Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Admissions Associate and Residential Advisor Job Starting in Summer 2021 with The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Position description

This full-time position represents an extraordinary opportunity. With mentorship from experienced SEGL faculty and the Founder and Head of School, this position offers an opportunity for a first year teacher to work with outstanding students both inside and outside the classroom, and to take on meaningful and instructive administrative roles. In this position you will work primarily with the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid on student recruitment, admissions and enrollment, financial aid, and promoting the program and with the Residential Dean on residential life programming. 


About The School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Located in Washington, DC, The School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) is a semester-long residential program for a diverse group of 24 intellectually motivated high school juniors from across the United States. The program selects students who have shown outstanding character, promise for leadership, and scholastic ability and provides them with a unique curriculum that emphasizes ethical thinking, leadership development, and international affairs. In the Spring of 2020, SEGL opened a second site on the campus of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. More information is available at www.schoolforethics.org. 

Mission Statement

To provide intellectually motivated high school juniors who represent the diversity of the United States with the best possible opportunity to shape themselves into ethical leaders who create positive change in our world.


  • Traveling regularly from October - January to visit our sending schools, recruit students, and promote our programs 
  • Promoting programs remotely via zoom and other digital platforms 
  • Serving as a main point of contact for sending schools, prospective students and parents, incoming students and parents, and current SEGL families
  • Making admissions decisions for all SEGL programs
  • Assisting with financial aid decisions
  • Researching new schools and geographic regions for admission outreach
  • Working as the main point person on SEGL’s marketing materials, including our social media presence 
  • Working with the Residential Team on student life programming 
  • Living in an on-campus apartment 

Additional Responsibilities

  • 2-3 student advisees each semester 
  • Regular evening and weekend dormitory supervision 
  • Additional administrative/residential responsibilities as determined during the hiring process


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent writing skills; writing sample required.
  • Comfortable and skilled public speaker 
  • Fully dedicated to accomplishing SEGL’s mission.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, start up environment.
  • An independent, outside-the-box thinker.
  • Flexible and collaborative in a variety of circumstances.
  • Willing to accomplish both advanced and menial tasks with a positive attitude.
  • Excited to work as part of a passionate, collegial, mission-driven team that celebrates diversity.

Application instructions

Email a résumé, three references (letters of recommendation not required) with full contact information and their relationship to you, and a letter (see below for guidelines) to both: 

Elizabeth Kildahl, Dean of Faculty: Elizabeth.kildahl@schoolforethics.org

Alexa Adams, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid: Alexa.adams@schoolforethics.org 


Please answer the following questions in your letter, which should be no longer than two single-spaced pages:

  1. Given the position description, what specific strengths would you bring to the SEGL team?
  2. What do you hope to gain from this experience? How will it help you fulfill future goals?
  3. Given your understanding of SEGL, what new ideas and initiatives would help SEGL succeed?


SEGL will begin reviewing applications immediately. Position will begin in Summer 2021. Please direct any questions to elizabeth.kildahl@schoolforethics.org and alexa.adams@schoolforethics.org