Admissions Administrative Assistant @ Abraham Joshua Heschel School

Admissions Administrative Assistant

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an independent Jewish day school named in memory of one of the great Jewish leaders, teachers, and activists of the 20th century and dedicated to the values that characterized Rabbi Heschel’s life: intellectual exploration, integrity, love of the Jewish people and tradition, and a commitment to social justice. The Heschel School is a pluralistic, egalitarian community that includes families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, practices, and beliefs. Boys and girls, men and women participate equally in all aspects of the school’s religious, intellectual, and communal Life.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is currently seeking an Admissions Administrative Assistant (Grades Nursery-12). Applicants should be highly organized and detail-oriented. Ideal candidates will have experience working in independent schools, admissions, marketing, and database management. Proven organizational and management skills are required, as is being a people person. The successful candidate will report to the Co-Directors of Admissions and the Head of School, and will act as part of a team in which commitment to the School’s mission and to its prospective/current families are paramount.

The position is full time and year long
The 40-hour weekly schedule will be decided in consultation with your supervisors
Salary commensurate with prior relevant work history and skills

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Responding to parent inquiries
Scheduling student and parent interviews and managing admissions calendar
Helping to organize accepted student revisit days
Maintaining admissions data for external and internal purposes
Sending recommendations for students leaving including applications to public high school
Maintaining student and applicant databases with generation of lists and reports
Coordinating interview calendars for all prospective parents and students
Issuing tuition contracts for new families
Helping to coordinate new parent receptions and prospective parent or other visitor tours including invitations, reminders, ordering food and set-up.
Weekly phone reception duty
Coordinating and maintaining financial aid applications, materials and files
Meet weekly with Co-Directors of Admissions to review the upcoming week’s calendar
Assist at school fairs and other admissions events
Assist in research and creation of admissions report
Other general office support needed

Qualifications and Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree is required
Applicants must be able to work collaboratively, maintain confidentiality, and work hard with
purpose and joy
Excellent written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
Ability to multitask and proven success in handling a busy office
Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Google Workspace
Willingness to help other departments
Comfort in interacting with children
Demonstrated commitment to the school’s mission
Enthusiasm, passion, sense of humor, and strong work ethic
Flexibility to work evenings for admissions’ events

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter and resume. To apply, follow this link:

Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-10-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 94 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Admissions Associate
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Abraham Joshua Heschel School
30 West End Avenue
New York , New York 10023


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