Phillips Academy seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Director and Dean of Admission, Summer Session. Founded in 1942, Andover’s Summer Session offers a rigorous program that brings together more than 550 students and 150 faculty members from across the United States and around the world for five weeks of academic enrichment, through both in-person and online programs. As a microcosm of the entire school, Summer Session functions effectively because of the hard work done by staff members in a busy and fast-paced office. Each year a new “school” is created, requiring the full complement of processes involved in bringing students to campus. Included among our functions are the recruitment of students, processing of applications and admissions decisions, financial aid awards, tuition billing, registration, housing, and the culmination in an active set of programs both on- and off campus each summer. The duties performed vary with the passing months of the year, ensuring that there is never a dull moment!
As a 12-month, administrator position, the Assistant Director and Dean of Admission is charged with leading all efforts related to marketing and advertising the summer programs, recruitment and selection of students, allocation of financial aid and development of partnerships with sponsoring organizations, development of the course catalog and associated print and web materials, student enrollment and registration, and development and execution of efficient business processes. The Assistant Director partners with the Director in all strategic planning and decision-making related to summer programming. In the summer, the Assistant Director provides guidance and oversight to summer deans and faculty members, and supports the Director in ensuring the delivery of a high-quality academic program. Year-round, the Assistant Director also assists in the management and deployment of the staff members working in Cooley House.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated skill set in educational administration and/or admissions, with highly developed communications skills and the ability to relate to a diverse set of stakeholders. Efficiency, reliability, and thoroughness are key qualities of a successful applicant. The Assistant Director will join a team of committed colleagues united by a belief in providing the highest-quality summer programming to students from all over the world.
For more information and a complete job description, please visit our employment site: http://www.andover.edu/employmentopportunities Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with a target start date of January, 2021.
Questions can sent to Beth Friedman, the Director of Outreach and Summer Session, at [email protected]
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community “committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as authorization to work in the United States.
About Phillips Academy - Andover
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.