The Director of Enrollment Management reports to the Head of School and serves as a member of the school’s senior leadership team. This is a great opportunity for an energetic, dynamic enrollment professional to work closely with an engaged Head of School, a strong administrative team and a committed Board of Directors. Last year, the school’s leadership formed an Enrollment Task Force to examine how to best maximize admissions efforts and strategies moving forward; there is a keen understanding of the need to support admissions efforts at the leadership level.
The successful candidate will embrace and support the mission and goals of the school, enthusiastically become involved in the RSS community, and appreciate the opportunities to serve as a key ambassador, building strong relationships internally as well as externally in support of RSS. RSS seeks a dynamic, strategic, and entrepreneurial admissions professional to lead the efforts in support of the enrollment and retention of students. They will:
Serve as an authentic and compelling ambassador;
Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment and admissions strategy to meet RSS’s enrollment goals;
Provide leadership to an admissions office staff that includes two professionals in addition to the Director, working with a collaborative and goal-oriented team;
Engage with other school leaders to ensure programming is meeting the needs and interests of today’s students and families;
Implement strategies for appropriately involving and energizing RSS’s faculty, parents and students in recruitment, admissions and retention efforts.
RSS’s Director of Enrollment Management will have a successful track record of building strong relationships, implementing systems, utilizing data, and leading strategic initiatives. They will:
Have successful leadership and administrative experience and a track record of success as a strategic and innovative admissions professional;
Be a responsive, articulate, and adept communicator while also being an effective listener;
Enjoy being an accessible member of a school community who connects with students, parents, faculty, and prospective families with ease and sincerity;
Be highly organized and detail oriented;
Be knowledgeable about best practices in marketing, admissions, and retention;
Possess strong technological and analytic abilities, demonstrating a strategic understanding of today’s admissions landscape (ideally in New York City);
Be a positive leader, manager, and collaborator, understanding how to inspire, motivate and positively partner with others in a school community;
Possess enthusiasm, passion, a sense of humor, and a strong work ethic;
Possess an appreciation for, and an ability to design and implement, systems to support a high-functioning, professional admissions office;
Have keen abilities as a marketer and an understanding of how to connect effectively with today’s parents and families.
The successful candidate will ideally be Jewish, possessing a personal understanding of and an ability to communicate authentically about the significant added value of a Jewish day school program and community.
All inquiries will be treated confidentially and a review of candidate files will begin immediately. Please email a Resume and Letter of Interest to:
Jane Armstrong or Bill Lyons, Managing Partners, Independent Thinking
Rodeph Sholom School, the only Reform Jewish independent school in New York City, provides students with a unique learning environment, central to which are three critical components: an N-8 structure; challenging academics; and integrated secular and Judaic studies. RSS currently serves over 350 households and more than 550 students.