Associate Director of Admissions - Lower School
California Assosiacion of Independent Schools
Madre de Dios, Madre de Dios, PE
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Associate Director of Admissions - Lower School

The Nueva School

Associate Director of Admissions- Lower School

The Role & Opportunities

The Associate Director of Admissions Lower School is one of the key ambassadors for Nueva and provides leadership on issues related to student recruitment and admissions primarily for grades PreK-4.

They will support the admissions process and procedures for all candidates, PreK-12. The Associate Director of Admissions reports to the Director of Admissions and works closely with the lower school leadership and admission teams.

Evening and weekend work is required.

The Associate Director of Admissions will have opportunities to refine an admissions process for a growing applicant pool, partner with talented faculty and students to attract and yield mission-matched families, and launch key initiatives to support recruitment and outreach goals.

Key responsibilities include data and file management, applicant assessment, admissions performance tracking and funnel reporting, volunteer training and management, and timely and effective communication with various constituents.

The role requires the ability to both work independently and collaboratively on various admissions and larger community tasks and projects.

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, ability, 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 social justice is a lens through which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience in which 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the admissions process and procedures.
  • Represent Nueva and provide appropriate, accurate, and timely information to applicant families, community-based organizations, and educators.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to the staff and faculty.
  • Support appointment scheduling for student and parent visits / interviews.
  • Accompany and / or lead parent tours.
  • Conduct parent interviews.
  • Revise and update admissions documents and reports as needed.
  • Participate in and lead applicant observations and visits (on and off-site).
  • Participate in and lead admissions reading and decision committees.
  • Prepare applicants’ folders for admission committee members.
  • Present the school to prospective families through virtual and in-person admissions events and workshops (including tours, program previews / open houses, diversity events, and other programs for applicants and applicant families).
  • Maintain accurate database of applicant information.
  • Update and input admissions information, data, and statistics.
  • Oversee international student applications.
  • Support larger diversity goals for the school.
  • Support THRIVE program goals for enrollment and retention of underrepresented students and families.
  • Maintain accurate and complete current and inactive student files.
  • Assist with the Admissions volunteer program and training (Nueva Parent’s Association, Students, Faculty, and Staff).
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of outreach strategies and events.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Three or more years of lower school admissions experience.
  • Experience in early childhood and / or gifted education a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong, careful attention to details.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities simultaneously in fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional people skills and phone etiquette.
  • Ability to work independently, collegially, and collaboratively. Positive team member.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and cultural competency in cross-cultural collaboration.
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships and partnerships.
  • Sensitivity, discretion, and a sense of humor.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working knowledge of Ravenna Solutions a plus.
  • Bilingual abilities Spanish / English or Mandarin / English a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Terms & Compensation

    This is a full-time, exempt position.

    Compensation commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information and job title for at least three professional references at https : / / nuevaschool. / apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact Scott Bowers, Director of Human Resources, at (sbowers

    The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis 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 learners since 1967.

    Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students in grades PreK 12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six 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 Prize winning and New 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 :

    CAIS is an organization of approximately 200elementary, middle and secondary schools in California. The Association serves and strengthens its schools by :

    setting standards of academic quality and ethical conduct

    facilitating the professional growth of faculty, administrators, and trustees

    promoting ethnic and socio-economic diversity

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