Director of Admissions

Program Administration Silver Spring, Maryland Fairfax, Virginia


Position at SESI Schools


The Auburn School is actively recruiting for a Director of Admissions to join our leadership team in Silver Spring , MD and Chantilly VA. This is a full-time, 12 month position serving 2 campuses.


The Director of Admissions will develop, implement and manage all aspects of our student admissions and enrollment process. This person will also serve on the campus based leadership team. Responsibilities will include:

· Developing and managing the admissions process

o Communicating with candidates and their parents

o Conducting tours for parents and professionals of Auburn

o Receiving and reviewing applications, including neuropsychological testing

o Organizing and administering financial aid

o Managing and analyzing enrollment data and trends

o Developing strategies for student recruitment based on data

· Managing all student recruitment and supporting marketing functions

o Managing professional and community relationships

o Representing the school at conferences, fairs, and other gatherings

o Assist in the development of marketing materials, mailings, surveys and publications

o Host annual professional event

· Data Analysis

o Collect data focused on transitioning students and analyze/report results that will inform program development

o Form a cohort of exceptional education professionals to inform us of latest research and best practices

o Collaborate with teachers and observe in classrooms to better articulate the purpose, approach and differentiation of activities and projects to admissions families

· Parent/Community Engagement

o Maintains alumni relationships and cultivates long-term relationships with current families

o Maintain communications with parents around school operations

o Host New Parent Orientation

o Host Back to School Orientation

o Participate in localized/regional DOA meetings and outreach to local schools

o Join and engage with local consortiums

o Attend conferences, admissions fairs, and other pertinent community based partnerships

o Conduct student observations post admissions acceptance

· Supporting school administration in other areas

o Supporting educational and operational activities, through activities such as substitute teaching, business procurement support, support lunch/recess supervision etc.

o Assist with schedule development

o Contribute and lead Student Support Teams

o Ensure alignment between admissions process and the daily school operational program

o Become expert at understanding the private school admissions process and private school community

o Understand the IEP process

o Attend as needed adjudication hearings, IEPs or CIEP meetings

· Communications

o Manage sensitive/confidential materials

o Ability to conduct student and family interviews to gather critical information for determining how/if we can effectively serve the student and family

o Manage sensitive and confidential communications with families and outside service providers

· Staff Engagement

o Meet with instructional teams about the

o Provide professional development about the importance of admissions process to staff and their role

o Provide fact sheets on potential and admitted students

o Utilize the specialists ad instructional teams as needed in the admission process

Desired Qualifications

· Bachelors (required) or advanced degree with strong academic track record

· Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills

· Successful experience in private school admissions and student recruitment

· Expertise with neuropsychological and educational assessments for students with ASD, anxiety, and other learning differences

· Enjoy working in a K-12 school setting

· Highly organized and detail oriented

· Passionate about our mission of growing the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges

Compensation and Benefits

· Highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience

· Full benefits, to include health, dental, retirement, life and disability insurance.


The Auburn School is a private day school with a powerful social mission: Grow the social and academic potential of bright students with social and communication challenges. The Auburn School serves bright students with challenges in the areas of communication, social skills, pragmatic language, and organization. This includes students with Asperger’s syndrome/ASD, PDD-NOS, NVLD or ADHD. Auburn teachers work in a collaborative environment to implement our unique, integrated academic and social curriculum in a highly professional work environment that brings teachers, social learning and occupational therapists, behaviorists and instructional assistants together on behalf of student success.

Auburn currently serves K – 8 students at Silver Spring Campus and K – 12 students at Chantilly Campus. Our founding team includes highly distinguished national, state and local education leaders and professionals. Through significant outreach efforts, Auburn has already extensive support from key leaders in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia professional and education communities.