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Director of High School Admissions

Director of Advancement

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As California's oldest independent and Dominican school, San Domenico serves students Kindergarten through twelfth grade. At San Domenico we believe that an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students - it develops great people. SD graduates students who go forth confident, and inspired, to shape a better world. Employees of the School enjoy the many benefits of being part of a mission driven community of colleagues and students.

We are expanding our enrollment and currently seeking inspired and exceptional individuals to fill the positions listed below. San Domenico's educational philosophy is anchored by our Dominican values of study, reflection, community, and service. In the Dominican spirit of inquiry and inclusivity, we welcome students and employees of all faiths and backgrounds. 

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please. For questions, please email hr@sandomenico.org.


Director of High School Admissions

Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Beginning July 1, 2017

Download a PDF with more information about this position.

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people

Purpose Statement

The Director of High School Admissions reports directly to the Head of School and serves on the Upper School Administrative Team and on the All-School Senior Administrative Council. Very importantly, this person will be a member of a cross-departmental leadership team that includes the Director of K-8 Admissions, the Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Director of Advancement. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative decision-making skills are essential for success in this position. The Director serves on the Finance committee and the Marketing committee of the Board of Directors and other committees of the Board in consultation with the Head of School.

Responsibilities of the Director of High School Admissions

  • Oversees all aspects of the high school admissions process, from generating domestic and international inquiries to enrolling qualified day and boarding students
  • Continues the implementation of coeducation in the Upper School; increase enrollment to 320+ students, and expand our international and domestic geographic diversity
  • Serves as the primary outreach ambassador to all prospective families – local, regional, national, and international – regarding the distinctive mission, vision and values of San Domenico School
  • Manages efforts to support student retention and re-enrollment of current high school students for the succeeding year with a continued focus on retaining current San Domenico grade 8 students for our high school
  • Oversees the setting of long-term and short-term enrollment goals that utilizes a data-driven approach to enrollment management
  • Closely collaborates with the Marketing and Communications team and the Assistant Director of High School Admissions/Communications Coordinator to create a thoughtfully researched marketing strategy
  • Closely collaborates with the Director of K-8 Admissions to oversee all admissions, financial aid, and long-term enrollment planning, and to assure that enrollment management efforts are aligned across all school levels
  • Management responsibility of the High School Admissions team that includes the Assistant Director/Communications Coordinator, the Assistant Director/International Student Recruitment Coordinator, and the K-12 Enrollment Systems Manager
  • Works in partnership with the school’s CFO/Director of Financial Aid and the Financial Aid Committee to assure the appropriate allocation of the school’s financial aid resources
  • Builds relationships with San Domenico faculty, staff, current parents, former parents, and alumni for recruitment, enrollment, and retention efforts
  • Works closely with the Director of Strategic Initiatives to successfully implement the goals of the School’s strategic plan, SD2021, particularly those issues relating to enrollment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Energetic personality with a positive attitude and a deep commitment to students of all backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability at teamwork and the willingness, flexibility and skills to successfully take on multiple and varying assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a range of constituents
  • Knowledge of and experience in international admissions including international travel, recruitment, and developing relationships with various international constituencies such as students, parents, consultants, and agents
  • Experience in day and boarding school admissions
  • An understanding of the western United States boarding school market and familiarity with San Francisco Bay Area feeder schools is a plus
  • An adept strategic thinker with proven success in creating and implementing a strategic admissions plan
  • Solid project management skills and proven ability to oversee several projects concurrently and meet deadlines effectively
  • Excellent at public speaking, written communication and possessing strong cross-cultural interpersonal skills; the ability to present the School in a positive way to diverse populations
  • Skilled in the use of admissions related software applications such as Filemaker, Excel, and School and Student Services By NAIS (SSS)
  • A sense of humor, passion for all aspects of independent school life, and a deep understanding of - and appreciation for - adolescent intellectual, social, and emotional development
  • Ability to warmly and enthusiastically engage with prospective parents and students in a very “high touch” approach to building relationships with best-fit families
  • A commitment to the Mission, goals, and values of San Domenico School

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including daily lunch, medical/dental/vision/403b retirement plan.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and resume describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements via email to hr@sandomenico.org or mail to:

Director of Human Resources
San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Director of High School Admissions position

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusivity at www.sandomenico.org/inclusivity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
No phone calls please. 

No phone calls please.


Director of Advancement

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people

Purpose Statement

The Director of Advancement will energize and inspire the generosity of our dedicated alumni and parent communities. Given the exciting initiatives already underway at San Domenico, this represents an extraordinary opportunity for a passionate individual to join a highly regarded independent school in the Bay Area during a period of visible growth and positive change. The successful candidate will be one who connects with and appreciates the Dominican spirit of inquiry and inclusivity. S/he will be able to clearly and captivatingly articulate what makes San Domenico such an exceptional place, and lead their current team of four in building the school’s fundraising base at all levels. 

The new Director of Advancement will be a key partner within the senior administrative team, charged with growing unrestricted annual fundraising and broadening the financial support base at all levels. San Domenico School’s recent success extending its coeducational enrollment to the high school level offers ample opportunity to emphasize and capitalize on the School’s distinctive Dominican culture of inclusion, as well as its strengths of developing character and integrity, to complement its elite academic offerings.

The DOA will leverage the observance of the 50th anniversary of the School’s current campus to build significant support and an enhanced volunteer base, to deepen and broaden programs and constituencies, and to integrate fundraising messaging with San Domenico’s academic, admissions, social, community, and extracurricular offerings.

San Domenico benefits from the dynamic leadership of Head of School Cecily Stock (Class of ’77) and strong commitment of the Board, administration, and volunteers. The early success of the coeducational high school and recognition of San Domenico School’s independent school leadership suggest a propitious time for the new Director of Advancement to guide ambitious targeted capital and endowment initiatives. 

Responsibilities of the Director of Advancement

  • Engage the Board of Directors in fundraising goals and initiatives, partnering with the Advancement Committee to meet annual support, capital, endowment, and planned giving goals;
  • Demonstrate a strong external and strategic focus in support of the School’s Strategic Plan;
  • Be a natural team-builder. Effectively motivate, manage, and evaluate the Advancement team across programming in major gifts, the annual fund, events, planned giving, research, stewardship, and the database;
  • Sustain and enhance current development, alumni relations, and parent programming that further engage the generosity and resources of the community;
  • Formulate leadership gift solicitation strategies emphasizing endowment and capital project priorities;
  • Prepare annual development reports, goals, and future plans for approval by the Head of School;
  • Cultivate a culture of gratitude and philanthropy across all constituencies to increase annual giving participation and dollars;
  • Liaison with the Parent Service Association on key friend/fundraising events;
  • Ensure prompt and accurate pledge recording, acknowledgements, and compliance with school policy and philanthropic best practices;
  • Collaborate with school-level directors, teachers, the admissions office, and the marketing and communications office on programming and fundraising communication materials that grow the School’s visibility and reputation in alignment with the Strategic Plan;
  • Identify, research, and execute on corporate and foundation funding opportunities;
  • Serve as an effective mentor and communicate with different personalities and cultures as an articulate and visible spokesperson of San Domenico’s mission and programs. 

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Advancement team

Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in related field, with advanced degree preferred;
  • Seven to ten years of leadership fundraising experience, including campaign planning and management, ideally in an independent school, college, or university;
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to raise six and seven-figure gifts;
  • Experience in creating departmental budgets and in supervising development and  constituent relations administration;
  • Possess confidence, patience, and a sense of humor that complements San Domenico’s culture and mission;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Deep knowledge of a relational database such as Raiser’s Edge, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, AD&D, Life, 403(b) plan with matching, daily lunch.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one e-mail and as separate documents, preferably as PDFs, the following materials:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in and suitability for the position at San Domenico School
  • Current resume with Education, Experience, and Related Professional Experience
  • Personal statement
  • List of five references with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of each to: 

Gary.dicovitsky@carneysandoe.com | John.Clark@carneysandoe.com

Gary Dicovitsky | John clark
Senior Search Consultants
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
44 Bromfeld Street, Boston, MA 02138
www.carneysandoe.com

PDF with more information. No phone calls please.

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.


Off-Campus Resident Life Faculty (0.75 FTE)

(Approx. 30 hours per week) Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Who we are

At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people.

Purpose Statement

San Domenico has approximately 115 boarding students (boys and girls) in grades 9 –12, which makes up about half of the Upper School student body. The Residential Life Faculty supports San Domenico’s mission by supervising and supporting the dorm students. A Resident Faculty is a contracted employee of the school who supervises and supports our dorm students who live on campus, following standards outlined in the Resident Faculty Expectations (see below). Resident Faculty are responsible for approximately 115 international and domestic boarding students and contribute to the overall well being of the dorm and school community. Resident Faculty provide supervision and advising that support the intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth of the students. A Resident Faculty serves as a role model, mediator, and mentor. It is essential for Resident Faculty to maintain a high level of visibility when on duty.

Job responsibilities of an off-campus Resident Faculty

  • Attend weekly Resident Faculty meetings
  • 2 or 3 Weeknights: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm: Duties include:
    • Attend dinner on campus
    • Supervise evening study hall: responsible for 20+ students, making sure they are in their rooms, staying on task, occasionally helping with assignments
    • Available to listen and offer a healthy, supportive adult presence
    • Check in students at prescribed curfews including, in-dorms, in-room, and lights out.
    • Administer prescription and over the counter medications as needed and communicate with health services
    • Write a nightly duty log of events
  • Two or three weekends per month, working two to three eight hour shifts. Shared responsibilities of driving off campus trips, being on campus for boarding student supervision
  • Occasional weekends special events, supervision or extra driving
  • Communicates with the families, guardians, teachers and the Upper School counselor about concerns or issues regarding students in the dorms.
  • Required to be on duty for all events associated with both the opening and closing weekends of the school year.
  • Some additional holiday duties each semester. Responsibilities may include departure and arrival for major holidays, checking students out or in, or driving shuttles to and from the Marin County Airporter.
  • Know and enforce the rules as listed in both the Boarding Program Student Handbook and Resident Faculty Handbook.
  • Ensures that assigned dorm remains clean, safe, organized. Make technology or maintenance reports when necessary and alerts the director when a report is made.
  • Resident Faculty are responsible to read and understand the emergency protocols in the emergency preparedness manual and respond appropriately.
  • Follows all protocols in regards to correct communications, walkie-talkies, and check-in and sign out procedures for students.
  • Maintain current certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Any other functions and roles that the Director of Residential Life deems as a necessary part of this position.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or strong academic background
  • Dormitory experience preferred        
  • Experience with and demonstrated interest in teenagers/teen programs
  • Teaching background preferred
  • Must have a valid California drivers license
  • Comfortable driving a large passenger van (must be 25 years old as per insurance requirements)

Desired Skills

  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Have diverse interests and hobbies.
  • Demonstrate skills as an independent yet highly collaborative learner

THIS IS A PART-TIME (0.75 FTE) POSITION

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits package, including: medical, dental, 403(b) plan with matching, meals while on duty.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements to: hr@sandomenico.org

Or mail to:

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: Off-Campus Resident Faculty position

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please.



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