The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its mission of academic excellence, diversity and community, believing strongly that all must be in place in order for graduates to have a deep sense of themselves as thoughtful students, skilled learners, and confident leaders who will become responsible, contributing members of the world. CHS prides itself on graduates who stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. Most of all, CHS is seeking individuals willing to join a strong, warm and deeply committed diverse school community.
The Director of Enrollment Management provides leadership for all aspects of enrollment, including attracting, enrolling, and retaining students and families. A member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Enrollment Management works closely with the Head of School to create and implement a comprehensive enrollment strategy.
The Director of Enrollment Management will:
Support the mission of the school.
Ensure the safety and well-being of all students.
Serve as a member of the senior administrative team.
Tour and interview prospective families.
Complete written documentation regarding each prospective family.
Share with Head of School monthly statistical reports that reflect an understanding of admission, marketing and strategy, and report to Board of Trustees as directed by the Head of School; assesses feedback of applicant families on a regular basis.
Collaborate with constituencies to design an inclusive admission process and create assessment tools.
Lead Admission Committee meetings.
Plan and implement internal and external marketing strategies for the school in partnership with the Advancement Office. Develop systems to chart the effectiveness of strategies.
Promote positive relationships with outside institutions or groups with the aim of attracting mission-appropriate students and understanding the CHS position in the marketplace.
Represent CHS at various recruiting events, fairs, and open houses.
Oversee all admission marketing outreach with the Advancement Office.
Collaborate and develop policies with appropriate stakeholders regarding enrollment trends and goals, including attrition and retention.
Coordinate enrollment and re-enrollment processes.
Create systems to chart all admission and attrition and communicate with other school personnel as needed.
Build and maintain a calendar of events for the year and oversee registration and preparation for admissions events.
Meet with family volunteers to oversee events.
Interface with all faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, and family volunteers regarding the admission office and other school-wide activities.
Manage departmental budget.
Oversee all admission communication.
Oversee admission staff
Interested candidates may send a resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Ms. Tamara Schurdak
Head of School
428 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill School
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
No phone calls, please.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years independent school experience required
Demonstrated strategic planning and project management skills
Excellent organizational skills
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment