Redwood Day is an independent, diverse K-8 school   |   510.534.0800
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school where students, faculty, and staff all learn together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.

Director of Admissions

Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The Director of Admissions manages enrollment and admissions and represents Redwood Day in all interactions with prospective families and students. The Director connects all areas of enrollment management through collaborative work with colleagues. The Director is an experienced and polished public speaker who can readily convey the distinguishing elements of a Redwood Day education. They oversee all aspects of the admissions processes, including enrollment strategy, tours, open houses, special events, assessments, orientations, and summer buddies for newly enrolled students. The Director also oversees all admissions committees and admissions volunteers. They supervise an Associate Director of Admissions/Director of Tuition Assistance, a seasonal/part-time Admissions Associate, and work collaboratively with the Head of School and Chief Financial and Operations Officer on all strategic and budgetary priorities related to enrollment and retention.
This is a full-time position. The peak admissions season runs from October 1 to April 1; during this time, the Director of Admissions can expect to work some evenings and weekends in addition to the regular work week.
Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in the admissions field; preferably in a K-8 or K-12 independent school environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including significant experience with public speaking
  • Demonstrated proficiency with admission software (we currently use SchoolAdmin)
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity; demonstrated success in enrolling diverse families and students
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
  • Experience with marketing and event management
  • Willingness to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends
  • PK-8 teaching experience
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Ability to engage in difficult conversations with grace
Pay Scale:
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Director of Admissions is between $115,000-140,000, depending on factors such as experience and education.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by May 22, 2024, to, Attn: John Loeser, Head of School.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Redwood Day is an equal-opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with someone who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression or preferred gender, name, or pronoun usage.

Limitations and Disclaimer

The listed job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at will.” All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.

Authorization Employment Status

As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.
3245 Sheffield Ave
Oakland, CA 94602