The Director of Admissions will lead and continuously develop ISG’s processes for attracting and retaining families and enrolling students who are well-matched to our programs. Partnering with the Superintendent and Principals, the Director of Admissions will successfully tell ISG’s unique story to prospective students and parents, both in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and internationally.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to enhance the school’s enrollment management strategies and systems as we maintain our top-tier position in an increasingly competitive international education market.
The Director of Admissions will provide leadership, development, and directions to inaugural alumni relations, advancement, and marketing/communications activities within ISG.
The ideal candidate should have: Master’s degree (preference for Business Management or Educational Leadership); Minimum of five (5) years management experience in an equivalent role in the education sector; Marketing experience in an international context; Exceptional IT skills, including a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and Google Docs; Outstanding literacy and numeracy skills; Arabic language skills (desirable); Excellent oral and written skills; Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff at all levels, demonstrating discretion where appropriate, particularly when dealing with sensitive and confidential information/data; Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and relationship management skills; High level of cultural sensitivity (desirable); Proven advanced analytical and problem-solving capacity; Proven ability to work collaboratively with other departments; Ability to work cohesively in a small team of administrators with minimal direct supervision; Ability to coach, motivate and develop a team delivering a consistent, high-quality service; Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously; Awareness of local data protection legislation, health and safety and equality and diversity; The proven ability to participate in high level networks both internally and externally; The ability to work alongside all levels of staff and external contacts; Ability to plan and organise a busy workload with minimal supervision to a high standard; Ability to work proactively in a remote environment, as well as in the office.
Additional Salary Information: A generous benefits compensation package accompanies the salary which includes furnished housing (including utilities), worldwide health insurance coverage through Cigna International, tuition for school-aged children, and more.
About International Schools Group
The International Schools Group was founded in 1962 to serve the needs of expatriate families living and working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ISG is a not-for-profit, forward-looking school district comprised of six schools in four locations. The schools are co-educational day schools delivering preschool to grade 12 programs for expatriate children and a small number of students from the host country. Each school offers either a British, American, or International curriculum, and encompasses the following higher level programs: AP and IB (selected American schools), and GCSE and A-Levels within Dhahran British Grammar School. ISG currently serves the needs of over 4,000 students.
The District is governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by school councils, and is licensed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredit ISG’s American and International curriculum schools.