The Waldorf School of Lexington, now in its 51st year, is currently seeking an Admissions & Community Life Manager (ACM). This essential, outward-facing role brings WSL and its mission to prospective parents, from the initial point of inquiry through to acceptance, enrollment, and re-enrollment. The ACM will develop outreach initiatives and cultivate relationships with prospective families who express interest in the school; inform them of the school’s mission, curriculum, program, and culture; and guide them through the school’s admissions and re-enrollment processes. They will also lead all community life aspects of the school, including leadership in working with the school’s Parent Community Association (PCA), creating a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for our families.
This onsite, full-time position has an immediate expected start date and offers full benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience.
The primary responsibilities include:
Manage and conduct community life and outreach initiatives, including community festival/event planning.
Manage the admissions process, from outreach, through point of inquiry, enrollment decision, and welcoming new families to the school.
Coordinate with Marketing/Communications and Advancement colleagues to ensure that WSL is represented at regional enrollment/outreach events and produces appropriate admissions and marketing materials, ads, mailings, web pages and publications that interpret and differentiate WSL to prospective students.
Plan and execute annual admissions and retention events, school tours, and parent education and engagement events.
Represent WSL to prospective parents at all regional school fairs, Lexington and Arlington Town Day, etc.
Oversee Parent Ambassadors to assist at admissions events.
Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding school year
Monitor enrollment, attrition and retention, including reporting regularly to school leadership and the Board of Trustees.
Act as primary liaison and guide to the school’s Parent Community Association.
Managing the use and integrity of the admissions and enrollment software, in conjunction with Finance leadership.
programs and data entry.
The Waldorf School of Lexington is committed to an ongoing process of learning, listening and deepening our understanding of equity and inclusion. With reverence, we strive to create, embrace and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels respected, connected and valued. We welcome students, families, faculty, and staff of all races, ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, socio-economic backgrounds, geographic origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, and family structures. We reject discrimination in all its forms, and embrace the principles of common humanity expressed by the founder of Waldorf education, Rudolf Steiner.
The Waldorf School of Lexington is accredited by AWSNA and NEASC (the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), and are members of AISNE (Association of Independent Schools of New England), and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary; tuition remission for dependent children accepted to the school; individual or family medical/dental, and retirement savings plan benefits. Please note that WSL does not cover costs associated with job relocations.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Experience working in a Waldorf or independent school admissions office
Strong interpersonal communications skills, demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, as well as efficiency, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail
Confidence, professionalism, and a friendly, outgoing personality
Excellent project management and event planning skills, and be a motivated self-starter with a positive, “can-do” attitude
Education and training requirements for this position include:
Familiarity with Waldorf educational philosophy, values, and methods, and have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, G-Suite and experience with database programs and data entry.
Additional Salary Information: salary commensurate with experience
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About the Waldorf School of Lexington
Waldorf School of Lexington is part of the global movement of Waldorf Schools, one of the fastest growing independent school pedagogy worldwide. WSL provides a stimulating education that integrates music, fine arts, foreign languages, practical arts and crafts, physical education, and gardening with math, science, language arts, and social studies. We strive to cultivate in our students: a sense of wonder, creative and inquiring minds, a well-founded belief in their capacities, strength of character, will, and intellect, and compassion for and interest in all life.