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Admissions Associate and Educational Evaluator

Stephen Gaynor School
New York City, NY
Closing date
Nov 24, 2023

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Position Type
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Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit
Job Details

Job Location
Stephen Gaynor School - New York, NY

Position Type
Full Time Staff

Education Level
Graduate Degree

Salary Range
$80,000.00 - $93,000.00 Salary

Job Shift

Job Category
Admin - Clerical


Job Overview:

The Admissions Associate & Educational Evaluator will provide daily support to the Admissions Team as a whole, especially as it relates to family engagement and evaluations. Collaboration and communication will be required to ensure a smooth admissions process and enrollment experience for all. This includes the internal process of reviewing and tracking candidates for admissions, as well as ensuring a positive experience for prospective families before new students are accepted/enrolled or denied.

Essential Functions:

Family Engagement & Outreach - 40% of the time
  • Leads school tours for prospective parents; represents the Stephen Gaynor School accurately and describes the learning profile of a Stephen Gaynor School student; requires specific knowledge of the curriculum and teaching practices utilized
  • Builds a warm and welcoming rapport with all applicants and their families.
  • Participates in admissions events for prospective and onboarding families, both on and off site.
  • Helps to plan and organize all admissions events
  • Participates in community outreach to ensure that all families who need Gaynor are aware of Gaynor and how to access Gaynor
Evaluations - 60% of the time
  • Conducts initial phone screenings and uses professional discretion to decide if prospective students are good candidates to receive an official application link
  • Reads application files, including neuropsychological and psychoeducational reports; must be able to interpret reports and use professional judgment to decide if an applicant is an appropriate candidate to move forward in the admissions process
  • Evaluates candidates for admission using sound informal educational assessments; must have the ability to differentiate or adjust on the spot based upon a student's performance on said assessments.
  • Uses task analysis when evaluating students in order to interpret why the child is struggling or what he/she needs in order to be more successful
  • Writes organized and detailed reports on students who have been evaluated; must be able to analyze a child's performance through a professional educator's and anti-bias lens to determine whether they could be well supported at Gaynor
  • Conducts student observations, as necessary, at their home school before they are accepted (or denied)
  • Takes written notes on all conversations and communicates with the Admissions team regarding each applicant's status in the process
  • Works with the Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Evaluations to continually reflect on the efficacy and reliability of the evaluations.
  • Attends all faculty and staff meetings and other meetings as necessary
  • Stays up to date with all facets of Stephen Gaynor School including curriculum, teaching methods and policies
  • Builds rapport with Gaynor faculty and staff
  • Represents the mission of SGS with all colleagues and families, internally and externally.

Qualifications and Skills:
  • Minimum of a graduate degree in Education, Special Education or Psychology
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in a specialized setting
  • Advanced knowledge of language-based learning disabilities and experience working with students with LD (Dyslexia, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders, Dysgraphia, Dyscalulia, ADHD)
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


A pioneer in special education, Stephen Gaynor School is an independent, nonprofit Pre-K, Lower, and Middle School for bright students with learning differences. Founded in 1962, Stephen Gaynor School provides a highly individualized educational program in a rich, rigorous, and nurturing environment in which students gain the skills and confidence necessary to learn, grow, and reach their full potential.

Nearly 400 students ages three to 14 attend our school with a range of learning differences, from Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to speech, language, and reading delays such as dyslexia. With more than 50 years of experience in special education and a dedication to continuous improvement, Gaynor has the expertise to help children break down barriers to learning, build self-esteem, and realize academic success.

Our expert staff provides an unparalleled level of personal attention in a nurturing environment allowing students to be academically challenged, yet supported every step of the way.

Children leave Stephen Gaynor School full of smiles and self-confidence, well-prepared for the next step on their educational journey.

Our Diversity Mission: Stephen Gaynor School recognizes our responsibility to create a diverse and inclusive environment that supports and celebrates each individual in our school community.

Respect. Honesty. Courage. These three distinct words have significant meaning at Stephen Gaynor School. Celebrating diversity in learning styles has been a core value at Gaynor for more than 50 years.

Stephen Gaynor School is dedicated to promoting and advocating for diversity and inclusion within our school community. We celebrate many types of diversity including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, ability, religion, sexual orientation, family configuration, language, gender and adoption status.

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