Admissions Associate/Hearn Speech & Debate Fellowship

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $2,000 per month for this ten-month position



Start Date


Application Deadline



55 East 84th Street
New York
United States


Admissions Associate/Hearn Speech & Debate Fellowship is a ten-month position that combines two important parts of the Regis High School mission. The first focuses on our admissions efforts to reach a wider pool of applicants. The second focuses on ensuring speech and debate opportunities for our one hundred and eighty member Hearn Society. No prior speech and debate experience required, as you will be trained in the relevant responsibilities. A $2,000 monthly stipend will be provided along with health insurance (if needed).

The associate will assist the Director of Admissions in:

  • Maintaining and updating the extensive admissions database of schools, principals, counselors, teachers, parishes and pastors.
  • Monitoring the transfer of data from the archived system to new online system.
  • Developing the full functionality of the new online system, including the generation of admission reports. Troubleshooting where necessary.
  • Coordinating upgrades of the system with the online vendor
  • Integrating multiple spreadsheets of contacts into an efficient system of communication with schools.
  • Coordinating with the school’s director of communications to develop an admissions-tailored electronic newsletter on Regis events and student and alumni accomplishments.
  • Coordinating the nomination of qualified students by school and parish nominators.
  • Pre-screening and nominating prospective applicants from public and independent schools.
  • Guiding applicants and their families through the online application process, particularly those who are not tech-savvy.
  • Printing and maintaining application files; tracking missing materials.
  • Coordinating all regional admissions nights, Regis open houses and welcome receptions.
  • Recruiting students from public schools, including charter schools, especially those who could not otherwise afford a Catholic education.
  • Coordinating with REACH and the Regis diversity committee outreach to students of color.
  • Coordinating shadow days for accepted students.
  • Coordinating an admissions reception for principals, counselors, teachers, CCD instructors and pastors.

The associate will assist the Director of the Hearn Speech and Debate Society in:

  • Chaperoning and judging at weekend speech and debate tournaments (approximately twenty three tournaments).
  • Coordinating speech and debate practices two afternoons a week.
  • Supervising and evaluating research for debate cases; reading debate outlines.
  • Supervising and evaluating articles for extemp (current events) filing.
  • Writing extemp questions for tournaments.
  • Supervising research for and the editing of original oratories.
  • Coordinating the selection of appropriate dramatic and humorous material for the interpretive categories. 
  • Training of Hearn judges.
  • Coordinating the logistics of the multiple tournaments hosted by Regis.

A note on Comp time:

Since this hybrid position requires a significant time commitment on weekends, the associate will be compensated with appropriate time off during the school week, taking into account the seasonality of both the admissions and Hearn schedules.

About Regis High School

Founded in 1914 by an anonymous benefactor and supported by the generosity of her family, its alumni and friends, Regis High School offers a tuition free Jesuit college preparatory education to Roman Catholic young men from the New York metropolitan area who demonstrate superior intellectual and leadership potential. In the admissions process, special consideration is given to those who cannot otherwise afford a Catholic education.

As a Jesuit school Regis is committed to both academic excellence and fostering a spirit of generosity and service to those in need. With an emphasis on academic rigor and Catholic formation, the school's program is designed to promote each student's intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Regis seeks to inspire and train the ethnically diverse young men in its care to become imaginative leaders committed to promoting justice and exerting leadership in the Church, in the civic community, and in their chosen profession.

Regis is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer)


This ten-month position receives a $2,000 monthly stipend along with health insurance (if needed).

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email Eric DiMichele, Director of Admissions, at as soon as possible.