About Léman: Léman Manhattan Preparatory School was established in the heart of downtown in 2005 to bring a new vision to New York City's K-12 independent school landscape — one defined by global context, personalized learning, and innovation. Throughout our history, we have built a strong school community recognized not only for exceptional academic outcomes, teaching excellence, and international diversity, but a genuine warmth felt from the moment you step through our front door.
Nestled in the heart of New York’s most historic neighborhood, the Financial District, Léman enrolls students from age 12 months through 12th grade and is NYC’s first and only high school boarding program. As an International Baccalaureate World School, Léman offers rigorous academics in a diverse and inclusive setting with a student body representing more than 50 countries of origin. Faculty and staff at Léman are collaborative and committed to helping each student achieve their personal best.
Léman offers an attractive benefits program including health, dental, vision, retirement and tuition remission, as well as generous PTO including major holidays, school breaks, and additional vacation and personal days. Our dedicated and compassionate people, unparalleled facilities, daily chef-prepared lunch, fitness center and pools, and comprehensive benefits package make Léman an engaging and rewarding place to find community and build a career.
We’re looking for a detailed-oriented and responsive Admissions & Communications Assistant to join our growing team! This role is a critical position on the Enrollment Management team, the department responsible for attracting new families to Léman and communicating our unique school attributes. As the Admissions & Communications Assistant, you’ll greet visiting families, guide families through the application process, help organize admissions events, write school communications, post to social media, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn the inter-workings of a school and grow your communications skills.
This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Head of Communications & Enrollment Management. The Admissions & Communications Assistant is part of a 10-person Enrollment Management team that also includes six admissions professionals, an Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, and a Digital Communications Coordinator.
Key Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
Support day-to-day operations of the Admissions and Communications functions at Léman
Serve as a visible point of contact for applicant families in the admissions process
Convey Léman’s warmth and school spirit to visitors and support families with questions about the application process
Correspond with families in a service-oriented manner about the status of their application and upcoming admissions deadlines and events
Process student applications and ready files for Committee Review
Assist Admissions team members in scheduling parent interviews and student assessments
Collaborate with Admissions, IT and Facilities to manage event logistics for admissions tours, community building events and special projects
Report on admissions data and trends from internal systems and outside research
Write and design school emails, newsletters and social media posts about school developments and news
Attend school events as needed to take photos or videos
Make edits to school website to reflect ongoing school initiatives and convey our school spirit
Manage school calendar, emergency alert system, parent and faculty/staff directory and enrollment and admissions databases
Maintain photo and video archive; source content for marketing and promotional materials as requested
Oversee sourcing and ordering of branded school items that drive school spirit
Manage departmental calendar and schedule for Head of Communications & Enrollment Management
Other duties as assigned by the department head
Required Qualifications & Skills:
At least two years of experience in marketing, communications, school admissions or related field
Professional, service-oriented approach; reliable and responsive
Flexible and effective at juggling multiple projects at the same time
Able to anticipate questions and potential challenges; resourceful in finding solutions
Effective at collaborating with many departments and individuals across the school
Detail-focused and able to learn and grow from mistakes
Superb writing and verbal skills
Tech-savvy and proficient with all Google Suite applications and MS Office
Able to attend evening and weekend school events as needed
We’re excited to learn about you! Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter that speaks to your interest in admissions and communications and the experience that makes you qualified for this role to Paige Murphy, Head of Communications & Enrollment Management at [email protected].
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.
As an affiliate school of Nord Anglia Education, Léman Manhattan is the only independent PreK-12 school in New York City with established sister campuses in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Our ability to provide students with international learning opportunities is unmatched.
The vision for Léman Manhattan draws deeply from our namesake and sister school, Collège du Léman, one of the world’s most renowned Swiss boarding schools located on the outski...rts of Geneva, with a nearly sixty-year history of educating the sons and daughters of the world’s leaders in business, politics and the arts. Together with Léman International School in Chengdu, China, College du Léman and Léman Manhattan operate as a unique consortium of schools that provide students with a truly “Three Campus, One School” experience.