The director of enrollment management is an integral part of the school’s administrative team and 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 Duties and Responsibilities
The director of enrollment management will:
Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
Formulate admission, and enrollment policies.
Report directly to the head of school and serve as a liaison to the board of trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
Work closely the Business office.
Oversee enrollment management budgets.
Partner with academic departments.
Identify potential donors – graduates, parents, the broader community.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Three to five years of experience in education, preferably in admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively
Demonstrated leadership qualities
The ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
The Kew-Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
The Kew-Forest School is an intimate early childhood through 12th grade learning community that is small by design, inclusive, and globally representative. Kew-Forest provides a safe, nurturing, and intellectually vigorous environment that inspires every student to explore and expand creative interests, to apply courageous and innovative t...hinking, and to become an ethical contributor to ever-widening communities. Kew-Forest students develop the skills necessary for pursuing higher education and for acquiring the essential competencies of a responsible citizen.