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Assistant Director of Admissions - Upper Division

New York, New York
Admissions

Assistant Director of Admissions - Upper Division 

New York, NY

Start Date:

August/September 2020

About Avenues

Begin by thinking of Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues London. Think of Avenues as one global school with multiple interconnected campuses. It is not a collection of schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship during a time of unprecedented complexity and accelerating change, combining language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Director of Admissions is an integral part of the admissions and enrollment team, enabling Avenues New York to meet overall enrollment goals each year. This role ensures that our campus opens each year fully enrolled with students and families who are a great match for Avenues, are invested in the vision of an Avenues education, and bring diverse perspectives that enrich our community. 

We are fortunate to have a very strong and consistent admissions and enrollment team in New York. All members of the team are returning for the upcoming school year. You have the opportunity to join a caring, cohesive, and exceptionally dedicated team of admissions professionals. 

Responsibilities

As Assistant Director you will:

  • Develop and execute a clear, focused recruitment planto build a diverse pool of well-qualified applicants and ultimately meet or exceed enrollment goals
  • Convey the unique value of an Avenues educationin nuanced, compelling ways, and guide families through their journey from inquiry through admission and enrollment
  • Plan and execute high-quality recruitment and yield eventsthat highlight Avenues' unique value
  • Build strong external relationshipswith feeder schools, community organizations, educational consultants and other potential sources of right-fit students and families
  • Identify “right-fit” students and familiesthrough careful, holistic review
  • Make every family feel cared for and respected, regardless of admissions outcome
  • Immerse yourself within the Avenues communitydeveloping very positive relationships with key stakeholders (current students, parents, and faculty) to support both admissions of new students and retention of current families
  • Collaborate with an innovative global experience team(of marketing, creative, communications, and experience design) to best share the Avenues story and build a superb family experience.

What You Bring

  • A minimum of 2-3+ years of related professional experience, with an advanced understanding of admissions and enrollment

  • A deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education
  • Extraordinary relationship skills, particularly with families and students
  • Exceptional ability to communicate compellingly one-on-one, in public and in writing
  • A near-fanatical commitment to delivering the best possible student and family experience
  • A hands-on, entrepreneurial approach, eager to roll up your sleeves and tackle challenges
  • A record of achieving and exceeding ambitious goals, especially through growth and change
  • A love of events and working with student and parent ambassadors/tour guides
  • Keen intellectual curiosity and a mindset of openness and continual learning.

To Apply

Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/). Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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