Position Overview Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a Director of Enrollment to be 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. This position reports directly to the Head of School, is a member of the Administrative team, and is an ambassador of the school.
Provide leadership for enrollment planning, process, management, and student attrition
Successfully enroll students into grades 9–11 that reflect the LWHS mission and commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and inclusion.
Oversee all aspects of admissions events including, but not limited to:
Open Houses (5), Interview Days (2), Incoming Families Welcome Reception and Placement Testing Day (1), Singleton Ice Cream Party (1), Freshman Parent Orientation (1), SSAT testing day (1), “Spotlight on LWHS Performing Arts” event (1), SF Public/Parochial High School Fair at LWHS, Campus ‘shadow’ visit program (Sep–Dec)
Attend Admissions related outreach programs during the school year, including, but not limited to: SF Public/Parochial High School Fair, SF Independent School High School Fair, ABC High School Fair, East Bay High School Fair, Boys and Girls Club Fair, San Mateo H.S. Fair, Coastside Community H.S. Fair
Oversee the Flexible Tuition application process for prospective families, including production of application materials, tracking required forms, serving on the Flexible Tuition committee, and awarding grants to qualified families
Collaborate with CFO and members of the Flexible Tuition committee to ensure equitable and best practices within the program
Ensure active engagement of the Faculty during the admissions process by managing interviewing and file reading committees; Evolve current policies and practices pertaining to Faculty involvement during Admissions process
Create advising groups for incoming 9th grade and transfer students
Consult throughout the academic year with class deans, advisors, Director of Student Inclusion, School Counselors, META team, and Director of Learning Strategies on student issues that might arise, in or out of the classroom
Collaborate with Communications Director to develop brand identity and messaging for LWHS through admissions publications, webpages, and other media vehicles
Create online tools in support of admissions process, including application submission, Open House and event registration, admitted students webpages
Update content on admissions webpages, relevant to LWHS current events and admissions timeline/deadlines
Manage all aspects of design and production of admissions viewbook, application forms (online and print), and other promotional pieces
Cultivate relationships with nonprofit organizations working with underserved youth including: A Better Chance (ABC), Breakthrough Collaborative, First Graduate, Aim High, Summerbridge, and SMART
Cultivate relationships with Bay Area middle school placement counselors and school directors
Represent LWHS during biannual Bay Area Admissions Directors (BAAD) Meetings
Work closely with Institutional Researcher on annual Market Research survey to students and families offered enrollment to gauge their experience of the LWHS admissions process and their high school decision process
Develop quantitative and qualitative survey for 12th graders to assess their LWHS student experience
Maintain statistical and trend data related to enrollment, assessing student demographic data to ensure alignment with the school’s mission
Serve on LWHS administrative teams
Effectively and supportively manage a team of four colleagues and extensive network of parent and student volunteers to foster an inclusive and participatory community
Administrative tasks and ongoing communication with prospective students and families, as needed.
Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess:
A demonstrated commitment to the school’s mission and values.
A bachelor's degree and five years of progressively responsible admissions management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Demonstrated analytical, strategic, and problem solving ability.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to motivate and manage a large parent and student volunteer base.
Experience and success recruiting students and families from diverse, under-represented communities.
Intermediate aptitude with Microsoft Suite and either Ravenna-Admit, inResonance, Senior Systems, or a similar student information database/system.
Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the administration to successfully perform essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job.
In-person attendance and promptness necessary to provide an effective level of instruction and other necessary assistance to faculty and students during normal school hours.
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy.
Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, hear and read during the course of normal work activities.
Able to use computers and other technology tools.
Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time.
How to Apply Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter specifically addressing the questions below, a resume, and contact information for five references. No calls, faxes, or emails please.
Please address the following questions in your cover letter:
How has your experience prepared you for the role of Director of Enrollment as described in the job description?
How do your interests and experience align with Lick-Wilmerding High School's mission.
Applications are due by February 16, 2018. The position begins July 1, 2018.
School Overview Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 500 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
The average full time teacher workload is 62 students, the students are motivated, and the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for faculty and staff.
Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three years of teaching experience at a minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or equivalent experience, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.