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Admissions and Advancement Associate

Sheridan School, an independent K-8 school in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Admissions and Advancement Associate starting in mid-August, 2024. Reporting to the Director of Advancement and the Director of Enrollment Management, the Admissions and Advancement Associate will assist both departments with program and event support, database management, and other general support. Sheridan relies on its relationships with internal and external community members to further its mission, and this role will contribute to the success of these departments and to the school at large.
Admissions and Advancement Associate

Sheridan School, an independent K-8 school in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Admissions and Advancement Associate starting in mid-August, 2024. 

Reporting to the Director of Advancement and the Director of Enrollment Management, the Admissions and Advancement Associate will assist both departments with program and event support, database management, and other general support. Sheridan relies on its relationships with internal and external community members to further its mission, and this role will contribute to the success of these departments and to the school at large.  

Founded in 1927, Sheridan is a progressive school with no more than 230 students, a vibrant, engaged community, and a strong commitment to both equity and diversity. We are dedicated to advancing our practice of progressive education and delivering a rich curriculum that prepares our students to know, to challenge, and to achieve. We provide a learning culture that is curious, thoughtful, joyful, and just, and our professional culture is steeped in collaboration, respect, and eagerness to embrace new experiences and ideas. 
 
The individual who fills this role will:
  • Coordinate database and records management, including (but not limited to) gift entry and acknowledgement, maintaining data accuracy in both departments’ systems, daily monitoring of and response to admissions inquiries, and more;  
  • Manage all aspects of event planning for both departments, including coordination with school facilities team and outside vendors for all online event registration, catering requests and room reservations;
  • Provide logistical support for various events and programs outside these two departments as needed;
  • Serve as liaison to the Parents Association (PA) and assist in their activities from events, to communications and other activities as they arise;
  • Support the admissions department by attending school recruitment fairs off-campus as well as open house events on-campus (including occasional evenings and weekends); 
  • Support, assist, or manage any in-house mailings or emails that are sent to the Sheridan community;
  • Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends;
  • Participate in committee, division, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise;
  • Be involved in the school community at large;
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Directors of Admissions and Advancement.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is a team player who has a warm, collaborative nature, positive energy, sense of humor;
  • Has formal experience and a successful track record in outward-facing engagement;
  • Possesses superior organizational, time management, and prioritization skills;
  • Is committed to diversity, equity, justice, inclusion, and belonging;
  • Has an interest in ongoing professional development and school management in the areas of admissions, development, fundraising, public relations/marketing, and/or independent education; previous experience preferred.

Specific skills and abilities include the following: 
  • Integrity, discretion, and commitment to maintaining confidentiality; previous experience with managing highly sensitive personal and financial information preferred;
  • Database management, ideally with school-specific databases such as Blackbaud (student information) Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge (donor management), Ravenna (admissions), and TADS (enrollment and tuition);
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and detail;
  • Proficiency in GSuite for Schools /  Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PPT);
  • Exceptional skills in customer relations (in-person, on the phone, and online);
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills;
  • Ability to work independently and to make good decisions;
  • At least two years’ experience in a non-profit organization.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed Sheridan School Application in one PDF file to Sheridan via email at careers@sheridanschool.org. Please include “Admissions and Advancement Associate” in the subject line.  

In compliance with the DC Wage Transparency Act, the estimated annual salary range for this position is between $70,000-$76,000, based on experience. This is a 12 month position.
 
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by law.
 
To learn more about working at Sheridan, please visit our Sheridan Careers page.
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4400 36th Street, NW  |  Washington, DC 20008  |  (202) 362-7900
Founded in 1927, we are a vibrant K-8 progressive school with no more than 230 students, an engaged community, and a fierce commitment to both equity and diversity.