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Temporary Director of Enrollment (Maternity Leave Coverage)

Gateway Public Schools

Job Description:

Gateway Public Schools’ Director of Enrollment is integral to fulfilling our mission of attracting and educating a student body that represents the diversity of San Francisco. Gateway Public Schools is seeking a temporary Director of Enrollment for the period from March 11- June 30, 2019. During this time period, the Director of Enrollment will be working to enroll and welcome the incoming classes of Gateway Middle School and Gateway High School.

Key responsibilities include the following:

  • Sending registration and enrollment packets to newly admitted students.
  • Maintaining organized and accurate records of wait pool, enrollment, and registration on online systems and hard copies.
  • Following up with families when paperwork is incomplete.
  • Responding to enrollment inquiries, leading tours and organizing welcome events.
  • Scheduling and administering assessment testing for newly enrolled students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key ambassador for Gateway Public Schools to prospective students and families, other schools and educators, student service providers, and the general public by warmly and positively articulating Gateway’s mission, programs, and commitment to community.
  • Manage all events related to student enrollment including school tours, letters of acceptance and wait pool, family and student orientations, placement testing, etc. Engage and coordinate with Gateway’s principals and staff throughout the process.
  • Work collaboratively with a strong group of parents and staff to assist in enrollment programs.
  • Maintain Gateway’s enrollment database and ensure all information is captured in accordance with school and state protocols.
  • Coordinate with registrars at both schools to facilitate continuity and accuracy of student data.

Key Competencies (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Work Demands):

  • Commitment to Gateway’s mission: belief that all students can be successful, strong respect for the value of diversity, commitment to providing opportunities and experiences for students and families who are historically underrepresented in a variety of college and professional fields.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of audiences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a wide variety of audiences. Good people-person.
  • Able to work independently, collaboratively as part of a team, and to organize student and adult volunteers.
  • Experience managing large mailings.
  • Excellent organizational, research, planning, writing and implementation skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and initiative.
  • MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Google Apps, and FileMaker Pro proficiency and web competency strongly preferred, including data management/presentation and mail merge; ability to synthesize and present data in tables, graphs, etc.
  • Experience with SchoolMint and PowerSchool preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual candidates and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply
  • BA degree
  • Ability to be available for evening enrollment events 

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter specifically explaining your interest in the work we do at Gateway Public Schools and why you are a great fit for this position, as well as a resume, and letters of recommendation and/or references to the following:

Andrea Tacdol at     
Gateway Public Schools
Attn: Andrea Tacdol
1430 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

No calls please.

About Gateway Public Schools:

Gateway Public Schools’ mission is to prepare a broad range of learners for success in college and beyond. As model, public charter schools, we are committed to serving a student population that reflects the diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area including a special emphasis on students with diagnosed learning disabilities, and helping each and every one of our students get into college and thrive. We believe that all students are capable of learning at high levels when schools pair high expectations and a school-wide understanding that students learn differently. At Gateway, we combine a rigorous academic program with an approach where the individual talents, strengths, and needs of our learners are identified and supported. In addition to providing high quality public education to our students, we seek to accomplish two important broader goals:

  1. By ensuring that each of our students (more than 80% of whom are students of color, more than 40% are first-generation college-bound, and more than 25% have diagnosed learning disabilities) has post-secondary opportunities, we hope to help change the demographics of the college-bound population in San Francisco;
  2. By serving as model public schools, we hope to demonstrate that public education can and does work for diverse learners, share our best practices, and, as such, serve as a change agent within the public sphere.  

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Gateway Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.