Madison Country Day School, a pre-K through grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, is seeking an engaging and highly motivated professional to work with the current director of enrollment in managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
The associate director of enrollment will partner with our current director of enrollment in executing four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the longterm health of the student body:
Prospective/new family relationship building and community connection management. This includes proactive communications, giving tours, and providing thorough and timely answers to questions.
Student admission process management.
Student enrollment data analysis, reporting, and forecasting.
Internal marketing/communications/events management to promote high student retention and enthusiastic word-of-mouth marketing by MCDS community members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The associate director of enrollment will:
Champion the mission of MCDS.
Recruit and retain students and families who benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
Track and promote progress of prospective students from inquiry to applicant to enrollment and beyond.
Help with data tracking and analysis related to student enrollment and prepare weekly reports.
Report directly to the head of school.
Work closely with the business office and division heads.
Maintain enrollment office budgets.
Partner with student groups, parent groups, and academic departments to help foster the school’s community.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment to accurately communicate with prospective families.
Exemplify high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Understand the sensitivity of economic, cultural, and other circumstances present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Help to plan and execute all admissions events.
Maintain the highest welcoming and professional appearance for all admission areas such as: the office, main entrance bulletin boards, admission parking spots etc.
Process inquiries/tours/applications/acceptances/enrollments in Blackbaud's Enrollment Management student information system.
Fulfill any tasks/assignments as communicated by the head of school.
Interested candidates should apply to this posting by submitting the following materials, confidentially, as separate PDF attachments in a single email to Rachel Fleming, assistant to the head of school, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter expressing your specific interests in Madison Country Day School.
Three professional references—references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.
Madison Country Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the School will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. MCDS does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring and employment practices, admission policies, scholarship and grant programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
Three to five years of experience in education, preferably in admissions.
Impressive ability to think critically and creatively.
Demonstrated leadership qualities.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Ability to travel as needed.
Experience with or willingness to learn Blackbaud’s School Management Solutions products.
Outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills.
Strong time and project management skills.
Thrives on working in a fast-paced environment.
Has a passion for the mission of Madison Country Day School.