The Director of High School Admissions fully supports the vision of Notre Dame de Sion High School for Girls to meet the established enrollment goals of the school. The primary responsibility of this position is the planning and implementing of all high school recruitment programs and initiatives. In addition to recruitment, the Director works in collaboration with the Senior Director of Enrollment Management and High School administrative team to oversee re-enrollment and retention of current students.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years admissions experience required.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
Significant experience planning and implementing successful marketing and recruitment events.
Strong ability to relate and interact with prospective parents and students in a professional atmosphere, with primary responsibility of communicating the mission of the school and building relationships.
Advanced communication skills to include, public speaking, written communication, and understanding importance of individual interaction and the ability to represent the school well in the school and local community.
Knowledge of Microsoft suite products, specifically Word, Excel, and Power Point required.
Previous use in Blackbaud software strongly preferred, with an ability to learn new computer software as needed.
Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a team environment with demanding deadlines.
Willing to work flexible hours that include evenings and weekends.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Under the supervision of and collaboration with the Senior Director of Enrollment Management, plan and implement all aspects of high school recruitment activities including, but not limited to the annual open house, high school informational evenings, targeted recruitment events held in conjunction with school sporting and art events and shadow visit days.
Develop and maintains relationships with key feeder schools and constituents.
Direct high school admissions process from point of inquiry through enrollment.
Generate and provide regular statistical reports to the Senior Administration Team and Head of School.
Meet with prospective students and their families to convey the school’s mission and promote academic and extracurricular programing.
Work in partnership with the High School Advancement and Alumnae office to promote and maintain legacy and alumnae participation in the recruitment and enrollment process.
Work with Senior Director of Enrollment Management to identify prospective students for scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Work with Assistant Head of High School for Curriculum and Instruction and high school counselors to facilitate the high school placement test, high school placement test prep class, departmental skills assessment testing and High School Bridge Program.
Maintain admissions software data for mailing newsletters, invitations, informational postcards and holiday greetings to prospective fourth through eighth grade girls.
Manage admission software to applications and contracts of incoming freshman, transfer students, and current student re-enrollment with the support of the Senior Director of Enrollment Management, Director of High School Communications and high school front office staff.
Partner with marketing consultant and Senior Administration to design and prepare all recruitment materials. This includes, but not limited to informational brochures, print and electronic invitations, social media initiatives, newsletter communications, admissions specific website, prospective student giveaways, and application materials.
Advise the Student Ambassador organization.
Coordinate and manage student and parent volunteer needs for recruitment events and activities.
Serves on the High School Administrative Team and attends all required HS related events for retention and relationship building with current parent and student community.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use of ladder.
Ability to lift up to 30lbs.
Work in a traditional climate controlled office environment.
The above description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude assignments not mentioned.
Notre Dame de Sion in Kansas City is an independent, Catholic school affiliated with the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph as well as the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. The school is owned by a lay corporation and governed by a board of trustees. The campuses include a college preparatory high school for girls and a co-educational elementary and middle school for students pre-k...indergarten through grade eight. The Catholic value of respect for the worth and dignity of each individual permeates the atmosphere and culture of the school and is reflected in the loving, nurturing relationships that form among the faculty, staff, volunteers, parents, students, and visiting Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion. Generations of Kansas Citians can attest to the importance of what Sion continues to provide: a unique learning environment that reflects the love God has for each person in his/her individuality and for each culture in its distinctiveness. For over a century, Notre Dame de Sion has continued to encourage students and their families to believe they can and DO make a difference in the world by “Educating Minds. Expanding Hearts. Empowering Lives.”