Emergent Academy seeks an experienced individual to fill a full-time Director of Admission and Enrollment Management role beginning this fall. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Admission is a dynamic leader and the chief enthusiast for Emergent’s principles, values and culture. We are looking for an individual who can build, execute and measure a strategic recruitment process to meet enrollment targets. You must be able to identify and manage the entire enrollment process from recruitment to re-enrollment and exmissions.
Candidates who do not currently live in Austin must be able to learn the local educational and tech community scene quickly. This is a full-time, year-round position located in the Rollingwoodneighborhood of Austin, Texas.
WHO WE ARE
Emergent Academy believes today's students are natural investigators, researchers and synthesizers of information. We provided a personalized, blended-learning program for children in first through eighth grade. Our curriculum and culture unleashes students’ passion for learning, accelerates their achievement, and fosters their social-emotional growth. We offer an academic program for students and their families who want to be part of a new model of education, one that champions a learner-centered approach supported by technology.
The Director of Admission and Enrollment Management will play a leadership role in the creation of a school that is eager to offer the benefits of a progressive education to students in Austin, Texas. The school will grow incrementally over the years until it serves approximately 150 students from ages 6 to 14. While the school has its roots serving families active in Austin’s tech community, the school appeals to any family seeking a relevant and rigorous academic program. The Director will oversee all aspects of the admissions process for new students, including enrollment management and must be able to build a funnel of applicants that are a good fit for the school. The Director will also play a key role in building and implementing marketing strategies, as well as co-chair the Financial Aid Committee. Candidates should enjoy working with children and be able to work collaboratively with school staff. This is a one-person office and the Director will perform all enrollment related administrative duties.
Manage and execute every stage of the admission process for new students from inquiry to enrollment in collaboration with other members of the leadership team.
Maintain enrollment management system and manage re-enrollment.
Development and execution of strategic and aggressive enrollment plan.
Utilize both standard and creative new strategies and tactics to achieve enrollment goals.
Oversee all aspects of the admissions office from the creation of an admissions budget to publications.
Lead all recruitment events including open houses, private tours and other community events.
Understand the primary and secondary education market in the Austin area.
Build relationships with local schools, especially Montessori schools, that are a potential funnel to Emergent.
Manage the re-enrollment and admissions processes.
Manage student records.
Co-chair the Financial Aid Committee.
WHAT WE BRING
Emergent Academy is a team of innovative educators that have a deep commitment to our work. We believe the quality of our school must match the potential of our students. We get things done and believe that in our highly collaborative environment that anything is possible. All of our decisions are made through the lens of what is best for our students. We work hard, face tough questions without ego, are results oriented, and have high expectations for ourselves and our students.
$90K/year full-time Start Date: October 2017 Location: Austin, Texas
To qualify, please provide a resume/CV demonstrating the required experience and skills. From there, we require the completion of pre-interview work assignment – a thoughtful response to which will require investing 1-2 hours of preparation time. We find both the willingness to invest this time – coupled with the insights we derive from the answers – help us find the truly capable and passionate candidates. Qualified applicants who pass this review will be phone screened, and finalists will conduct interviews with our leadership team. Emergent Academy is an EOE and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or physical handicap in its employment practice.
Master’s Degree (preferred) or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
Three to five years of experience in an admissions, marketing-related or sales field with indication of growth and proven track record of success.
Experience with recruitment, admissions, or a similar field.
Background in communications and/or public relations.
Personable and ability to engage with prospective families.
Strong track record of recruiting.
Minimum two years of experience in admission at an independent school or college/university.
Ability to grow student population from 35 to 150 students
Knowledge of an enrollment management systems and social media.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Entrepreneurial attitude and approach.
Willingness to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
Ability to connect with and foster diverse and inclusive networks -- plus if already plugged into Austin entrepreneur scene.
Core skills and capabilities
Diverse and flexible skillset capable of delivering success in operations, finance, and logistics
Charismatic leader who can navigate a rapidly changing organization
Clear thinker with outstanding written and verbal communication skills
A passionate storyteller who can translate the magic of Emergent Academy to prospective families
Can-do attitude and ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced work environment
Someone who understand the need for confidentiality and discretion and integrity regarding private family financial and personal data
Emergent Academy believes today's students are natural investigators, researchers, and synthesizers of information. We believe that the one-size-fits-all, studying the same thing, at the same time, in the same way model is outdated and hinders success. Emergent School’s mission is to inspire each child who enters our doors to find the spark that will set them on their life's journey. Emergent has... developed a nascent and evolutionary model for advancing students. Emergent’s 8th graders are passing community college English courses and 5th graders and are tackling 8th grade math courses. These results are possible because of Emergent Academy’s student-directed, multi-subject and experiential approach to student learning.