The Peck School, an independent, coed, K-8 elementary school located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a part-time Admissions Testing Administrator to conduct individual screenings to student applicants for grades K-2.
The Admissions Testing Administrator will work alongside 3 members of Peck’s Admissions Team to recruit, admit, and enroll qualified students who come from families that share the core values of the school. The administrator will specifically play an important role in projecting each applicant’s academic, social, and emotional readiness for Peck. The administrator will conduct individual screenings to children applying to grades K-2. Upon completion of the screening, he/she will interpret the results and report current achievement and future potential to the appropriate Admissions Committee. This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced early elementary educator who understands pedagogy, child development, a range of teaching methods, and varied learning styles. The proctor should have an understanding of the progressive acquisition of preschool and early elementary academic skills, as well as age appropriate behaviors. He/she should be personable, warm, patient, flexible, and a good communicator. The administrator should have the ability to develop a quick, positive rapport with children, in addition to the capability of providing a high touchpoint experience for prospective parents. Former experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, learning consultant, and/or licensed psychologist is required.
Qualifications & Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree or greater
Ability to connect with young children and evaluate overall developmental performance/readiness (social, emotional, academic)
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to work independently and self motivate, as well as serve as a contributing, collaborative member of a larger team
Strong communication skills
Ability to embody Peck’s mission and core values when interacting with internal and external community members
Experience with assessments that measure academic achievement and cognitive abilities is preferred, such as Woodcock-Johnson, DIBELS/Acadience Reading, etc.
Orton Gillingham training is preferred
Former experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, learning consultant, and/or licensed psychologist is required
Administer individual screenings to applicants for grades K-2
Assess, interpret, and summarize each applicant’s academic achievement and future potential; project readiness for program
Report applicant screening results to appropriate Admissions Committees
Serve on the Kindergarten and Lower School Admissions Committees
Maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of admissions related work (ie. applicant screening results, family information, office matters, admissions decisions, etc.); ensure absolute discretion and professionalism
Provide a safe, well supervised environment for student screenings
Attend Kindergarten Playgroups as needed
Attend school related meetings/events as needed
Other duties as assigned
Part Time Details:
Screening season begins in November and runs through February
Screenings take place on designated weekday mornings (between the hours of 8:30am – noon); 3 days per week
Occasional screenings will need to be conducted in March-June; to be scheduled as needed
Attendance at ~10 admissions committee meetings between December-February is required
This position reports to the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume along with names and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Erin Ceder Director of Admissions & Financial Aid The Peck School 247 South Street Morristown, NJ 07960 firstname.lastname@example.org
* Competitive part-time salary
About The Peck School
About the Peck School
The Peck School is a coed, K-8, independent school in Morristown, NJ. Since its founding in 1893, Peck has stood for excellence in education. While Peck prides itself on rigorous academic programs, it is committed to developing students with a strong sense of community and moral responsibility. In 2015, under the leadership of the new Head of School, Andrew Delinsky, Peck embarked on a thoughtful and inclusive process to define a vision for continued excellence grounded in Peck’s proud history and traditional values. The resulting strategic plan and subsequent master plan outlined the evolution of a successful Peck School model, one that strengthens its programs and reimagines its facilities in the spirit of academic excellence with a continued emphasis on the importance of fostering connections and building community. This plan requires significant investment to reimagine Peck’s campus facilities and to support a vibrant, innovative and integrated learning community.