Mateo, CA
  • This position has been filled

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The Nueva School


The Position

The Assistant Director of Admissions–Upper School is responsible for supporting the admissions process and procedures for 9-12 grade candidates, including but not limited to interviewing, recruitment, meeting with school placement counselors, corresponding with families, data management and entry, event planning, and applicant assessment. The role requires the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on various admissions and larger community tasks and projects. Evening and weekend work is required.

This position is a full-time, fully in-person, exempt position with a competitive salary and full benefits.

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess an understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative, and equity-minded community that recognizes that JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

The Assistant Director of Admissions reports to the Director of Admissions and works closely with the Upper School Associate Director of Admissions and the entire admissions team.

Primary Responsibilities 

·       Support the admissions process and procedures.

·       Provide appropriate, accurate, and timely information to applicant families and interested educators.

·       Provide accurate and timely information to the staff and faculty.

·       Support appointment scheduling for student and parent visits/interviews.

·       Spearhead all aspects of the weekly campus family visits.

·       Conduct parent and/or student interviews.

·       Participate in/lead on-site activity sessions and visits.

·       Participate in Reading and Admissions Committees.

·       Read and evaluate admissions files.

·       Manage the Maverick Ambassador Program.

·       Support preparation of applicant files for reading/admission committee members.

·       Maintain an accurate database of applicant information.

·       Update and input admissions information, data, and stats.

·       Assist in the coordination and implementation of outreach events.

·       Support implementation of summer, fall, and spring outreach to sending schools and programs.

·       Continually seek new opportunities to improve upon existing admission practices.

·       Participate in core community functions, including advising, chaperoning school trips, and attending school wide events.

·       Other special projects and duties as assigned, including supporting the Associate Director and Admissions Assistant in all aspects of the Upper School admissions process.


·       Three or more years of high school admissions experience preferred.

·       Experience in event planning for large events is preferred.

·       Excellent organizational skills and very close attention to detail.

·       Ability to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·       Exceptional people skills and phone etiquette.

·       A proactive approach to independent and collaborative work.

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·       Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external communities.

·       Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.

·       Extensive knowledge of Google Workspace.

·       Working knowledge of Ravenna Solutions is a plus.

·       Bilingual abilities– Spanish/English or Mandarin/English a plus.

·       Bachelor’s Degree required.


The full-time salary range for this position is from $90,000 – $125,000. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of creditable experience, education level, and expertise.

We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our retirement plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance, employer match into a flexible spending account, and free lunch.  Eligibility rules apply.

To Apply

Please submit your application information (cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references) at Nueva Employment Website. To address specific questions, please email Melanie Leon, mleon@nuevaschool.org.

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer — we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally-recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, the US Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award,and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability; has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School; co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series; hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prizewinning andNew York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book,That Used to Be Us, in the chapter Average Is Over.

For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website:www.nuevaschool.org



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