Our Director of Admissions and Marketing will be joining a team of enthusiastic, dynamic and collaborative professionals at Gesher Jewish Day School’s growing JK-8th grade school. The Director of Admissions is responsible for all aspects of the Admissions program. He/she reports to the Head of School and is a member of the Leadership Team, which includes the Head of School, Principal, Directors of Development, Finance, and Operations. Our new Director of Admissions will be an individual whose exceptional professional, communication, and interpersonal skills will enable him/her to lead an exemplary enrollment management program that ensures the attraction and retention of mission appropriate students and their families to Gesher. The ideal candidate will have significant admissions experience as well as a strong understanding of pedagogy and curriculum, and a clear understanding of the principles of enrollment management for today’s independent schools. The individual will be a prominent face for the school and will play a strategic role in the advancement of Gesher Jewish Day School.
Identifying and recruiting mission-appropriate students to ensure that the strategic admissions goals are met Articulating clarity on school’s identity Enhancing recruitment and admissions process to improve enrollment and retention rates Delivering the message that Gesher is adamantly pluralistic with outstanding General and Judaic studies Working with the diverse communities from which Gesher draws. This includes geographic, educational and religious Providing outreach to leaders of various synagogue and community organizations in the feeder area Creating a working annual admissions plan Working to create an annual marketing plan for both internal and external audiences Implementing appropriate retention strategies
Experience as a proven admissions professional Knowledge of independent schools and Jewish day schools Ability to synthesize the School’s profile and messaging clearly, concisely, and compellingly to internal and external constituencies Knowledge of admissions processes, from inquiry to matriculation to retention, in the K- 8 independent school model Organizational/managerial skills to lead all admissions initiatives Knowledge of creative marketing strategies Creative problem solving skills Knowledge and understanding of school-based data analysis, using key performance indicators to continuously improve recruitment, marketing, and retention strategies and processes A collaborative working style as a key member of the Leadership Team
About Gesher Jewish Day School
Our Director of Admissions and Marketing will be joining a team of enthusiastic, dynamic and collaborative professionals at Gesher Jewish Day School’s growing JK-8th grade school.