Assistant Director of Admission

  • Woodberry Forest School
  • Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest Road, Woodberry Forest, VA, USA
  • Feb 27, 2023
Full time Admissions/Enrollment

Job Description

Assistant Director of Admission

 Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an assistant director of admission. The assistant director of admission will assume a critical role within the eight-member team and will work closely with the assistant headmaster and director of admission and tuition assistance, and director of internal programs on the development and implementation of the school’s strategic enrollment plan.

The assistant director of admission provides leadership and support in all aspects of the administration and function of the admission office. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • management of prospective admission candidates and families

  • management of external constituents, including educational consultants, middle school placement counselors, and youth program leaders

  • engagement with and coordination of Woodberry’s internal constituents, including but not limited to Woodberry’s regional association networks

  • development and enactment of regional recruitment plan(s)

  • assigned travel during the recruitment and yield phases of the admission cycle, which includes both formal and informal presentations to internal and external constituencies

  • Summer program participation as assigned

The ideal candidate for this position must appreciate Woodberry Forest and its unique tradition and culture, be an excellent communicator, understand matters pertaining to student academic aptitude and character assessment, and be willing to travel seasonally within the United States and potentially abroad. Experience with young people, professional experience in admission or a related field, and a proven track record of building deep and abiding relationships is essential. The assistant director of admission will live on campus and be expected to participate fully in the life of the school. Most of all, the assistant director of admission must be a consummate team player and lifelong learner.                                           

Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. Woodberry enrolls approximately 400 students from the United States and abroad. Since its founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.

Woodberry maintains a generous tuition assistance program, with forty-six percent of students receiving financial assistance, totaling over $7 million. The school is committed to enrolling the best possible students regardless of a family’s ability to pay and is actively engaged in an effort to build the endowment for tuition assistance. The faculty includes men and women of significant educational backgrounds and experience. All students and most faculty, and their families live on campus.

This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, which may include housing and meals. Woodberry Forest School is an equal-opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and references to or by mail to Michelle Neal, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.