This critical position within the admission and advancement team and the school requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills along with excellent organizational skills. This person will be an integral member of the admission and development team, assisting in the management of the admissions application process and contributing to building the philanthropic culture of the school. The right candidate will possess the necessary skills to connect current faculty, staff, and coaches with prospective students while working closely with the Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement to set targeted goals. Advancement/Admissions Associate will be expected to participate in all phases of the admission, events and advancement programs.
This position also requires the successful candidate to be the liaison for marketing and communications, keeping a focus on strategy to ensure we are visible in the important markets.
The Associate Director has significant contact with faculty, staff, feeder schools, consultants, as well as potential, current, and past families.
Essential Qualities of Employment
Relevant knowledge and skill in their area of expertise
Creative, life-long learner who seeks to constantly evolve and expand their knowledge base
Selfless team player and intrinsically motivated
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Responsible and trustworthy; exhibits good judgement
Possesses strong moral values that are aligned with Gould’s
Seeks joy and inspires others through their actions and words
Adheres to policies and expectations articulated in the Employee Handbook and has a strong understanding of their roles (teacher, advisor, coach, community life duties) as stated in the Code of Conduct and Community Guide
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, exempt position. The school provides cost sharing for medical and dental insurances, free life insurance, a generous retirement plan contribution, professional development opportunities, and meals for you and your family.
Qualified candidates should apply by June 3rd, 2021 by following the link below and creating an applicant profile online.
To learn more about Gould Academy visit us at: www.gouldacademy.org/careers and look for our prospectus. If you prefer to apply by mail please contact Deborah Menezes, Director of Human Resources, at 207-824-7797.
Equal Employment Opportunities
Gould Academy does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, creed, color, gender, disability, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, loans, hiring process, and other school programs.
Gould Academy’s mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and to help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.
Team player who is strategic, innovative, and enjoys being challenged
Excellent understanding of independent schools and the independent school landscape
Superior interpersonal and communication skills
Strong database skills and proficiency with generating data-driven reports
Commitment to collaboration and forging strong collegial relationships
Self-starter that possesses problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to new technologies and admission tools
Extreme attention to detail and accuracy; Outstanding ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
Warm demeanor and comfort speaking professionally to students and their parents
Bachelor's degree required. Three to five years of experience in an independent school is desirable but not required, in admissions, communications, or the classroom
Successfully pass a criminal and sexual offender background check, obtain CHRC clear status from the Maine Department of Education
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
About Gould Academy
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school where faculty do their best to say ‘yes’ more than they say ‘no,’ where students have flexibility to try new things in new ways. Here, students celebrate each other, take risks, experiment, because we know that education is about the journey, about being in the NOW. We celebrate the creative process, not just the outcomes.
Students thrive in Gould’s college prep setting thanks to close, collegial relationships with their instructors and counselors, and a vast network of alumni and visiting professionals who come to campus and work with students each and every year.
Our mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.