The Meadows School invites applications and nominations for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as the Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management. This role requires a highly skilled, innovative leader who will serve as the School’s chief strategist on all matters related to enrollment. This position requires full responsibility for creating, leading and managing a comprehensive enrollment program that incorporates best practices in recruitment, admissions, institutional research, record management, registration and financial aid. This is an exciting opportunity for an enrollment management leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, proven record of implementing best practices, fresh thinking, and an eye for innovation and creativity.
The Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management will be an experienced professional who:
Exemplifies emotional intelligence and care in all interactions with current and prospective families, faculty, and students.
Has high levels of organization and project management experience. The Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management should be highly organized, develop systems and procedures, establish clear standards of accountability, make sound decisions in a timely fashion, and get back to all parents in a timely fashion.
Has prior experience in Admissions in independent, charter, or public schools with a proven track record of success.
Builds trusting partnerships with parents throughout the community in order to garner volunteer support for admissions related initiatives.
Collaborates with colleagues to foster an outstanding educational experience by supporting the school’s faculty & staff through education, dialogue, and a commitment to ensure they receive professional development in Admissions practices.
Exhibits a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent skills in cross-cultural collaboration so that we may continue to foster a culture where everyone in the community can thrive.
Communicates with a visionary outlook and has experience leading institutional growth in Admissions. Successful candidates must be able to speak compellingly to current and prospective families to articulate the school’s mission and philosophy.
Is thoroughly comfortable with technology used to support the administrative requirements of the position. Veracross (or similar systems) experience preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Overseeing all aspects of admissions and is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the execution of a multi-year and annual comprehensive enrollment plan with appropriate goals that include strategies to recruit and enroll students.
Developing annual admissions and financial aid forecasts, predictive models and budgets; building, leading and motivating the appropriate teams to ensure that enrollment goals are met.
Developing and implementing an integrated marketing and communication plan in partnership with the Director of Communications on print and electronic recruiting collateral, using research-based decisions on message and delivery media.
Providing comprehensive statistical and data-informed analyses necessary to make sound policy decisions.
Monitoring and assessing data to evaluate the effectiveness of recruitment efforts including social media, marketing and other emerging technologies that enhance yield with potential students and their families.
Developing and using existing and emerging technologies to communicate and build relationships with students, families, feeder schools, pre-schools and secondary school leadership.
Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the specific programs, services and functions designed to meet institutional objectives related to enrollment management to optimize net tuition revenue.
Evaluating and improving the practices of the student enrollment experience, including timely, effective and positive engagement with students and families throughout the entirety of their experiences with admissions, financial aid and registration.
Ensuring campus compliance with any and all laws (International, Federal State and/or Local) surrounding enrollment management.
Identifying target audiences, establishing enrollment goals and developing and executing effective enrollment management plans designed to attract students.
This position is a full-time, 12-month, staff position beginning the summer of 2021.
About The Meadows School
Pre-K through 12 independent, non-profit, non-sectarian college preparatory school