August 1, 2020

Employment Opportunities

Director of Admissions

Tremont School seeks a highly qualified Director of Admissions to lead all facets of our admissions program. We are looking for a vibrant, articulate, well-organized personable professional, who has had previous school admissions experience in an independent school. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of an exciting and progressive school environment! The Director of Admissions reports to the Executive Director. 

Tremont is an independent day school for grades 5-12 and Post Grad program located in Concord, MA. Tremont School’s vision is to be an industry leader in the educational landscape and a model learning community that embraces diverse capabilities and empowers students to access their capacity as engaged, joyful, global citizens. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Tremont’s mission is to provide an innovative approach to education that (re)ignites a passion for learning, honors and embraces students’ individuality, and empowers them to be critical thinkers and compassionate citizens. The Tremont School learning community prioritizes developing trust, building connections and fostering independence.

A core part of what differentiates Tremont School is our Living Curriculum approach which combines student-directed learning with teacher-guided, project-based, thematic curriculum. Students and teachers learn together in a civic-minded community that highly values friendships and intellectual curiosity. Tremont is not a traditional school and seeks candidates who appreciate and want to be part of a dynamic learning environment that emphasizes expertise in learning to learn over content learning, and approaches curriculum as dynamic, changeable, and responsive to what is relevant. Tremont is a highly inclusive school community and creates a learning environment for all students, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic background. Our remarkable staff:student ratio fosters a community of caring and devoted adults who truly know our students and celebrate them as unique individuals and as part of our welcoming community.

Responsibilities

Create an Admissions/Marketing Action Plan

  • Create and implement the Admissions plan
  • Work closely with the Administration to create and implement the marketing plan
  • Ensure that all marketing materials and admissions packet materials are up to date and relevant
  • Ensure that the website Admissions information is up to date and accurate

Recruitment of students

  • Attend admissions fairs
  • Represent the school at various community and school functions
  • Visit feeder programs for both our Middle School, High School and Post Grad programs
  • Cultivate, build and maintain working relationships with feeder programs
  • Organize, publicize and conduct admission open houses
  • Work with school placement consultants

Funnel Process

  • Track and report on all inquiries and applications
  • Create and maintain an Admissions Dashboard for the Executive Director and Board of Trustees
  • Interview and tour prospective admissions families
  • Organize and train parent tour guides
  • Orient faculty/staff to the Admissions/Marketing Plan
  • Responsible for all admissions data management and for providing monthly written summaries
  • Provide regular data and narrative reports to the Executive Director

Decision Making Process

  • Oversee the admissions policies and decision-making process
  • Organize Student Visiting Days
  • Assign and monitor follow-up calls and visits
  • Prepare and distribute decision letters
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of admissions activities

Financial Aid

  • Serves on the Financial Aid Committee
  • Ensures that School and Student Services (NAIS) is up to date

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend faculty meetings when all faculty and staff meet
  • Attend all faculty retreats/work weeks
  • Serve as ongoing service-oriented liaison with families
  • Work closely with staff to ensure ongoing satisfaction supporting the re-enrollment process 
  • Serve as key staff member for various ambassador and parent engagement committees and coordinate meetings in conjunction with the chairs of these committees
  • Assist committee leadership in planning and implementation of activities in and out of the school that encourage current family engagement, promote the school and attract prospective parents/families
  • Attend Board meetings when requested

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years of Leadership Admissions Experience
  • Understanding and appreciation of progressive education
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Impactful speaker
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Ability to plan short and long-term
  • Experience with providing supervision
  • Flexible growth mindset 
  • Creative, solutions-oriented thinker who is open to trying new things 
  • Recognizes the value in both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Friendly, outgoing and inviting
  • Experience with admissions software/database

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and three references to employment@tremontschool.org for immediate consideration. 

School Counselor

Tremont School seeks a School Counselor to oversee the social and emotional growth of our student body and act in a leadership role while creating and sustaining an atmosphere of emotional wellness among Middle School, High School, and Postgraduate students. Reporting to the Executive Director, the counselor utilizes collaboration, leadership, and advocacy skills to promote the social, emotional, and academic success of our students.

The role collaborates with our Student Support Team to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive programming to ensure our students reach their full potential. This position requires a strong commitment to promoting the overall well-being and growth of the student body.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Providing short-term solution-focused clinical support to students as needed
  • Overseeing emotional crisis situations 
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation 
  • Collaborating with caregivers and students to ensure outside therapeutic supports are in place when needed
  • Supporting positive, healthy social connections between students 
  • Being a key liaison for outside clinical providers and Tremont administration, teachers, and support staff 
  • Serving as a liaison for parents and Tremont administration, teachers, and support staff regarding the social and emotional well-being of students 
  • Supporting the Advisory Program to ensure effectiveness and students, families, and teachers experience success 
  • Providing regular consultation to teachers 
  • Collaborating with the Learning Support Specialist to ensure social, emotional, and academic supports remain integrated 
  • Being an active member of the Student Support Team, which includes Learning Support Specialist, Student Life Coordinator, Clinical Consultant, and Aspire School Program Manager    
  • Supporting the implementation of the new Executive Functioning Program and supporting the students in utilizing the Executive Functioning strategies  
  • Providing clinical insights in the development and implementation of Learning Plans 
  • Collaborating with Admin team to ensure social and emotional supports are in place 
  • Collaborating with Executive Director to ensure school policies support the social and emotional needs of the students 
  • Providing clinical insights to the Director of Enrollment Management regarding the admissions process 
  • Creating a Professional Development Program for teachers, students, and parents to ensure the community is aware of mental health issues and how to support our student body
  • Ensuring the community is inclusive and emotionally safe  
  • Guiding the communitys diversity and inclusion initiative  
  • Supporting the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model within our community (CPS Training will be provided )
  • Developing reportable means to measure the social and emotional progress of students  
  • Adhering to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the school counseling profession and Tremont School policies
  • Other duties related to the health and well-being of our student body and/or professional team or as directed by the Executive Director

Ideal Experience and Personal Characteristics

  • Masters or Doctoral level clinical degree (Social Work, Mental Health, Psychology, Counseling, etc.)
  • At least 3-years of experience working clinically in school settings 
  • Experience in working with a diverse student population 
  • Experience in working collaboratively with teams 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Experience in leadership positions 
  • Dedication to strong ethics and a compassionate demeanor  

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and references to employment@tremontschool.org.