The Girls Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach and Assistant / Associate Director of Admissions is a 12 month position that will report to the Director of Enrollment . This person will lead the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, recruit girls lacrosse players for the program and will assist in the development and implementation of a strategic program to attract qualified applicants and meet enrollment goals. This role will have the following responsibilities: 1) participate in the development and execution of the entire admissions process; 2) travel on behalf of the school to further build market share and assist in the development of new geographic markets; 3) maintain responsibility for stewarding assigned families through the admissions process and overseeing efforts to yield assigned students that are accepted; 4) interview candidates, read application files and participate in the admissions committee process; and 5) lead the Girls Varsity Lacrosse program in terms of coaching and recruiting along with serving as a dorm parent. Housing will be available. Requisite characteristics include strong organizational skills, enthusiasm to work with students and parents, and a willingness to travel on behalf of the school.
Day-to-day interaction with Director of Enrollment
Frequent engagement with Director of Marketing and Enrollment Strategy
Ongoing relationships with Admissions Officers and Admissions Assistants
Engage with faculty members in order to keep current on the campus experience
Successful candidates will possess the energy and determination to thrive in a fast paced and deadline-driven environment; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; a sense of humor; the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, and the desire to take initiative in creating new ideas to enhance our work.
At least 3-5 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in a secondary and/or collegiate enrollment management position.
Strong work ethic matched with a high degree of professionalism, including a commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of the admissions process.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills that translate to strong presentation skills that allow for effective engagement with students and adults in both small and large professional settings.
Relentless attention to detail and self driven organizational skills.
Familiarity with independent and boarding schools.
Commitment to learn about the school, its curriculum and admissions policies.
Willingness to travel domestically.
Customer service mindset.
Embrace the use of data analysis in decision making.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Proficient in Google Suite.
Experience with Blackbaud is preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community in a thoughtful manner.
Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
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The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year. Mr. Gunn had a deep appreciation for the natural world, believing that in nature students understand themselves as humans and their place in the world. He took a principled stand against slavery and spurred students (and the town at large) to examine their beliefs. In addition to the habits and skills students will need in college and life beyond, we teach them to follow Mr. Gunn’s example: to cultivate wisdom, to be trailblazers, to act with conviction, and to value character as highly as intellect and achievement.