Managerial - Student Admissions/Operations Specialist (Tier B) (SY22-23)

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Boston, MA
Sep 04, 2022
Oct 09, 2022
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Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) is seeking an extraordinary Student Admissions/Operations Specialist to work in our school. BDEA is an innovative public high school that engages young adults to build a vision for their futures through supportive relationships and meaningful competency-based learning. BDEA students are 16 to 23 years old, having attended traditional schools where they may have felt lost, unsafe, or disengaged. Upon entering BDEA, students remain eager to succeed and
flourish because they are listened to and respected for who they are and for the gifts they possess. Working with experienced faculty in an environment that blends strong academics and support, students are given the opportunity to earn a Boston Public Schools diploma and to reach their fullest potential through a competency-based curriculum that inspires critical and creative thinking, independent learning, and active citizenship. As a competency-based school, BDEA does not have grade levels. Our extended program, beginning at 8am and running until 4:30pm serves students with different academic needs up to age 23, including those who are being promoted from middle school without being academically prepared for high school; those who have dropped out of high school and have decided to return to earn a diploma, and those who are unable to attend regular school hours due to health issues, full time work and/or full time parenting obligations. The school employs 50 full and part-time staff to work with 405 students and is governed by an active Board of Trustees. All employees of the school are expected to uphold the mission of the school to build a consistent, unified, anti-racist, inclusive community that stimulates greater student agency, engagement, and academic achievement.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to working with our students, who understands the lives of urban youth and who has a track record of working successfully with students who face academic and personal challenges, all within a Youth Development approach. The STUDENT ADMISSIONS/OPERATIONS SPECIALIST will be the lead staff member to oversee all student recruitment, initiating and maintaining excellent rapport and relations with all local middle and high schools and community organizations in order to ensure full enrollment throughout the year. The STUDENT ADMISSIONS/OPERATIONS SPECIALIST will also work closely with the Student Support Team to ensure a smooth transition for all new students as they adapt to their new school.

Job responsibilities and duties:
Support of Student Recruitment and Admissions
  • In collaboration and support of BDEA's admissions manager, identify and recruit appropriate (fitting within our mission) students for BDEA throughout the school year, assuring that the school maintains appropriate number of students in each program every trimester.
      • Support outreach to and communication with Boston Public Middle and High Schools, the Re-engagement Center, other community centers, media and community based organizations in order to recruit students. Participate in school visits and outreach events.
      • Support new student 3-day orientations, including during the summer, to ensure full enrollment. Orientations are focused on familiarizing new students with student-centered, competency-based teaching and assessment, school culture, climate, and expectations, and on conducting initial assessments.
      • Support the intake process to ensure maintenance of accurate student recruitment data and records.
      • Attend weekly Student Support Team meetings when possible and work collaboratively with the SST to ensure students are attending on a regular basis.

    Support of School Culture/Operations:
  • Assist the Director of Operations in managerial duties including, ordering and delivering supplies to staff following BDEA protocol, logistical needs for field trips, whole school community events, celebrations and graduations (4 times a year).
  • Support BDEA staff in the celebration of student culture and identity, maintain bulletin boards to boost school spirit including birthday shout outs, celebration of cultures and holidays, create print and organize student awards every trimester. With support from staff, coordinate set up and clean-up of all events.
  • Work with the Director of Operations to support mailings: report card, event invitations, beginning and end of school mailings.

  • Professional:
    • Maintain respectful communication with students, families and staff at all times, all programs.
    • Understands and demonstrates importance of confidentiality
    • Participate in the development and success of school events such as Assessment Days, Symposium, Portfolio Reviews, Graduations, Festivals, and other community and all-school events.
    • Participate in weekly program-specific and selected all-school meetings, when appropriate.
    • Participate in selected professional development and training to build on skills.
    • Performs related duties of similar nature as requested by supervisor and/or Head of School, to assure smooth school function.

    Status: (Full-time) Managerial, Tier B, Step to be set according to candidate's experience; 223 work days between July 1 st and June 30 th each year. As a Horace Mann Charter School, employees are paid a competitive salary in accordance with the BPS managerial scale. The employee will be required to adhere to the work conditions, including calendar, schedule and flexibility established by the School. Common planning time, program, department and committee meetings, and professional development take place on Wednesday and Friday generally between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Other benefits include Medical and Dental benefits, eligibility for City of Boston retirement. This position is subject to the City of Boston Residency requirement. Hours for this position are 9am to 5pm.

    Qualifications (Required)
    • Has a high school diploma; associates or bachelor's degree preferred
    • Has a youth development background and enjoys working with students who have not experienced success in school
    • Has demonstrated interpersonal skills and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators and parents
    • Has excellent oral and written communication, computer and organizational skills
    • Knowledge and comfort in the use of social media (Twitter, Facebook, text messaging)
    • Has experience establishing a collaborative, team-oriented atmosphere that honors diversity and enhances individual and community growth
    • Has experience working in a fast-paced, challenging environment
    • Is able to be flexible, non-judgemental and is a creative problem solver.
    • Adhere to BDEA's Non-Discrimination Policy (see below)

    Preferred (one or more)
    • Bilingual in Spanish, Cape Verdean or Haitian Creole a strong plus.
    • Has teaching experience and curriculum development work
    • Has experience working with a variety of community organizations and resources
    • A sense of humor

    Application Procedure
    Apply through Boston Public Schools' Human Capital website: , as well as send directly to Boston Day and Evening Academy, in accordance with its non-discrimination and zero tolerance policy, does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment and educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, religious beliefs, national origin, ancestry, retaliation, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of intimidation, threat, coercion and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others and interferes with their freedom to learn or work.

    • Position Type:Full-time
    • Positions Available:1
    Job Category :Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Employer Description

    Academic Excellence for Every Child
    As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.

    Our responsibility is to ensure every child has great teachers and great school leaders. In the Boston Public Schools we tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of every student. Together, we are:

    Strengthening teaching and school leadership
    Replicating success and turning around low- performing schools?
    Deepening partnerships with parents, students, and the community?
    Redesigning district services for effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
    By securing new flexibilities and resources, we have intervened in our lowest-performing schools, many of which are showing greater growth than the district average. By partnering with community organizations and expanding grant opportunities, we have expanded science, arts, athletics and doubled summer learning opportunities to end the cycle of summer learning loss.

    Federal stimulus dollars allowed us to create Parent University, one of the first in the nation, to deepen the home-school connection. We have increased the number of schools serving students with disabilities with inclusive settings from four to 26 and are moving toward inclusive settings in every school. Investments in teacher training and stronger assessments have enhanced our ability to serve English Language Learners, who in 2013 saw a graduation rate increase of over seven percent.

    Today we remain focused on ensuring every school is one that any parent would be happy to choose. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
    • 2300 Washington Street
    • Roxbury,Massachusetts 02119
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