St. Catherine’s School seeks an Associate Director of Admissions to join a collaborative team of five and share the responsibility for recruiting and enrolling mission-appropriate students. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Auxiliary Programs, the ideal candidate will possess strong database skills and demonstrated experience using data for strategic thinking along with exceptional communication skills and the ability to meaningfully engage prospective students and families. This a 12-month per year, full-time position.
Coordinate all aspects of recruitment and retention for Middle School (grades 5-8)
Manage inquiries for Middle School and other grade levels as necessary and engage in daily communication with prospective families via email, phone, and other communication channels
Provide campus tours for prospective families
Schedule and facilitate campus visits for applicants to Middle School
Coordinate and manage Middle School Admissions events (admissions programs, visit days, school visits, testing appointments) and partner with Admissions Coordinator to prepare communications and materials for the events
Manage all aspects of the application process for applicants to Middle School
Coordinate skills assessment test administration for applicants
Maintain the Student Information System (Blackbaud) database records for Middle School candidates
Coordinate admissions correspondence for Middle School candidates
Coordinate aspects of accepting, enrolling and onboarding new students to Middle School with Admissions Coordinator and Director of Admissions, Enrollment & Auxiliary Programs
Generate annual statistical reports regarding admissions and enrollment data for Middle School
Update digital and print materials annually as related to Middle School and other aspects of the school as needed
Coordinate the Middle School Welcome Committee and support all communications and events
Coordinate Middle School Student Admissions Ambassador Program and meet with students for training, tour planning, visit day assistance, etc.
Coordinate the Parent Admissions Ambassador Program to include facilitating annual training, regular communication, and coordinating volunteer opportunities
Coordinate outreach for Middle School to promote recruitment of students to grades 5-8
Serve on Retention Committee
Coordinate the Middle School Admissions Committee
Represent and promote the school at school fairs and other admission events
Serve as a Middle School advisor and/or coach
Some evening and weekend duties are required
Qualified Candidates Should Possess:
Significant and relevant experience with admission, marketing, and enrollment management at an independent school
Commitment to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community
Proficiency with student information systems and databases
Demonstrated knowledge of the strategic relationship that exists between the roles of admissions, marketing, and financial aid and the achievement of enrollment objectives
Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism, and the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and the integrity of the admissions process
Leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, service-oriented office
Demonstrated cultural competency skills to effectively communicate and collaborate across difference
Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and the ability to comfortably, warmly, and effectively engage with large and small groups of adults and/or students in professional or social settings
Strong presentation skills
Superlative organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work both as part of a team and independently to accomplish departmental and individual goals
Positive energy, flexibility and a desire to participate in the life of the school
Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed
Proficiency with student information systems and databases and experience with Blackbaud Enrollment Management preferred
About St. Catherine's School
A leader in girls’ education since its founding in 1890, St. Catherine’s School is deeply committed to developing strong, smart, and confident girls who are prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. With a community of 960 girls age 3 through grade 12, St. Catherine’s combines a warm and supportive learning environment with a well-rounded and challenging curriculum designed to inspire girls to develop courage, explore their passions, and expand their hearts and minds. St. Catherine’s is one of the six member Episcopal schools of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. The School embraces a diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, faith traditions, experiences, and perspectives and cherishes the inclusive nature of its community.
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