Admissions Officer, 2 year position

Position Purpose

The Admission Officer is an entry-level position and serves as a full-time member of the Office of Admission. As a member of the admission faculty, the admission officer will be an integral part of the Academy’s outreach, recruitment and selection of a highly talented and diverse student population. This position is for a two-year appointment and comes with with on-campus housing.

Key Accountabilities
  • Conduct interviews of prospective students and parents.
  • Participate in limited domestic travel representing the academy at educational fairs and/or conferences.
  • Partner with the Office of Communications to maintain an admission-based social media presence.
  • Review admission applications and serve as a member of the admissions committee.
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports


Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts will include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • This is an entry level experience however the ideal candidate will have experience with or knowledge of independent residential education.
  • Prior involvement in an educational admission program is desirable.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong comfort level with data driven decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
  • Proven strong presentation skills and presence.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.

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