Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission

Stevenson School
Pebble Beach, California
Aug 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is one of the leading independent boarding and day-schools in the western United States. Enrolling approximately 750 domestic and international students in grades PK-12, it is a distinctly warm and supportive school, and operates two campuses on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. Stevenson offers its students, faculty, and staff a values-driven community experience influenced by the beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of California’s Central Coast. Stevenson’s mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in college and beyond, to foster a passion for learning and achievement, and to help students shape a joyful life. The region offers an exceptionally high quality of life with numerous and diverse cultural, recreational, civic, and outdoor opportunities—both locally and in the nearby San Francisco Bay area.

Reporting to the Director of Admission, the Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission assists the Director with enrollment management efforts by communicating the School’s mission and vision to prospective families, feeder school audiences and educational consultants, and through working with current parents and alumni in additional outreach endeavors. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Admission to develop a recruitment, marketing, and communication plan to reach target audiences. This position is primarily focused on the recruitment of Upper School boarding and day students, overseeing all financial aid operations and initiatives in all three school divisions, and a need-based financial aid budget of approximately $5.6 Million for the 2017-2018 school year.

Furthermore, the Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission will assist in the management of, and response to, inquiries; complete student and parent interviews; track student application materials; represent Stevenson School locally and regionally in activities that help promote the School; read and evaluate Upper School admission applications; serve as a member of the Admission Board; coordinate financial aid correspondence; read and evaluate financial aid applications to complete a needs analysis; chair the financial aid committee; track financial aid applications and award distributions; and, assist in the management of all industry publication/web listings and related memberships.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and progressive leadership and management experience in the areas of student services, including financial aid administration and/or admissions at an educational institution. Additionally, successful candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of private, independent education; possess in-depth knowledge of federal income tax schedules; develop financial aid policies; maintain knowledge of strategic marketing practices; demonstrate outstanding networking skills for developing and maintaining successful relationships with prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, and the Stevenson School community; proficiency using software applications including Microsoft applications, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing.

Review of applications will begin Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Stevenson School – Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission

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