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Assistant Director of Admission for Outreach and Engagement

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website University Prep

Reports to: Director of Enrollment Management  

FT/PT/R/T: Full-Time, Regular, Year-Round

University Prep (UPrep) is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Assistant Director of Admission for Outreach and Engagement. We look for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. We need someone who thrives on working independently as well as part of a team. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Who We Are:

UPrep is a 6–12 independent school in northeast Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most dynamic cities. We offer an intellectually rich education that fosters deep inquiry and critical thinking that is powered by student engagement. Our students graduate prepared for college and life. UPrep is a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni that joins together to support our students in becoming caring and productive adults. UPrep is a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and we aspire for all community members to feel like they belong. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all facets of our school culture. We believe that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission to develop each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.

Job Summary:

As a member of the enrollment team, this position supports the Director of Enrollment Management (DEM) and the Senior Associate Director of Admission by organizing outreach and engagement events and opportunities. This role partners with the team to conduct outreach by visiting and cultivating relationships with feeder schools and community organizations to expand the school’s reach. In partnership with the Admission Assistant, this role helps plan engagement events on campus, including open houses, revisit days, and other prospective family events, to increase yield.

Specific Responsibilities:


·       Serves as a point of contact for feeder schools and community organizations.

·       In partnership with the DEM, helps to develop new events and outreach plans.

·       In coordination with the team, conducts fall and spring travel and outreach within the Seattle metropolitan area.

·       Assists in strengthening the connection between UPrep and feeder schools and community organizations via presentations, materials, tours, and more.

Admission Events

·       Assists with admission tours, student assessments, and parent/guardian interviews.

·       In partnership with the Admissions Associate, helps plan the school’s large-scale admission events, such as the open house.

Application Process

·       Creates a warm and welcoming environment for prospective families by providing prompt and excellent customer service.

·       Participates in reading and evaluating admission files.


·       Helps the enrollment team focus on the growth and yield of a diverse range of applicants typically not familiar with or represented in independent schools.

·       In partnership with the Admission Assistant, coordinates onboarding of new families to UPrep.

General Responsibilities:

·       Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining an open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies.

·       Actively participates in the full life of the school.

·       Vigorously engages in their own professional development; is a life-long learner who enhances their skills, using state-of-the-art technologies to maintain high standards of performance to efficiently and effectively produce work products.

·       Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents.

·       Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required

·       2+ years’ experience in a school environment preferred

·       Bilingual preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·       Commitment to University Prep’s mission, vision, and values

·       Commitment to top-notch customer service for prospective families

·       Personal and professional integrity, as well as respect for the confidentiality of colleagues and constituents

·       Self-motivation, flexibility, maturity, problem-solving, commitment to innovation, and a sense of humor

·       Cooperation, collegiality, and commitment to teamwork

·       Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

·       Excellent quantity, quality, accuracy, and timeliness of work produced

·       Excellent planning, prioritization, organization, multitasking, efficiency, and follow-through in the execution of responsibilities

·       Dependability, punctuality, and attendance at all required and some optional meetings and events

·       Commitment to professional development and self-improvement

·       Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff

·       Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents

·       Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity

·       Ability to maintain confidential information

·       Proficient at working in both a Google and Microsoft Windows environment, using Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to master common automated systems for record-keeping and confidently learn new technology; Experience with school-focused technology is a plus

·       Ability to sit and keyboard up to 8 hours per day

·       Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

·       Ability to travel frequently locally during the admission season

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary range is $66,000-$76,000 based on experience. UPrep offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package intended to support and promote the health and well-being, work/life balance, and financial security of our faculty, staff, and their families. Benefits are listed on our careers page and include: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Employer-Seeded Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employer-Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employer-Paid Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with employer contribution and match after one year of service, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave after one year of service, and Professional Development opportunities.

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

University Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, disability, use of a trained service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to admissions and administration of all its programs, as well as to all areas of employment.

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