Director of Admissions

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school, Southwestern Academy is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as the Director of Admissions to begin August 1, 2024 or sooner.

This search is being conducted exclusively by Ben Irie, Search Consultant. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your email and cover letter to

Please do not contact Southwestern Academy, all interested candidates will be directed to CalWest.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Extensive sales and marketing experience are required.
  • Experience at an international, independent, and boarding school is a plus.
  • Administrative experience in a school setting is preferred, experience in a school admissions office is a plus.


  • Plan, direct, and coordinate Admissions Department efforts in recruiting and enrolling new students and retaining current students.
  • Reviewing and interpreting applicant information, including test scores, extracurricular activities, and grades.
  • Helping to lead the admissions decision-making process as student applications are evaluated and accepted.
  • Providing students, parents, and guardians with information regarding admissions requirements and processes, financial aid applications, enrollment issues, or other procedures.
  • Engaging in the recruiting process by planning, coordinating, and overseeing promotional events, campus tours, student interviews, and other admissions activities.
  • Promoting Southwestern Academy to prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, and referral organizations both internationally and domestically.
  • Traveling internationally and domestically, representing the school at conferences and fairs.
  • Identifying and communicating trends, changes, and other necessary information to administration when indicated.
  • Directing the update, revision, and preparation of all admissions materials.
  • Supervising, hiring, coaching, and evaluating admissions staff members.
  • Developing marketing strategies.

Salary Range

$ 70,000 – $ 80,000

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