Oldfields School, an all-girls international boarding and day school, grades 8-12, located in northern Baltimore County, seeks applicants for a Dean of Admission. This is a full-time, exempt position with a July 2021 or sooner start date. This is an outstanding opportunity for a person with a high degree of integrity and a deep commitment to the value of a single sex independent school education.
The Dean of Admission is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Admission Office and is dedicated to working with the entire Oldfields community to aid in the admission, enrollment, and retention process. The Dean is responsible for expanding the name and reputation of the school in markets where Oldfields School is already known—and in markets where the School needs to be more active and involved. As a member of the Administrative Team, the Dean will be not only be an advocate for enrollment, they will also be engaged with issues that influence school life and have an impact of faculty/staff, students, and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee daily admission office operations, manage admission office personnel and organize staffing model to accomplish annual goals and strategic initiatives
Advise and consult with the Head of School on all aspects of admission and school life
Develop new programs and initiatives to attract and retain qualified and mission-appropriate students
Serve as the Staff Liaison for the Board’s Admission Committee
Serve as a member of select Board Committees
Represent Oldfields School locally, regionally, and internationally to cultivate relationships with prospective families, educational consultants, placement foundations, feeder school representatives, alumni, families, and key constituents
Organize and oversee the Financial Aid Committee with the Head of School and the Director of Finance and Business Operations
Create admissions budget with the Director of Finance and Business Operations
Evaluate all aspects of the admissions and marketing program with the Director of Marketing and Communications
Serve on the Advancement Team
Actively promote and inform faculty and staff about the School’s admission process
Proactively communicate with prospective and current parents and students
Maintain a positive and regular involvement in all aspects of boarding school life
Maintain relevant statistics on all aspects of admission and enrollment management
Serve as a representative of Oldfields off-campus (e.g., fairs, school visits, gatherings, and conferences)
Actively engage and support the School’s commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community as defined by the School’s Diversity Statement and strategic plans and initiatives
Support the School and its leadership
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree
A minimum of five years of admission/financial aid experience, preferably in an independent school or in higher education
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Strong analytical and decision-making skills
Skilled in promoting a vision, communicating a strategy, and implementing goals
Experience working with diverse learners and the ability to interpret testing and neuro-psychological evaluations
Proven ability to work successfully with a variety of constituents, including students, parents, students, referral professionals, and faculty/staff
Experience in successfully training, managing, and mentoring a motivated staff
Skill in using technology and databases to reflect, project, and forecast enrollment opportunities
Experience in determining the appropriate allocation of financial aid to optimize enrollment management
A broad-based understanding of marketing initiatives to further the school’s brand
Experience with speaking publicly to large and small audiences
The ability to travel on behalf of the School
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, diversity statement, and references as one PDF document to email@example.com. Please reference the position being applied for in the subject line. Onsite interview may be required. Background checks are performed on all new hires. Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package. Oldfields School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At Oldfields, each girl’s success is enhanced as we celebrate the personal experiences that often are informed by socio-economic status, race, age, nationality, ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and ethnicity. We honor and respect the opportunity to learn and grow from the multitude of valuable life experiences and personal beliefs from every member of our community. The community is committed to a continuously active and innovative process of creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone.
Oldfields School prohibits discrimination based on the following characteristics: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability and age in its admissions procedures, educational programs, services, activities or employment practices.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’snon-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy: