Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embracesdiversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence. This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring lower school educator who has a passion for exploring teaching and supporting students in an outstanding academic environment.
The Lower School Readiness Assessor, in collaboration with the Lower School Associate Director of Enrollment Management, will assess the readiness of applicants for admission to the Lower School of Latin School of Chicago.
This is a part-time (mornings only), six-month per year position from approximately October through March each year (excluding school breaks).
This position requires frequent local travel during the working period.
Conduct one-to-one readiness assessments with children between the ages of 3 and 9 applying to Latin’s Lower School (Junior Kindergarten through 4th Grade)
Compile assessment summaries for the consideration of Latin’s lower school admissions committee
Provide feedback on assessment performance to the parents/guardians of lower school applicants
Schedule and conduct child observations at preschools, nursery schools and elementary schools across the Chicagoland area
Assist the Lower School Associate Director of Enrollment Management with the JK-4 application process as needed
Review all lower school applications and serve on the lower school admissions committee
Perform other duties as assigned or needed
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or doctoral training with an early childhood or child development focus preferred.
Admissions/enrollment management experience preferably in the independent school sector
Experience working with young children and families, ideally in a school environment
Ability to administer developmental assessments to early childhood and elementary-aged children
Experience administering the WPPSI or WISC assessments or other evaluative tools
Ability to handle highly confidential admission and assessment materials effectively and with appropriate care
Excellent written and communication skills
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Energy, enthusiasm, friendliness and a sense of humor
Very good computer proficiency, ideally with experience using enrollment management databases
Spanish language proficiency is a plus
Ability to travel throughout Chicagoland to other educational institutions
Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer.
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.