The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Director of Admissions to maintain healthy enrollment at Ursuline Academy. Program responsibilities include coordination and support of Admissions Office, implementation and support of new Admissions software, as well as ongoing communication with faculty, guidance counselors, and feeder school communities. Admissions recruitment, counseling, outreach and application review are all significant functions of this position.
Represent the Ursuline Academy both on- and off-campus to a prospective students, parents, elementary school counselors and other individuals or organizations involved in the high school selection process.
Plan and implement recruitment activities for assigned schools and territories, including travel to sites in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Counsel prospective applicants on the admissions process and opportunities at the Academy. One-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position. Admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, phone calls and emails. Review and score application essays and other materials submitted by applicants for the purposes of making admission decisions.
Coordinate and contribute to the success of various student visit programs designed to recruit targeted prospective applicants to the Academy. These programs require significant collaboration with other departments and offices across campus.
In close consultation with the Director of Admissions, manage enrollment data and generate regular reports from Ravena, the Admission’s software. Provide detailed analysis of enrollment rends by town, grade, and source. Prepare and maintain enrollment statistical templates, updated annually
Maintain the Admissions Office calendar and mailings to prospective students
Ensure 24 hour turn around response to emails and phone calls.
Train and oversee student and volunteer parent ambassadors
Utilize various tools and professional development available through AISAP, SSATB, NAIS, ISM
Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Admissions Director
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to represent the admissions profession positively through a strong, student-centered ethic.
Strict adherence to confidentiality is essential.
Ability to implement policies and procedures, and meet goals and expectations.
Strong analytical, problem solving, mathematical/statistical, time management and organizational skills.
Ability to use technology efficiently and appropriately.
Some evening and weekend hours required, especially during the recruitment season.
Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills are necessary, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the Academy in a positive way to diverse populations.
Bachelors degree with at least three years of admissions counseling and outreach experience, plus demonstrated knowledge, competence and significant experience in Catholic education admissions.
About Ursuline Academy
Ursuline Academy, a private, Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 7-12.