Waterside School, founded in 2001, is a co-educational Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 independent school that attracts and inspires students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success, regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. Fully accredited by CAIS (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) in 2008 and 2018, the School works to instill in its students a belief in their own worth, to cultivate in each a commitment to academic excellence, and to ensure the fullest development of every child’s character. Through a rigorous program of study and experience, the School empowers its students with the knowledge, skills and virtues required to enable them to excel as students, to gain access to superior academic opportunities, and to go forward to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Position: Admission Assistant
Part-time/Approximately 20 hours each week
We are seeking an individual to assist the Office of Admission with administrative support, information management, and event coordination. This individual must be detail-oriented, with highly developed interpersonal skills, and possess a deep belief in the mission of the School. The Admission Assistant reports directly to the Director of Admission.
Associate’s degree or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred
Willingness to engage in positive interactions with children and their families
Strong computer skills including use of MS Office and Google based applications (Drive, Gmail, Sheets, Docs)
Strong collaboration skills
Ability to work some late evenings and some weekends
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus
Answer admission department calls, emails, and greet in-person visitors
Manage Admission Office’s and Director’s calendars, and schedules tours, parent interviews, student assessments, and student visits
Monitor, accept, and process student applications and supporting documentation
Remain in contact with families during the application process via email and phone
Maintain an Admission spreadsheet and generate monthly data reports for the Head of School to review.
Coordinate itinerary for community outreach visits
Attend Early Childhood and Community Events with Director of Admission
Support the Director of Admission in all logistics required for Open House, Super Saturday student visits, and New Family Orientation
Manage clerical operation of the office including ordering and organizing supplies
Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director of Admission and the Head of School
Founded on the premise that all children deserve a high-quality education, Waterside School is a PK-5th grade independent school in Stamford, Connecticut serving children and families regardless of limitations in income or circumstance. Inspiring students of academic promise and families deeply invested in their children’s success, Waterside provides a transformational school experience: through a rigorous program of study and character education, the school empowers its students with the knowledge, skills, and virtues required to excel as scholars; gain access to superior academic opportunities; and become the leaders of tomorrow. Each morning, students proclaim, “Today, we promise to work hard, be kind, and respect learning.” Everyone affiliated with Waterside is driven by a culture of high standards, hard work, and a relentless commitment to excellence. Admissions to Waterside changes the trajectory of children’s lives.
Founded in 2001, the school currently serves 150 students, 91% of color, and almost entirely from families with limited financial means. Waterside was designed to provide a direct path for admission to the area’s most competitive independent schools. It holds ...a mandatory five-week summer school and provides extensive programming for alumni to ensure they are college and career ready; 93% of Waterside’s graduates have earned admission to leading colleges and universities. Waterside currently operates on an annual budget of approximately $4M and has an endowment of $46M. Waterside families pay only what they can afford; tuition revenues account for 7% of the School’s budget.