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26 May 2022

Operations / Administration Director of Admissions

The Lang School
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Admissions Director (K-12)  


The Lang School is a progressive independent school located in lower Manhattan serving grades K-12. Our high potential and gifted learners also have learning challenges, such as ADHD, anxiety, EF difficulties, dyslexia, or high functioning autism. 


Twice-exceptional (“2e”) learners have a unique set of social-emotional and intellectual needs. We meet students where they are in both areas of strength and challenge, and we empower them to achieve their next levels of excellence with research-based supports, acceleration, and a robust Talent Development Program.


Our students are both unique and diverse, and we seek out and celebrate diversity in our community — in our identities (race, ethnicity, gender expression, socioeconomic status), as well as our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


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Role Description:


  • Lead and take part hands-on in the full admissions cycle (inquiry to enrollee);
  • Partner with school leadership, faculty, and therapy team in making admissions decisions consonant with the school’s mission and current practices;
  • Represent the school’s distinctive mission and program with professionalism and passion to prospects, peers, and the general public;
  • Heavy video conference and in-person outreach with prospective families and their child’s service providers (e.g., teachers, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.);
  • Heavy video conference and in-person outreach to referring professionals and schools;
  • Ongoing communication about the status of the entire admissions pipeline with key stakeholders
  • Conduct and convey to school leadership and the board regular analyses of all data indicators of success and aspects of the admissions process to improve (including marketing);
  • Design and host recruitment-oriented events, such as Open Houses for parents and professionals(1 evening/month);


All Staff and Faculty at The Lang School:


  • Take personal responsibility for ensuring that each child is supported, feels embraced by the school community, and excels;
  • Enjoy working with children (especially those who present challenges) and like getting to know and “unravel” the mystery of 2e learners;
  • Proactively seek and integrate feedback.
  • Are intelligent, accomplished, exceptionally committed to their work,and profoundly curious;
  • Have deep knowledge in their area(s) of specialty – in this case, private school admissions trends nationally and locally, gifted and special education programs in NYC, and public and private tuition funding streams. 
  • Have exemplary communication skills, written and spoken;
  • Value diversity in all forms and understand that people learn and grow best in an environment rich in differences — different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, experiences, cultures, abilities, genders, inclinations, interests, expertise, and perspectives;
  • Embrace inclusive practices and an inclusive mindset, extending that mindset to all staff, students, and their families;
  • Are committed to examining their work through an equity lens: looking at the intersections of their identities and the identities of students and colleagues, and reflecting on opportunities to learn and grow in that analysis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, education, or school leadership;
  • Five or more years of experience in student recruitment and admissions (including at least three years at the leadership level);
  • Well versed in current best practices in education (general, special, and gifted) and developmental psychology;
  • Eager and able to quickly become conversant in the school’s mission, programs, practices, and unique characteristics as compared to competitor schools;
  • Driven to identify and enroll only good-fit students and families;
  • Fluent (or ready to become so) in the functions and use of CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce);
  • Fluent in using Google Suite.


Compensation is competitive and based on credentials and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health and life insurance, employer-matched 401K, and ample opportunities for paid professional development.



Please submit a resume and cover letter specific to our population and program to All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 — $175,000.00 per year

The Lang School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lang does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

COVID-19 considerations:

Lang students and staff must get vaccinated (barring medical exclusion) as vaccines become available.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter specific to our population and program to All applicants follow the same process for submitting materials, and we review them using the same lens and rubrics.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration.