The Director of Admissions is responsible for managing enrollment and leading the school's admission programs (early childhood through elementary). In addition, s/he assists with long range and strategic planning. As a senior member of administration, this role reports to the Head of School and is an active contributor to strategic and tactical initiatives. Responsibilities focus on three key areas:
Prepares, implements and evaluates a comprehensive, mission-appropriate recruitment plan for the purpose of attracting, selecting, enrolling, and retaining highly qualified students. Included are setting annual admission targets in accordance with the School’s mission, as well as defining enrollment needs and goals. Supporting families and faculty through the admissions process.
Marketing and communications and research
Maintains statistical and trend reports related to admission, enrollment, and long-term modeling. Oversees outreach, retention, market research, and recruitment strategies. Manages various admission activities including events, prints and digital media as well as brand strategy.
Serves as a superb front-line ambassador for the School. Able to orchestrate and manage an admissions cycle with coordinated events, publications, and outreach efforts. Personally committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and demonstrates this through continual development of cultural competency skills. A capable networker who is proactive in professional development. Excellent project management skills to coordinate daily tasks.
Minimum of five years of Admissions and Financial Aid leadership experience
Strong commitment to education
Self-motivated, problem solver/critical thinker; excellent judgement
Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)
Experienced with research and data literacy
Ability to toggle successfully between strategic thinking and tactical execution
Excellent organizational and project management abilities
Superior interpersonal skills
Unflappable in the midst of chaos
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits, including tuition discount.