The Director of Admission is responsible for the recruitment and retention of an appropriate and sustainable mix of mission based students.
Recruit and retain a student body aligned with strategic goals set for students in each of the following categories; Boarding/Day, Full Pay/Financial Aid, Domestic/International, Male/Female, Grade level.
Understand the qualifications necessary for students to successfully complete the academic requirements of the WRA program and identify and yield candidates with these capabilities.
Collaborate with Director of Enrollment Management to identify new recruiting tactics and initiatives.
Work with entire Admission Office Staff to collaborate and ensure a team effort for student recruitment, yield and retention.
Represent WRA both on campus and externally including regional, national and international events.
Build relations with consultants and program leaders to recruit and yield students aligned with the goals of the Admission Office.
Minimum 7 years experience in Admissions
Command of best practices/current trends in Admissions
High level of integrity, a strong work ethic, a sense of urgency, and a results orientation
Commitment to and appropriate participation in a residential community with 24/7 operations
A change agent who fosters teamwork and customer service and embraces technological advancement
An open and collaborative work style
Strong problem solving and creative skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make informed and timely decisions
A self-starter and multi-tasker who attends to details and meets deadlines
A positive frame of mind and a sense of humor
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Housing Offered
About Western Reserve Academy
Western Reserve Academy is one of the oldest boarding schools in the nation and the premier school of its kind in the Midwest. A WRA education emphasizes the importance of a lifelong engagement with the world. WRA offers a challenging curriculum that prepares our 400 students for future academic success – and for purposeful, fulfilling lives. WRA strives to graduate citizens who can think critically, discuss important matters articulately, write persuasively and act responsibly.
A Western Reserve Academy education offers a transformational experience where students strive for excellence, live with integrity and act with compassion. We have a diverse body of motivated and well-rounded students who study and live in a supportive, inclusive academic community where they learn about independence and responsibility – traditional values that help them achieve success at higher rates than private day and public school students, in the classroom and beyond.
Western Reserve Academy’s campus, listed on the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Register of Historic Places, is ideally situated just a few blocks from downtown Hudson, which offers a variety of shopping and dining oppo...rtunities. Modeled on a traditional New England square, Hudson’s historic main street features charming brick and clapboard store and shop fronts. These blend perfectly with a beautifully designed, new shopping district that comprises an additional three blocks. With Akron and Cleveland within 30 miles, our employees and their families can take advantage of many cultural and educational opportunities.