Stuart Hall School for Boys is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as our Director of Admissions for the 2018-2019 school year. Qualified applicants will value strong relationships with students, families and colleagues.
The Director of Admissions is responsible for representing Stuart Hall School for Boys’ educational program to prospective students and parents. The Director of Admissions is in charge of the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body consistent with the school’s mission. He/she reports to the Headmaster and is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team.
The Director of Admissions will be someone who embraces the school’s mission, values, and history with the ability to effectively communicate them to prospective parents and students. He or she must bring energy, creativity, a positive attitude, and integrity to the position. The Director of Admissions’ exceptional professional, communication, and interpersonal skills will enable him/her to build and lead an exemplary enrollment management program that ensures the attraction and retention of mission appropriate students and their families.
Stuart Hall School for Boys was founded in 1984 by William M. Gallop in response to the long-time need for a Catholic and Independent boys' school in the New Orleans area at the preschool and elementary levels. The School was named for Janet Erskine Stuart, a well-known religious of the Sacred Heart who was an English educator living at the turn of the century. Janet Erskine Stuart's writings and philosophy transcend the limits of time and represent the basis upon which the school was founded. The School is autonomous in setting its curriculum and determining its future. The School is a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).
Stuart Hall is a unique expression of Catholic education because it is totally administered and staffed by lay people. The traditions of Catholic education, such as First Friday Services, Mass, chapel, the religion program, and the prayer life are meaningful expressions of the Catholic faith.
The mission of the Stuart Hall community is to live the words of Catholic educator Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, Education is formation, not just information. The faculty and staff are dedicated to working with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others, and a commitment to Gospel values.
How to Apply: All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Mr. Kevin Avin, Headmaster, email@example.com by Friday, July 20, 2018.
Stuart Hall School for Boys is an equal opportunity institution. Continuing its long-standing policy of actively supporting equality of opportunity for all persons, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its admission, educational policies, athletic and other school-administered programs. Additionally, the Stuart Hall School for Boys does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, or age, in the administration of its employment, financial assistance, and loan programs. Rather, the Stuart Hall School for Boys affirms that it admits students regardless of their race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin and selects employees regardless of their race, religion, gender, color, national or ethnic origin and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the School.
Director of Admissions Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight and coordination of the admissions process from initial inquiries, communicating with prospective families and processing applications, developing relationships with feeder schools and implementing a recruitment plan, serving as an ambassador to the wider community through events.
Management of Registrar’s Office, the online student information system (Education Edge/Blackbaud), for online record retention.
Management of marketing materials research and design, applicant messaging campaign, and messaging strategies for internal and external partners.
Coordination of data flow within and between the Admissions Department and other departments.
Collaboration with Division Heads and the Assistant Head of School to ensure that information presented to prospective families is consistent and up-to-date.
Develop and host on-campus tours, open houses, admission play days, and other admissions events.
Establish and maintain contact with prospective families throughout the admissions cycle in a timely and professional manner.
Create enrollment and applicant reports to track enrollment history.
Communicate frequently and through a variety of media with parents regarding re-enrollment.
Develops and maintains good relations with area preschools and elementary schools.
Represents the school at ISAS meetings, which coordinate admission activities.
As Registrar, forwards all transcript materials as requested.
Coordinates the Duke Talent Identification Program.
Maintains students’ permanent files.
Maintains confidential student records and keeps accurate documentation of sessions, meetings and other communications appropriate to ethical and professional standards.
A master’s degree in Elementary Education or a related field.
Preferred-At least two years of teaching experience in elementary education-Independent School experience is desired.
Three to five years experience in admissions or marketing with a proven record of success.
Proven ability to communicate effectively through a variety of mediums to diverse stakeholders.