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Campus School Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Employer
Smith College
Location
Smith College

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment, Financial Aid
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

If you have any questions about the position or our application process, reach out to us at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

Campus SchoolJob Description

Job Summary

The Director of Admission and Financial Aid is responsible for the marketing of the school, as well as all facets of the enrollment and re-enrollment process. They manage thefinancial aid program, including the reviewing of applications and grant recommendations to the Head of School. They are member of the school's administrative team and they report directly to the Head of School.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's and the School's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Director of Admissions (60%)

  • Present and communicate the school’s programs through open houses, individual tours and parent meetings. Attend external school and human resource fairs and appropriate communityevents.

  • Implement a marketing plan which includes promotional materials, website, displays within the school, print ads, digital ads, social media posts/ads and community outreach.

  • Manage and evaluate applicant records and confidential materials and make decisions in conjunction with the Head of school.

  • Coordinate applicant visits, schedule times with teachers and administrators and parents.

  • Manage re-enrollment process, review contract, past due accounts and financial aid for returning families.

  • Work with the Parent Partnership to coordinate marketing and welcome events for new families andstudents

  • Manage the parent ambassador program, design job descriptions and parent manual

  • Oversee the database and prepare and present annual campus school statistics to campus school faculty and college administrators

Director of Financial Aid (20%)

  • Manage financial aid program, process applications, make grant recommendations to the Head of school

  • Work with Smith development to solicit gifts for financial aid fund Campus School Operations

Other Administrative Duties (15%)

  • Manage the operations of the campus school front office and the administrative coordinators to ensure an efficient and professional service for internal and external audiences.

  • Coordinate with the controller’s office regarding employee payroll deductions, payment plans and past due accounts.

  • Attend faculty and staff meetings

Other Functions

Other duties as assigned (5%)

  • Assist at arrival and dismissal times

  • Participate in the life of the school on a daily basis

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Minimum Qualifications include 3-5 years in school admissions or related work and a bachelors degree

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in independent elementary school preferred. Financial aid experience preferred. Advanced degree preferred.

Skills

Ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing. Ability to build relationships. Experience with enrollment databases. Marketing experience.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

April 25, 2022

Compensation Grade:

Grade H

Position Type:

Regular

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Organization

Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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