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Associate Director of Admissions

Dawson School
Lafayette, CO
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Associate Director of Admissions
Job Details
Job Location
Dawson School - Lafayette, CO
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
4 Year Degree
Salary Range
$55,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary/year
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Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 529 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks anAssociate Director of Admissions. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students. The Associate Director of Admissions oversees the admissions process for families applying to grades K-8 at Dawson and reports to the Director of Admissions.This position is available immediately, but has the flexibility of starting as late as July 1, 2024.This position works year-round.
Dawson School Mission Statement
Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.
Professional and Personal Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree and at least 3+ years of admission and/or independent school experience
- Knowledge of the admission field and independent schools, including principles of best practice
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with different constituents
- Effective at interviewing students and families
- Maintains an attitude that encourages teamwork and personal responsibility
- Strong technological skills, experience with Google Suite
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Discretion and attention to professional boundaries in the handling of privileged and confidential information
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including occasional weekends and evenings for admission events
- Manage all aspects of K-8 Admissions at Dawson
- Guide prospective families through the admissions process from the time of inquiry to matriculation
- Lead tours in-person and virtually for prospective families
- Assist with the planning and execution of major admission events throughout the year: Open House, Information Night, New Student Welcome, etc.
- Work closely with Lower School and Middle School faculty/administration to communicate Dawson's curriculum and programming to prospective families
- Oversee the Lower School and Middle School admissions committee, run weekly meetings, prepare applicant files for review
- Develop relationships with local pre-school and elementary schools; represent Dawson at recruiting events
- Keep informed and up-to-date on trends in admission
- Partner with Director of Admissions and Tuition Assistance on implementation of Tuition Assistance program
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $75,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the Dawson website ( Click on ABOUT at the top of the page, click on Careers, scroll to the middle of the page, click the link View Current Job Openings, and select theAssociate Director of Admissionsposting to apply for this position. Benefits include medical, dental, 401(k), and generous time off. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.
Dawson School Diversity Statement
Dawson is united in nurturing a culture of belonging that embraces diversity of thought, experience, identity, and passion.
Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues - respect, compassion, courage, and integrity - into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.

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