Marin Preparatory School is a co-educational, independent bilingual- Spanish/English- school (TK through grade 8) in San Francisco, California. Our enrollment will be approximately 205 students when fully enrolled (2018-19). The school is a blending of progressive and traditional education. The school promotes strong academics with hands-on learning, as well as deep attention to social-emotional intelligence.
The Director of Admission and Enrollment Management is an intimately connected member of the Senior Administrative Team and an ambassador of the school. He/She is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
Essential Job Functions:
Establish a forward-thinking strategic plan that supports the school’s mission through enrollment
Contribute to the school’s mission and values as its ambassador, by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings, and contribute to the school community.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and thelong-term health of the student body:
Admissions management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant toenrollment and beyond)
Research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, includingidentifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
Manage the admission database, Ravenna
Manage recruitment and outreach efforts: develop admission marketing strategies and materials;plan and implement admission events such as Open House, Parents’ Information Night, and Parent Ambassador tours; and partner with diverse communities to conduct strategic outreach.
Oversee all aspects of admission process: coordinate efforts to test, interview, and assess applicants for all grade levels, chair Admission Committees, and communicate admission decisions to applicant families.
Continuously examines Marin Prep’s admissions process and structure to make recommendations for improvement, particularly in domains related to the school’s mission of Spanish Infusion, advancement, inclusivity, and equity goals, in close coordination with staff members who oversee these areas.
Serve as advocate for Marin Prep in the larger community: visits preschools to foster relationships with directors, represents Marin Prep in organizations such as BADA (Bay Area Directors of Admissions) and AISAP (Association of Independent School Admission Professionals) recruiting fairs and meetings.
Work with parent/guardians to welcome new families, including events such as New Families’ Orientation, New Parents’ Wine and Cheese Reception, and the Ice Cream Social and programssuch as Mentor Families, Student Ambassadors, and Parent Ambassadors.
Understand the school’s unique population, culture, and climate and the broader educational environment.
Manage enrollment: re-enrolls current students in conjunction with Business Office, admits all new students, and is responsible for meeting enrollment numbers.
Partner and maintain the platform SSS (School and Student Services) in Tuition Assistance processes and decisions, being sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Oversee admissions budget
Supervise admission staff members.
Maintain all admissions records and files.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in education, preferably in independent school admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding or and written communications and interpersonal skills
Warm personable and approachable affect
Job Type: Full-time
Admissions: 3 years
Spanish speaking is a plus
Additional Salary Information: Full benefit package
Marin Preparatory School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational school offering classes from Transitional Kindergarten currently through sixth grade. MPS will add one grade per year through 8th grade. Our mission is to provide opportunities for students to achieve their personal best, become positive and responsible community members, and to embrace learning, all in a warm and cheerful envi...ronment. We provide a progressive, Spanish-infused educational program that embraces interactive thinking with an experiential academic curriculum. Our goal is to support a child’s curiosity, stimulate a life long desire to seek knowledge, and to build a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and parents. At Marin Preparatory, we strive to make the ordinary, extraordinary.