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Admissions Manager

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School: BASIS Independent Schools
Location: McLean, VA
Date Opened: Feb 21, 2024
Job ID: 4786

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Spring Education Group is a multi-brand education network of superior private school institutions spanning infant care through high school. The network (currently composed of approximately 220 schools) brings together some of the best private school programs in the country, with proven track records educating children through unique and carefully crafted curricula.

BASIS Independent McLean is seeking qualified candidates for an Admissions Manager!

What We're Looking For

As the Admissions Manager, you are responsible for supporting the Admissions team on logistics and administrative detail while overseeing the entire admissions administrative process, making sure it runs smoothly. In this role, you must comfortably wear many hats and embrace the opportunity to grow and expand your skills in a dynamic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization. You will drive results through a tireless work ethic, doing whatever is needed when it is needed to enroll mission-aligned students into our world-class program. This is a fully in-person role with some weekend and evening work required.

Your Primary Responsibilities
  • Conduct comprehensive follow up on those who have registered for and attended Information Sessions, School Tours, or other Admissions events while maintaining a log of all activity.
  • Orchestrate event management, including planning, setting up, and tearing down of events. Purchase refreshments and snacks for events. Ensure all materials are prepared for events, including required forms and admissions folders.
  • Ensure a positive experience for prospective parents and students by providing excellent customer service, including answering applicants' questions throughout the application process.
  • Conduct campus tours.
  • Proctor entrance exams.
  • Facilitate and process billing (marketing, supplies, events, etc.).
  • Work with design team to submit materials to vendors for production and ensure timely delivery of those materials (printouts, signs, etc.).
  • General management of administrative detail, keeping projects on schedule, printing and organizing materials.
  • Write semi-monthly admissions newsletters and targeted email communications for upcoming events.
  • Update and pursue delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines.
  • Order supplies to ensure availability when needed.
  • Compose correspondence/reports as required in support of management team.
  • Open, handle, or disperse mail.
  • Handle all inquiries within own capacity, direct inquiries outside capacity to Director or Admissions.
  • Work well with confidential material, and assure discreet handling of all business and communication.
  • Monitor budgets and expenditures.

Primary Qualifications

Key Competencies:
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial/start-up environment and adapt to changing priorities and needs
  • Big-picture thinker
  • Strong understanding of admissions funnel and how to optimally engage at each stage
  • Organization and high attention to detail
  • Effective oral and written communication

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with administrative experience
  • Demonstrates technical skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite and internet searches
  • Experience in customer service and managing databases for Customer Relationship Management (e.g. HubSpot) and applicant tracking systems (e.g. SmartChoice) preferred


BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary dependent on education and experience.
  • Career growth opportunities focused on continuous learning, mentorship, and professional advancement across our network of schools.
  • Retirement options through which eligible participants may receive a 50% Company match for the first 10% of employee earnings deferred.
  • Three PPO medical plans to choose from, as well as dental and vision insurance.
  • An FSA option that allows for pre-tax dollars to cover medical, dependent care, and transit.
  • Student tuition remission for your children to attend our schools.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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