Since 1920, Lacordaire Academy has been a leader in providing a renowned educational program with rigorous academic standards and authentic character formation in order to prepare students to meet the demands of our global society. We are a small Catholic independent school of approximately 230 students, located in the idyllic setting of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, only minutes from New York City and all of its cultural and educational opportunities.
Lacordaire Academy is an independent college preparatory school rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition serving a diverse student body: Coed Pre-K-8, and young women in grades 9-12. A challenging curriculum combines academics, athletics, appreciation of the arts and community service to empower students to develop their own gifts and talents. We accomplish our mission by working in a collaborative manner engaging the entire Lacordaire community.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Admissions will facilitate all aspects of the admissions process for Pre-K through 12th grades. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Recruiting and working with prospective students and families as they move through the admission process
Devising and implementing recruitment strategies
Overseeing the financial aid program
Generating, managing and updating admission reports and projections
Collaborating with the Business Manager for purposes of enrollment budgeting
Planning and facilitating annual Open House
Hosting regular family tours
Managing the student visit program
Managing the student ambassador program
Actively visiting feeder schools and recruitment fairs
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelors degree or higher and have admission experience in a Catholic or independent school setting. Additional qualifications include the following:
· Excellent communication and presentation skills
· Initiative, high energy level and growth mindset
· Ability to discuss and articulate curricular initiatives and philosophy
· Appreciation of a small school environment
· Comfort and familiarity with a Catholic independent school ethos
· Ability to work across all grade levels Pre-K through 12th
· Positive attitude and commitment to supporting colleagues
Please send a cover letter and resume in one pdf attachment to email@example.com on or before Friday, April 20. The position is a 12-month position beginning on July 1, 2018.