Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (Eagle Rock / ERS), is seeking an experienced Dean of Admissions to oversee and direct student recruitment and the admissions process for prospective families and students. A full-scholarship residential high school with an enrollment capacity of 72 students, Eagle Rock serves adolescents from across the U.S. who are not thriving in their current situations, for whom few positive options exist, and who are interested in taking control of their lives and learning. The Dean of Admissions will serve as the initial point of contact for interested applicants, and will be responsible for attracting passionate students to join our community of powerful learners and leaders. They will be an enthusiastic ambassador for Eagle Rock and our mission of reengaging high-school youth, will be student-centered in every interaction and decision, and will embody our commitment to antiracism and social justice in their work and personal presence. As an admissions department of one, this position will independently manage the admissions process, though they will collaborate extensively with other departments and external partners. Internally, they will work closely with the Director of Students and the Student Services Team as part of an admissions committee, to ensure student enrollment meets the current needs of our school community. Externally, this position will work to build a sustainable pipeline of partner organizations and schools to support recruitment. The Dean of Admissions will be able to both deliver on strategic and ambitious enrollment goals, and also stay closely connected and dedicated to student applicants and their parents/guardians throughout their admissions journey.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: a deep love of work with high school students; demonstrated success in collaborative work with colleagues; adept interpersonal skills; a sense of humor; visionary thinking as well as demonstrated follow through; ability to thrive in a work environment with multiple, simultaneous projects and frequent interruptions; a commitment to professional and personal growth; seasoned judgment. Candidates must be willing and able to work and live at a year-round, community-focused, residential high school.
Specific to Admissions, the successful candidate for this position will possess the following attributes: Diligent follow through with external partners and applicants. Willing and able to travel for recruitment. Strong initiative and ability to work both independently and through collaboration across departments. Timely and thorough completion of tasks without supervision or needed followup. High levels of discretion; attention to professional boundaries in the handling of privileged and confidential information. Pleasant, courteous, professional, and proactive customer service skills. Proficient with web-based admissions software, ability to navigate information systems and databases, as well as Google Workspace (including gmail, docs, drive, calendar, sheets, etc).
The position requires experience working with diverse populations, including students and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ students and families, and students and families from low-income backgrounds. Candidates must express a demonstrated commitment to engage deeply and fully with our organizational priority of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
We are committed to finding the right person. This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal process. We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan. However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (Eagle Rock / ERS), is seeking an experienced Dean of Admissions to oversee and direct student recruitment and the admissions process for prospective families and students. A…
Bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred
Bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as ONE document submitted through https://tinyurl.com/EagleRockAdmissions. Clarifying questions can be sent to Christi Kelston, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. We will ONLY accept electronic submissions through the link above.
Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic. Members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (phone number and email address) as ONE document submitted through https://tinyurl.com…