The Madeira School is seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions to join its Admissions Office. Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, the Assistant plays a vital role in recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students for the Madeira School.
Responsible for a percentage of the total inquiry pool. Identify active candidates, coordinate completion of the application process, interview visiting families, manage yield process.
Regularly reports status of progress toward admission goals.
Works to identify opportunities for expansion of recruiting in targeted regions, including creative collaboration with alumnae groups, parent volunteers, development officers, educational consultants, school placement counselors and other constituents.
Travels to assigned territory for admissions fairs, meeting prospective candidates and their families, meeting placement counselors and other school officials/consultants and building relationships.
Reviews and reads applications; interviews prospective students; responds to applicant inquiries; and counsels prospective girls and their families regarding the admissions process, test taking strategies, curriculum, etc.
Manages all aspects of the application process, and continually update prospective families.
Assists in planning, coordinating, and executing high-quality Admission programs, including Revisit days, Open House and other programs on and off campus; responsible for assigned admission events from planning to implementation
Continually identifies ways to learn more about Madeira by acting as an engaged member of the school community; visiting classes, serving as an advisor, participating in weekend duty activities, attending community meeting time, etc.
Independently manages Admission projects as assigned (examples: managing the student tour guide program, coordinating marketing and communication efforts, etc.).
Review and be aware of new recruitment and admission initiatives used by other schools and introduce them to Madeira team.
Assist with answering incoming phone calls and emails in a timely and professional manner, entering student data, pulling and analyzing reports, and preparing scheduled mass mailings.
Bachelor's degree required
Two years of work experience, preferably in admission at an independent, boarding and/or single sex education; or relevant corporate experience.
Event planning experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a high-performing team with exceptional initiative and judgment.
Strong marketing skills and customer-service orientation.
Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally; extensive travel required
Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and/or single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Ability to think quickly and work hard, often demonstrating a work ethic that exceeds a 40 hours work week.
About The Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.