Assistant or Associate Director of Admission

Wallingford, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a candidate for Assistant or Associate Director of Admission who coordinates and manages the day student applicant pool, with a start date of July 1, 2021. (The title assigned will be commensurate with the selected candidate's experience.) The Choate Admission Office is comprised of a Director and twenty professionals in a range of positions who work in collaboration with other members of the Choate community including form deans, department heads, teaching faculty, and coaches

This position is a full time (46-week) associate faculty position reporting to the Director of Admission. This admission professional is a member of the Admission team and as such assists with all aspects of the admission and recruitment process.

1. To fulfill these responsibilities the Assistant/Associate Director:

  • conducts interviews with prospective candidates and their families.
  • reads, reviews, and evaluates candidates for admission.
  • maintains responsibility for the day student applicant pool.
  • builds and maintains relationships with teachers, counselors, and placement personnel at established and potential feeder schools.
  • travels on behalf of the School.
  • gathers and coordinates demographic research, marketing, advertising, and logistics for each trip.
  • represents the School at receptions, fairs, and conferences.
  • conducts information sessions or presentations for prospective families.
  • assists with orchestration of on-campus and virtual programs: Open Houses, Spring Visits, Counselor/Consultant visits, Choate Chats, etc.
  • in concert with other departments, coordinates candidate recruitment for students with special interests.
  • visits classes, school events (athletic/artistic/academic) or functions to keep current on life at Choate.
  • serves as Admission Office liaison to designated on-campus groups and committees.
  • manages aspects of the day-to-day functioning of the Office, as assigned by the Director.
  • with the Director and other Associate Directors, contributes to the effective implementation of all Admission Office policies and procedures.

2. The Assistant/Associate Director of Admission takes on other duties as assigned by the Head of School or Director of Admission.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Several years of relevant admission experience preferred in either an independent school or college/university
  • Proven track record as a highly collaborative individual with strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • High energy, and the interest and ability to travel on one's own
  • High degree of comfort utilizing a range of technologies associated with large and dynamic admission offices
  • Familiarity with independent, boarding school, or residential college environment preferred
  • Driver’s license and appropriate background checks are required

A candidate should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining their qualifications for the Assistant/Associate position
  • A current resume
  • A list of three references, with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate difference and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that living in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

Choate also believes that great teachers are great role models both in and out of the classroom. Choate expects its faculty to embrace the ethos of a growth mindset throughout their careers by actively developing their abilities as teachers and mentors at a residential school. The School supports faculty growth throughout the year, both on and off campus, through a variety of opportunities.

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.