Foxcroft School seeks a full time, experienced Director of Admission, who serves as the primary manager for the admissions team and is a key member of the enrollment team. The Director reports directly to the Director of Enrollment Management and assists the director in developing, executing, and evaluating the annual strategic recruitment and enrollment plan in order to meet the School’s enrollment goals. This position is responsible for strengthening and managing school relationships through leading off-campus recruitment events such as visits to feeder schools, fair attendance, barn visits, receptions, and visits with educational consultants; and travel for the department. The position is responsible for developing and managing on-campus recruitment events such as the open house, STEM events, applicant visits, and revisit events. Ultimately, the Director of Admissions helps enroll mission-appropriate students to Foxcroft School.
Working with the Director of Enrollment, this role will participate in prospect development and will manage application management. The Director of Admission will provide outstanding customer service to prospective and current school families in person, through written communication, through Skype, and telephone.
Admissions Team Management:
Serve as the primary manager for the admissions team.
Meet weekly with each member to provide feedback on their progress.
Provide the Director of Enrollment with a weekly funnel report and report on admissions activity. (visits, emails, calls, etc.)
Participate with the Director of Enrollment in a yearly evaluation of each team member.
Participate with the Leadership Team in strategic planning for domestic and international recruitment.
Serve as a contact for educational consultants and feeder schools and make yearly visits and calls to secondary school counselors.
Manage the recruitment and training for alumnae, parent, and staff participating in educational fairs or school visits.
Oversee the admissions process which includes: efficient handling of applications and documents, communications with students and their parents; scheduling interviews; arrangements for testing; requesting necessary student credentials; and maintaining admission records.
Present individual and team progress at weekly enrollment meeting.
Manage the Admissions Committee.
Sit on the Financial Aid Committee.
Marketing and Programming
Manage the admission open house and revisit programs.
Work with other departments to develop innovative on-campus programming that will engage prospective families and support enrollment.
Work with Director of Enrollment to develop road materials and communications plan for prospective students.
Post on behalf of Foxcroft School in a consistent, frequent, and appropriate manner with the goal to attract prospective students and parents.
Follow and assess social media of competitor groups.
Be a digital leader for Foxcroft School.
Designated SEVIS Officer
Serve as the Foxcroft DSO.
Work with PDSO to support international students.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Required: Bachelor’s degree.
Collegiate or K-12 level admissions experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Proficiency using technology applications including Admissions database, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Database management experience a plus.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background and fingerprint check and TB screening.
About Foxcroft School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Student Body
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2015-16 student body is 70 percent boarding students with a total of 167 girls from 18 states, Washington D.C., and 14 countries. Seventeen percent are U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students and more than 30 percent receive financial aid. More than 15 percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In 2015, 21 students -- including 10 members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award ...status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About 85 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Above and Beyond
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.
Members of the Class of 2015 received 128 acceptances to 85 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See a full list of acceptances in the College Counseling section of our website.