St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Assistant Director of Admission, with a flexible start date from now until August 1, 2019. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin. Candidates should embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; successful candidates would eagerly embrace a team environment and be optimistic, inspirational, and family-centered.
Duration: Annual Letter of Agreement
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
collaborate in larger school-wide strategic design and implementation of the plans to attract, admit, yield, and retain qualified students for St George’s
warmly and knowledgeably welcome and engage with prospective families in person, on the telephone, and in written communication in a way that increases the family’s connectivity with the School to increase inquiries, school visits, applications, and enrollment
share an infectious enthusiasm for St. George’s Independent School and be poised for working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment where innovation, resourcefulness, and new ideas are prized, along with collaboration, teamwork, and good humor
work well with and collaborate with our team; possess personal initiative and the ability to plan, organize, and oversee projects and processes independently and collaboratively
ensure the quality and success of family visits to the school including our open houses, neighborhood receptions, Student Ambassadors, Parent Ambassadors, Gryphon-For-A-Day, and orientation programs
chair the campus specific admission committee and facilitate thorough and expedient evaluation of applicant files
collaborate with our lower, middle, and upper school teams to ensure high rates of retention
develop and sustain professional relationships with feeder schools and organizations to educate about the school’s value proposition and to drive admission interest in the school
demonstrate ease and facility with various applicant assessment instruments used to help evaluate applicants; familiarity and knowledge of other supplemental psychological assessments, intelligence assessments, and other confidential reports is preferred
exhibit an excellent public speaking and communication skillset in representing the School in small and large group settings
travel to off campus events and occasionally travel among three campus locations
utilize key communication devices such as Google products, electronic communications, paper communications, extended telephone usage, and admission data in a relational database
perform other duties as assigned by the Enrollment Manager and Director of Admission
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, a minimum of two years of paid professional experiences required; knowledge of independent school or collegiate admissions preferred.
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.
Founded in 1959 by parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church as a small, coeducational day school in the then rural suburb of Germantown, the original lower school campus developed a reputation for academic excellence and exemplary character education. With strong parent support and interest, the s...chool leadership began a capital campaign in the late 1990s to expand to grades 6-12 by building on land in the rapidly growing suburb of Collierville. Early in the fundraising process, a group of donors encouraged the school to reach into inner city Memphis. These friends of the school, and other supporters, made possible the 2001 opening of our Memphis campus, a PK-5th grade lower school campus mirroring the curriculum of our original Germantown campus and offering substantial scholarship assistance.
Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus. Our educational model saw fulfillment in May 2016 when the first cohort of students who started in prekindergarten at the Memphis campus received their diplomas.