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Lower School Admissions Assessment Manager (Seasonal)

Rye Country Day School
Rye, NY
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Rye Country Day School seeks a seasonal (September-February), Lower School Admissions Assessment Manager beginning in September, 2024. This position is a part-time, hourly position. Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, PreK-12, college preparatory school located in Westchester County, New York dedicated to providing students with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. We are actively committed to creating and sustaining a school community that is nurturing, supportive, diverse, and inclusive, one in which all students can participate fully and achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative, and social endeavors. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community.

This position reports to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management and represents RCDS and the Admissions Office.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Scheduling and conducting all screenings for applicants applying to Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Producing individualized write-ups per screening for the admissions files
  • Working alongside the LS team to create an agenda and schedule for group visits
  • Scheduling and supervising group visits for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants
  • Arranging for admissions testing on campus, two times per season with ERB
  • Confirming materials with RCDS, arrange proctors, testing room availability, and scheduling applicants for testing dates
  • Scoring all Grade 3 and 4 testing, if applicable
  • Uploading all testing materials and reports to Blackbaud for committee review
  • Reading and evaluating all Lower School files in order to participate in committee meetings
  • Other duties as indicated and assigned by the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  • Availability for Major Events hosted by the Admissions Team (occasionally in evening and on weekends)

Desired qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years experience in admissions and enrollment management, preferably in an independent school, required; former LS teacher or Learning Specialist preferred
  • Knowledge of elementary assessments (Gesell, Missouri KIDS, ISEE Primary, & ERB V)
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small diverse groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all RCDS constituents including employees, students, parents, and the Head of School
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills with an ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • High degree of comfort and experience with computer technology; proficiency in Blackbaud is a plus
  • Additional language fluency also a plus

RCDS seeks employees who support our mission to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding, and service in an ever-changing world, and who share our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive multicultural learning community. The school is committed to providing invigorating and supportive work experiences for its diverse community of employees. Faculty and staff are offered meaningful opportunities for professional development, growth, and leadership; highly competitive salaries; and extensive benefits. RCDS is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the community and curriculum. Please visit our website - - to learn more about the school's rigorous curriculum, values, and strategic initiatives.

Rye Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

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Hourly Rate: $45-$55 based on experience

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