Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an associate director of admission. The associate director of admissions will assume a critical role within a ten-member team and will work closely with the assistant headmaster for admission & college counseling and the director of admission on the strategic direction of Woodberry’s admission efforts.
The associate director is responsible for coordinating all matters with the Parents and Alumni Assisting Woodberry (PAAW) group and will engage Woodberry’s Regional Alumni Associations across the country. Each association sponsors social gatherings, assists the admission office in recruiting new students, and furthers the development of financial and other resources. The goal for PAAW is to mobilize Woodberry’s expansive network of parents and alumni to connect with prospective students in their own communities so that those students and families may learn more about the school. Working closely with Woodberry’s office of alumni affairs, and in conjunction with the assistant headmaster for admission & the director of admission, the associate director will help advance office strategic goals and implement an annual admission action plan for Woodberry’s regional chapters and PAAW group. Such actions will include the building of relationships with prospective students and parents, the communication and organization of admissions receptions, and the coordination of outreach to accepted students and families.
The ideal candidate for this position must appreciate Woodberry Forest and its unique tradition and culture, be an excellent communicator, understand matters pertaining to student academic aptitude and character assessment, and be willing to travel seasonally within the United States and potentially abroad. Experience with young people, professional experience in admissions or related field, and a proven track record of building deep and abiding relationships is essential. The associate director of admission may either:
- Live on campus and be expected to participate fully in the life of the school including all responsibilities that come with the housing benefit.
- Live and work regionally. He/She must be willing to travel to campus monthly to be engaged in the life of the school, as well as support the various responsibilities of the admission office during critical times in the admission cycle.
Most of all, the associate director of admission must a consummate team player and lifelong learner.
Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. Woodberry enrolls approximately 400 students from the United States and abroad. Since its founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.
Woodberry maintains a generous financial aid program with forty-two percent of students receiving aid, totaling over $5.5 million. The school is committed to enrolling the best possible students regardless of a family’s ability to pay and anticipates a directed effort to build the endowment for financial aid in our upcoming campaign. The faculty includes men and women of significant educational background and experience. All students and most faculty and their families live on campus.
This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including meals and possible housing. Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.