Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Admissions Coordinator
The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) believes that, in order to fully actualize their abilities, children require strong academic and personal development programs provided by skilled educators, administrators, and professionals. IEA is not limited to one approach to learning, but seeks the best strategy for each individual child. As one of the nation’s leading organizations for gifted and talented youth, we are committed to the whole child, inspiring students to grow and find balance among all five aspects of self: intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical. www.EducationalAdvancement.org
IEA is seeking an Admissions Coordinator who will work with the president, executive team, Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship (CDB) program manager and program staff to develop and implement quality programs for highly able elementary, middle and high school students.
This position is responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction for CDB by ensuring the recruitment and selection of qualified student applicants. This position develops partnerships and referrals, manages applicant lists, exercises discretion and makes decisions about the suitability of applicants for the most appropriate educational offerings available to qualified scholars. The position is also responsible for completing appropriate follow-up with students, admissions officers and educational adjuncts to maximize successful placement and completion of high school. This position is responsible for conducting such activities in accordance with state and federal accreditation and campus policies and regulations, consistent with the highest ethical standards.
- Work with the CDB Selection Committees to identify CDB Finalists and place CDB Scholars;
- Develop supportive and professional relationships with highly gifted youth and their parents;
- Participate in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities for targeted student populations including: open houses, training sessions, orientation programs, career days, etc. Work with faculty, staff, alumni, students, and educational organizations to coordinate recruitment efforts;
- Plan and make public presentations as part of outreach efforts. Represent IEA/CDB to students, parents, alumni, high school and college instructors;
- Represent IEA/CDB at national and regional conferences, visit high school campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with admission staff;
- Advise students and families as they move through the high school research, application, and selection process;
- Counsel applicants on admission policies and procedures. Evaluate and offer solutions to applicant challenges and requests regarding admission;
- Monitor student progress, providing counsel when needed regarding student academic success or personal growth;
- Participate in data collection, record keeping, materials development, and program research;
- Assist in the preparation of communication materials promoting admissions programs and activities, e.g., newsletters, bulletins, fact sheets, brochures, and social media outreach;
- Support marketing and outreach efforts in recruitment of students and expansion in serving a diverse population of under-served gifted learners;
- Participate in the annual Bradley Seminar;
- Prepare presentations for the Board of Directors, grantors and annual reports regarding the high school admission process, placement, and national trends;
- Provide Executive team with detailed and well thought-out student forecasts;
- Support department budget preparation and management;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Post-secondary education work experience preferred;
- 3 years or more recruitment and admissions experience in a Higher Education or University environment with knowledge of financial aid policies;
- Demonstrated success in reaching enrollment or recruitment benchmarks;
- Budget preparation and management experience;
- Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn additional software;
- Solid understanding of the education admissions process for independent high schools, hybrid and early college programs and initiatives;
- Experience working with gifted students, planning and implementing individual educational plans, designing programs, and managing complex responsibilities.
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, including problem solving and conflict resolution;
- Effective at public speaking;
- Strong interview skills;
- The ability to work collaboratively with the IEA team and members of the community, and to work effectively with high-school students and their families;
- Able to work with people from a variety of diverse social and economic backgrounds;
- Motivated, self-starter, can work autonomously and with a creative approach to problem solving;
- Committed to the long-term success of IEA’s mission, program goals and constituents;
- Is goal oriented and highly ethical;
- Detail-oriented, concrete organizational skills;
- An interest in and openness to professional growth and development;
- Must be willing to travel and work weekends as needed.
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter and resume.
The Institute for Educational Advancement is an Equal Opportunity Employer.