Mission: We are a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in our Episcopal heritage, we prepare and inspire students to lead lives of curiosity, courage and compassion.
The White Mountain School seeks an Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion to begin duties on July 1, 2021. This is an incredibly exciting time to be working at The White Mountain School. Because of our small size, rural location and our courageous, compassionate culture, we know we will emerge from the pandemic from a position of unprecedented strength. Throughout the pandemic, reckoning on race, and political unrest, what has remained core to our culture and identity is this: we take seriously the idea that education must be driven by student inquiry, inquiry that extends beyond the classroom to the dorms, the playing fields and to the mountains. We anchor learning in topics that are relevant-- to students and the world -- and then create space for students to drive their own learning by their own questions. Most importantly, we know real learning and belonging can only happen when all students, faculty, and staff are seen, valued and engaged.
WHO ARE YOU?
At your core, you know that learning can and must be both joyful and relational. Your active engagement in conversations about equity, belonging, and social justice and your multicultural fluency informs your work and guides your interactions. You love challenges, thrive in collaborative environments, and balance the gravity and joy of working in a boarding school. You seek a deeply relational and intentionally small community where you will be encouraged and supported to bring your full self to all aspects of your work. You have previous and relevant experience working in admissions and enrollment in independent schools and/or in higher education and you know that access and inclusion are essential to recruiting, enrolling, and retaining mission-specific students. You are a connector and collaborator, value relationships, and have exceptional organizational, time management, and communication skills.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Join a dynamic admission team, reporting directly to the Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management;
Travel domestically and internationally (once it’s safe to do so) on behalf of the School including meeting with families, students, and educational consultants, visiting feeder schools, and attending fairs and conferences;
Share the responsibility of meeting institutional enrollment and budget goals by collaborating to create, implement, and execute a creative, strategic, and compelling enrollment management strategy;
Oversee the financial aid strategy, process, and budget in service to reaching strategic and mission-driven enrollment goals;
Cultivate and maintain relationships with partner access programs and serve as a key internal and external leader and partner for and on behalf of the White Mountain Scholars Program;
Work closely with prospective students and their families, educational consultants, feeder schools, placement organizations, and various key stakeholders as they navigate the school search and application process;
Read and evaluate applications for admission and participate in the work of the admission committee in shaping incoming classes;
Serve as an advisor to students;
Advise 1 night of dorm duty per weekday and 1 weekend of dorm duty per five weeks.
The White Mountain School is a gender inclusive independent boarding and day school of 140 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to our focus on the development of the whole student. Nestled among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, we make full use of our spectacular setting, using it to inspire humility, awe and a deep connection to the natural world so as to encourage students to become lifelong stewards of the natural world. Through our commitment to competency learning and emergent curricula, as well as through our Episcopal heritage, we tackle topics of social justice and environmental sustainability head on, developing in our students the capacity to be curious, courageous and compassionate community members. We nurture a vibrant and diverse campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in all aspects of learning and living.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Interested candidates should submit their (a) cover letter and (b) resume via email to [email protected].
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The concepts of equal opportunity and diversity are understood as the right of all job applicants and all hired employees to be treated with equal fairness and to have the opportunity to excel without bias due to their race, ethnicity, color, religious, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, physical ability, or protected veteran status.
About The White Mountain School
The White Mountain School
Set among the beautiful mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a college preparatory boarding and day school of 135 students in grades 9-12. Since our founding in 1886, we have remained true to the original focus of New England boarding schools: the development of mind, body and spirit. We develop the mind through our college preparatory curriculum and through a campus-wide ethos of inquiry and engagement in learning. We develop the body through sports and other physical activities, making full use of our spectacular natural setting. We develop the spirit through reflection, exploration of meaning and purpose, and service in the broader world.