Assists in the daily operations of the Admissions Office and assists in the planning and development of all recruiting and admissions related matters. Recruits and builds relationships which fall under the strategic plan for recruiting, admissions and retention of Cristo Rey Columbus High School students. Articulates the mission and programs of Cristo Rey Columbus High School to students, parents/guardians, elementary/middle school educators, principals and counselors, and other gate keepers in the community
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Must be fluent in Spanish
Proactive in building external relationships designed to yield students who are within the Cristo Rey student profile.
Work with Admissions Director to develop relationships within the Columbus community that will establish Cristo Rey Columbus as a viable option for increasing numbers of low-moderate income families. This will include representing the school to various educational, community, governmental and religious organizations.
Work with Admissions Director to develop marketing strategies, especially with design of promotional materials and use of social mediaWork with Admissions Director and other appropriate administrators in interviewing prospective students and parents; offer recommendations regarding admissions decisions.
Assist families through the financial aid process, including the completion of FACTS Application for Grant & Aid, and obtaining EdChoice scholarship payments from the State.
Share with Admissions Director the responsibility for maintaining databases, and assembling admissions-related materials for mailings to schools and prospective students, sending out mailings.
Prepare individual admissions files with academic and endorsement documents for each applicant.
Maintain a positive working relationship with the Catholic, public, charter and other private elementary and middle/junior high schools in Columbus and surrounding areas.
Assist in organizing the school’s open house(s) and other promotional events. Initiates and creates activities intended to interest parents and potential supporters in enrolling students in the school.
Alternate with the Admissions Director in presenting school to potential students at high school fairs, expos, church services, community fairs, and other such gatherings.
Maintain good relationships and creates networking opportunities and support for representatives of groups and organizations that can be helpful in enrolling students (e.g. community groups, non-profits serving youth and parents, churches and parishes).
Respond to all inquiries about admission to Cristo Rey in a personal, professional and timely manner.
Model appropriate and ethical behavior and professionalism for the student population.
Maintain regular communication with Director of Admissions regarding student admission cycle status, and community observations and perceptions.
Oversee the school’s Ambassadors Program.
Maintain positive relationships with parents of enrolled students and utilize relationships to ensure school satisfaction and student referrals.
Assist in preparation of comprehensive, data-driven reports related to recruitment, enrollment and retention for the President and Board of Directors as well as the Cristo Rey Network.
Attend and participate in Cristo Rey Network programs for Admissions
Network with other Cristo Rey Network Admissions (Recruitment/Enrollment) Directors and Assistant Directors.
III. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Must be fluent in Spanish
Required: Compliance with BCI and FBI background checks and completion of Protecting God's Children program.
Must be proficient in Spanish.
Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related field required. A graduate degree is strongly preferred
Experience: 2 to 3 years experience with education or social service agency. Experience in a in a faith-based organization is preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Valid driver’s license required; must be insurable with good driving record. Reliable transportation to recruiting sites is required.