Francis W. Parker School, a renowned institution of Progressive education in Chicago, IL, is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and strategic relationship-builder to join them as the new Director of Enrollment and Financial Assistance.

“Our democracy is diverse, and because excellent problem solving results from including a diversity of perspectives, a Parker education is grounded in our commitment to compose the school with people who have different backgrounds, cultures, stories, beliefs and identities, and in our strategies to provide equitable access for all students to the richness of our educational opportunities.”

— Daniel B. Frank, Principal

Procedure to apply


Applications Due
December 1, 2023

Semifinalist Interviews
December 12–14, 2023

Finalist Interviews
January 5–12, 2024

February 2024

Start Date
July 1, 2024

*Approximate dates subject to change


Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender, gender identification, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

The faculty, staff, and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School’s community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School’s mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur. Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents/guardians, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world. Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially as a single PDF file:

  • A cover letter indicating the candidate’s particular interest in and qualifications for the position

  • A current résumé

  • A statement of educational philosophy

  • The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, including at least one recent supervisor. References should speak to the applicant’s ability to be an effective educator and administrator, to work successfully with children, and to work collaboratively and collegially with adults (references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission).

The salary range for this position is $150,000–180,000.

Please direct any questions via email to or by phone at 415-881-7105.