National Cathedral School (NCS) seeks an Assistant to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid to serve as one of the primary points of contact for families who are considering admission to NCS. The assistant greets and welcomes these visitors; responds to their questions and needs; and connects them with NCS faculty, other staff, and student ambassadors. The assistant also provides extensive organizational and technical support for the Admission and Financial Aid Office. The successful candidate is enthusiastic about independent education, particularly single-sex education, and thrives working in an upbeat, forward-thinking team environment. This full-time, 12-month staff position reports to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Welcomes prospective families and other school visitors.
Manages daily operations of a three-person office (database management, scheduling, reporting, marketing, etc.).
Represents NCS’s core values and its commitment to diversity and inclusion in interactions with guests and colleagues.
Coordinates student visits.
Maintains statistical data and historical reports.
Assembles research on assessment, enrollment management, and curricular trends.
Trains and supports student ambassadors and assists parent volunteers.
Coordinates a robust schedule of community outreach for admission team (school fairs, school visits, etc.).
Supports the office and the families in processing all financial aid applications.
Supports the Director of Admission and Financial Aid and the Senior Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid in fulfilling their responsibilities and support the mission of the school.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Professional interest in the field of admission and financial aid.
Collaborative and flexible style of work.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and data analysis.
Commitment to community (attends school events and Cathedral services, takes part in community service).
Fluency in cultural competency and inclusivity practices.
Ability to work, as needed, on evenings and weekends at school fairs, open house, information sessions, etc.
Ability to speak two or more languages.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, advocates of lifelong learning, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are fun and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a cover letter, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit these materials as one combined PDF attachment with “Admissions Assistant” in the subject line to NCSEmployment@cathedral.org.