The Loomis Chaffee School seeks a Director of Multicultural Recruitment to join a talented, enthusiastic admission team and an engaged, equity-minded faculty committed to the growth and development of young people and passionate about the school’s mission to inspire in our students a commitment to the best self and the common good.
While all Loomis Chaffee admissions officers are responsible for recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a diverse student body, the Director of Multicultural Recruitment has a leadership role in the strategic goal setting and implementation of these efforts for students of color, with specific attention paid towards underrepresented students at Loomis Chaffee. This position reports to the dean of enrollment and serves as a liaison to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on behalf of the admissions office. In support of strategic school initiatives, they will also serve on other school committees as appropriate.
Work with the dean of enrollment and director of admission & financial aid to design and implement recruitment strategies to reach underrepresented populations;
Develop new and maintain established relationships with school counselors and community-based organizations;
Interview prospective students, read and evaluate admission files, and serve on the Admission Committee;
Coordinate and/or assist in implementation of programming efforts both on-and off-campus, including those for prospective students of color;
Support and/or manage projects related to other office-wide efforts as assigned: e.g, marketing, territory management, data analysis, campus visitors, community volunteers, etc.;
Assist with the transition of newly enrolled underrepresented students of color.
Travel is expected as a part of admissions work as well as periodic nights and weekends.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Preference will be given to applicants with prior admissions and/or boarding/independent school experience, particularly those with experience working with underrepresented students. However, admission experience is not a requirement for this position.
This is a full time, ten-month position. On-campus housing is an option for those interested in contributing to the boarding community through coaching and/or other school responsibilities.
The Admissions Office seeks a staff that reflects the diversity of the Loomis Chaffee community.
We strongly encourage candidates to review Loomis Chaffee’s DEI webpage, including the January 2021 Progress Report, to learn more about the school’s strategic goals before applying:
Loomis Chaffee offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit and salary package including but not limited to:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance effective 1st of the following month upon date of hire
403 (b) retirement plan with an employer contribution of 2% for each 1 % an employee contributes up to 10%. Employees are eligible to participate upon employment and are eligible for the employer match after a year of service, or with proof of full vesting in a 403 (b) from another educational institution.
Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
About Loomis Chaffee School
The Loomis Chaffee School is a four-year, coeducation, college-preparatory, boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Conn. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings who had outlived all of their children, the school embodies their democratic and inclusive vision. In the classroom, on the playing fields, or on stage, Loomis Chaffee’s 700 students experience a challenging and transformative education in a community that cares about each individual. Thirty-four percent of the students receive financial aid. For more information, please visit www.loomis.org.
The Loomis Chaffee School does not discriminate against people on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities and participation in school activities.