The director of admissions is an integral part of the school’s administrative team and is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a qualified, diverse, and dynamic student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The director of admissions will:
Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
Report directly to the President of the school and serve as a liaison to the board of Trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
To present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; interviews with candidates and their parents; arrangements for admissions testing; securing of necessary student credentials; and communicating final decisions to the appropriate individuals.
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
Supervise Assistant Director of Admissions, Communications Director, Website & Communications Coordinator, and office staff.
Oversee the Financial Aid process with the President and Director of Financial Services.
Oversee enrollment management budgets.
Partner with Division Heads, Athletics, and other divisions of the school to build solid relationships.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
To evaluate continually and redesign where appropriate all aspects of the admissions and marketing program with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment of qualified students.
To oversee the network of parents, former parents and alumni to assist in the admissions program.
To keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment program.
To represent the school at various gatherings and conferences.
To perform other duties as assigned by the President.
To support the school and its leadership.
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Five to seven years of experience in admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively
Proven success in a senior administrative role
Demonstrated leadership qualities
The ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Understanding of marketing and social media as it relates to the admissions process
Experience with enrollment management databases
About Webb School of Knoxville
Webb School of Knoxville is a Pre-K through 12th Grade independent, coeducational day school in the greater Knoxville, Tennessee area. Established in 1955, its mission is to inspire and nurture the full potential of each individual and to prepare students to serve as leaders of character in tomorrow’s world. Please go to webbschool.org to learn more about Webb School of Knoxville.