Interim Associate Director of Admissions - Middle School

The Nueva School
Hillsborough, CA
Sep 17, 2022
Sep 30, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit
The Nueva School

Interim Associate Director of Admissions- Middle School

The Interim Associate Director will serve from early fall 2022 through March 31, 2023

The Role & Opportunities

The Interim Associate Director of Admissions - Middle School is one of the key ambassadors for Nueva and provides leadership on issues related to student recruitment and admissions primarily for grades 5-8. 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 middle school leadership and admission teams. Evening and weekend work is required.

The Interim 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 work both 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, open houses, diversity events, and other programs for applicants and applicant families).
  • Maintain an accurate database of applicant information.
  • Update and input admissions information, data, and statistics.
  • 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.

  • Three or more years of middle school admissions experience.
  • Experience in gifted education is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong, careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and execute multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a 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 is a plus.
  • Bilingual abilities- Spanish/English or Mandarin/English a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Compensation & Terms

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Fully paid employee benefits.

To Apply

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

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.”

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