The Director of Admissions is responsible for recruiting, evaluating, and enrolling students in the school’s day and boarding program for boys in grades 6 through 12. The Director is expected to do the following:
Demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm, dedication, professionalism, knowledge, and affability.
Identify new approaches and opportunities to cultivate inquiries and applications.
Manage recruiting activities.
Develop referral resources and networks (educational consultants, alumni, parents) and build relationships that enhance understanding of The Phelps School.
Identify, schedule, and represent Phelps at school admission/recruiting fairs.
Build relationships with feeder schools – visit placement directors and heads of schools, attend open houses.
Help create and implement marketing strategies.
Convert inquiries into applications.
Respond to inquiries promptly.
Assess prospective student “fit” through initial contacts and conversations.
Schedule campus visits and interviews.
Follow up effectively.
Convert applications into appropriate enrollments.
Interview prospective students and parents.
Record student information in admissions database.
Introduce prospective students and parents to others in the Phelps community who can encourage and support them as they make final enrollment decisions.
Facilitate all processes pertaining to tuition and fees, need-based assistance, academic placement, class scheduling, etc.
Support retention and re-enrollment processes.
Serve in other capacities as needed to support students and programs: advisor, coach, dorm parent.
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Boarding school marketing and admissions experience strongly preferred
Excellent writing, speaking, listening skills
Friendly, outgoing personality
Ability to multitask, prioritise, attend to details, complete projects on time, plan and support special events