Fredericksburg Academy, the leading independent school in the area, is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented, charismatic individual to lead the Office of Admission. The Director of Enrollment Management is an integral member of the administrative team and is responsible for managing all facets of the admission process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Support the mission and beliefs of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s environment and offerings and will contribute to the school community • Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies • Develop, execute, and assess Admission Office policies and procedures, strategies, and goals • Report directly to the Director of Advancement and serve as a liaison to the Board of Trustees regarding admissions and enrollment management • Coordinate and lead all elements of the admission process: o Admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond) o Student retention o Research (analyzing data that affect enrollment) o Marketing • Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach target audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies • Supervise admission office staff • Work closely with the Director of Finance to ensure congruence with budgets and net tuition goals • Build and maintain strong relationships with feeder schools and community organizations that will assist in attracting quality students • Lead student and parent volunteers who participate in the admission process • Communicate clearly, promptly, and enthusiastically to prospective students/families, as well as to all staff
Requirements: • A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred • Three to five years of experience in education, preferably in admissions, or sales and marketing • Ability to think critically and creatively • Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a Board • The ability to lead and work collaboratively with other school community members • Outstanding oral and written communication skills • Participate in weekend and evening events on and off campus as needed
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits package is competitive with industry and regional standards.
Founded in 1992, Fredericksburg Academy’s mission is to inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world. Located halfway between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Fredericksburg Academy provides a strong liberal arts education within a safe, nurturing environment, offering students a breadth of challenging academic experiences th...at prepare them for the country's best colleges and universities. FA is a co-ed, day school enrolling 360 students in PK-12th grade. Visit the school's website to learn more: www.fredericksburgacademy.org