Upper School Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Golda Och Academy - Upper School
January 2, 2018
West Orange, New Jersey
Full Time - Administration
4 Year Degree
Golda Och Academy is seeking an Upper School Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Director is a member of the Administrative Team and reports directly to and is supervised and evaluated by the Head of School. As a senior leader, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is expected to be a role model, promote professional practices, and embody the values and mission of the School.
Managing the formulation of enrollment goals and lead enrollment initiatives.
Leading and directing the recruitment and admissions program for grades 6-12.
Providing a welcoming environment for new and enrolled students, maintain effective communications with newly enrolled and prospective students and parents, and build lasting relationships with enrolled students and their families.
Under the supervision of the Head of School and in collaboration with the Lower School Admissions Director and Director of Marketing and Communication, planning and implementing materials for recruiting new students.
Building and further utilizing a team of motivated parent ambassadors to provide outreach within the enrolled school community to assist in recruitment efforts.
Working closely with all stakeholders to engage their participation in the school’s recruiting efforts.
Managing prospective student databases
Planning, coordinating and executing tours
Scheduling, coordinating and administering admission testing
Conducting and overseeing admission review of candidates
Composing admissions material such as acceptance letters, applications, teacher recommendation forms, parent communication, faculty and staff communication
Providing data analysis to drive decision regarding enrollment goals
Working with administrators, faculty and staff on retention of current families
Working closely with the CFO regarding financial aid and enrollment process of new families
Attending area school fairs and related community events
Building strong relationships with feeder schools and other individuals and organizations that can contribute to robust enrollment.
Preparing, maintaining, and analyzing statistics regarding recruitment, and alter strategies and approaches to respond to new information.
Working collaboratively to support school-wide recruitment and admission.
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred or commensurate experience.
A minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated success in leading or working at the top levels of the admission process, preferably in a large, independent day school.
An appreciation for the mission and core values of our school.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong leadership/management, organization and interpersonal skills.
An understanding of marketing and public relations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
Good listening skills and sensitivity to the unique needs and concerns of prospective families.
Golda Och Academy is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 525 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.