Admission Officer

Wallingford, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks an Admission Officer to begin July 1, 2021. The Choate Admission Office is comprised of a Chief Enrollment Manager 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, coaches, and staff.

The Admission Officer is a full time (46-week) administrative faculty position reporting to the Chief Enrollment Manager. It is an entry-level, two-to-three-year position, responsible for several tasks that are critical to the successful operation of the Admission Office.

1. To fulfill these responsibilities the Admission Officer:

  • conducts interviews with prospective candidates and their families.
  • reads, reviews, and evaluates candidates for admission.
  • travels on behalf of the School.
  • builds and maintains relationships with teachers, community-based organizations, and secondary school counselors at established and potential feeder schools.
  • works with Ten School Admission Organization (TSAO) peers to coordinate group travel efforts.
  • represents the School at receptions, fairs, and events.
  • conducts virtual and in-person information sessions and presentations for prospective families.
  • assists with orchestration of on-campus programs: Open House, Spring Visits, Counselor/Consultant visits, etc.
  • visits classes, school events (athletic/artistic/academic), and other functions to keep current on life at Choate.

2The Admission Officer takes on other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Chief Enrollment Manager.

The position includes school housing and some combination of residential responsibilities and other extracurricular commitments as determined by the Dean of Faculty in consultation with the Chief Enrollment Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proven track record as a highly collaborative individual with strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Candidate must have high energy and the interest and ability to travel on one's own
  • Familiarity with the independent, boarding school world preferred
  • High degree of comfort utilizing a range of technologies associated with large and dynamic admission offices
  • Driver’s license and appropriate background checks are required

A candidate should submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter explaining their qualifications for the Admission Officer 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.

Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about working in a high school environment, are collaborative and innovative in their approach to their job, and embrace and support the diversity of our community. Choate is committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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.