• Staff
Jennifer Clinton

Exciting opportunity to develop the enormous potential of young women at a school where girls are empowered to lead.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada.  Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence.  Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women through a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.

Woodlands Academy is seeking an Admission Associate to work in the Office of Admission & Affordability.  This is a full-time, 12-month position. The Admission Associate works as part of a team in a dynamic admissions office in a competitive all-girls, college preparatory day and boarding school.  This position is a mix of administrative/office support, marketing and customer relationship management. The Admission Associate will report to the Director of Admission and Affordability and will join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Schedule and Coordinate campus tours and student visits
  • Event Management in coordination with student and parent volunteers
  • Data entry (familiarity with Senior Systems database preferred but not required)
  • Online Processing of student applications
  • Coordinate with Marketing on website updates, email campaigns and surveys (experience with MailChimp and Survey Monkey preferred)
  • Writing admissions correspondence
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required

Desired Skills/Qualities:

  • Self-motivated, organized, and works well independently
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Required)
  • Experience in database management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with adolescents and adults
  • Work experience in schools or youth programming organizations


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred
  • At least one year of experience in admissions preferred
  • Experience in sales and/or marketing preferred
  • Support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
  • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, discretion, punctuality, and clear, direct, open communication
  • Understanding of adolescents and single gender education
  • When appropriate, engage in the life of the school (presence at assemblies, meeting, events, etc.) 
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Woodlands community
  • Upon employment: completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children training and successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks

Why you should join our community:

  • We offer generous health/dental/vision plans, 403(b) with matching benefits, and flexible spending account 
  • Special holiday breaks, including five days off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for Christmas, and two weeks off for Spring Break
  • Shortened summer hours
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Close proximity to both Chicago and Milwaukee
  • Get to make an impact on the lives of young women

How to apply:

Please complete the application materials listed on the Employment web page of the school’s website at https://www.woodlandsacademy.org/about/employment.  All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, three written references, and a Staff Position Application.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL.  Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.

Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.

*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.