Welcome, Applicant!

Thank you for your interest in a CalWest opening.
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Applying for Position:

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

CalWest’s partner school in Silicon Valley seeks a Associate or Assistant Director of Admissions to start in the Fall of 2021. 


  • Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience in external-facing, people- and goal-oriented roles
  • Experience in admissions and/or the independent school landscape in the Bay Area are strong pluses
  • Expertise in early childhood, primary education, and/or language immersion is highly desirable


  • Shape and execute a targeted recruitment plan to build a diverse pool of well-qualified applicants and ultimately meet or exceed enrollment goals
  • Educate families on the unique value of the school's education in nuanced, compelling ways, and guide families through their journey from inquiry through admission and enrollment
  • Identify “right-fit” students and families through careful, holistic review
  • Ensure every family feels cared for and respected, regardless of admissions outcome
  • Plan and execute high-quality recruitment and yield events that highlight the school's unique value
  • Collaborate with local and global colleagues to tell the school's story and drive interest and demand
  • Build strong relationships with feeder schools, community organizations, educational consultants and other potential sources of right-fit students and families

CalWest and our partner schools are unable to respond to all applicants.

Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing.

Our client schools make the final decisions.

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About CalWest Educators Placement

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If you have questions about the qualifications to apply, please contact us at mysearch@calwesteducators.com.