Montgomery School is seeking an experienced admission professional to serve as the Director of Enrollment Management and a member of the Administrative Team. The Director will report directly to the Head of School and will oversee the Assistant Director of Admissions. An ideal candidate will have admission experience in a competitive marketplace (ideally in an independent school environment) as well as a background in education, either in classroom experience or degree. This position will be responsible for leading the Admission Office in strategy and strategic execution. The candidate should have an appreciation for independent schools and the unique experience they offer students as well as the challenges they face in the greater Philadelphia area marketplace. The ideal candidate will have a competitive spirit and team mentality in addition to a positive and engaging disposition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement a long-term strategic enrollment plan for the School in conjunction with the Head of School.
Develop long-term, sustainable strategies around tuition assistance awards.
Work closely with the Marketing/Communications Office to craft an authentic marketing representation of the School. Identify key target markets to effectively market the distinctions of a Montgomery School experience.
Work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to create a sustainable financial plan with respect to tuition revenue and enrollment.
Oversee the annual determination of tuition assistance awards.
Regularly report to the Board of Trustees regarding current data and outcomes analysis.
Support the strategic direction of the School, with respect to enrollment management and effectively communicate this direction to key stakeholders.
Manage all admission-related benchmarking and comparative data, including regular reporting and analysis of trends.
Committed to ongoing professional development in both admission and financial aid while staying abreast of new standards to successfully implement changes in policy and practice.
Represents Montgomery School in the community and at sponsored events
Is a key leader and knowledge expert in the School with all matters related to Enrollment Management
Foster relationships within the community and with neighboring independent feeder schools to support Montgomery School students’ matriculation.
The Director of Enrollment Management is also required to perform any task assigned by the Head of School on an “as needed” basis. It is expected that the Director will show initiative in problem-solving, be of assistance to fellow colleagues, and contribute to the School in a positive and proactive manner.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Sally Keidel, Head of School (email@example.com). Please only include Director of Enrollment Management in the subject line of your email. No phone inquiries please.
An independent school founded in 1915, Montgomery School provides a supportive and stimulating environment for 250 students in Prekindergarten through grade 8. The school is known for its commitment to the joyful learning environment delivering a challenging academic program. In a recent employee engagement survey at Montgomery, 95% of employees indicate they feel their work positively impacts students lives and 93% indicate they are satisfied with the culture within the adult community.
Montgomery School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.
At least 5-7 years of admission experience, preferably in independent schools.
Proven success at working collaboratively in educational leadership
Ability to use data and trends to drive strategic enrollment planning
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Experience with Microsoft products/Google suite
Ability to adapt to and learn new technologies; experience with enrollment management software.
About Montgomery School
Since 1915, it has been Montgomery School's mission to provide each student with an extraordinary education in mind, body, and character. Montgomery School combines a well-rounded, forward-thinking education with traditional values so graduates are not just academically curious and engaged; they also are confident and compassionate individuals who are excited about making a difference in the 21st century global community. Students thrive with individual attention from exceptional, caring teachers. From family-style lunches, where students eat with faculty and staff, to nonsectarian chapels, where the entire School gathers as a community, students feel safe and accepted as they develop the confidence they need for lifelong independence.
Montgomery School Mission Statement:
“Montgomery School ignites each child’s love of learning and fosters their individual talents during the most formative years in order to prepare them for future success.”