Rooted in Quaker values, Gwynedd Friends School unites play with academics in an environment that inspires respect, reflection, and confidence in young children. Gwynedd Friends School serves 120 children, ages 2-6.
Our foundation is the Quaker belief that there is "that of God" in every person. In keeping with that belief, we treat each child as a special individual. We help them develop a love of learning, and nurture a caring awareness of the broader community through service. The curriculum is based on the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship, and is communicated through playful learning and hands-on discovery. Children are inspired to learn through the natural setting of our campus. We encourage a strong sense of school community, strive to be intentionally inclusive, and give children skills and opportunities to become peace makers.
GFS is searching for a part-time (15 hrs/wk) Director of Enrollment Management to help design an intentional and fair admission process. The Director of Enrollment Management will be responsible for all aspects of recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and retention of current families.
Expectations of all Faculty and Staff
Support the mission of Gwynedd Friends School
Be proficient in the use of technology to enhance communication, research, and presentations • Participate proactively in professional growth and development opportunities
Implement creative approaches to problem-solving and peaceful conflict resolution
Serve on committees, enhance collegiality; maintain open and respectful communication with colleagues
Participate fully in the life of the school community, including support for the essential work of all faculty, staff, and HOS
Perform duties as assigned by the Head of School
Adhere to the guidelines in the Employee Handbook, including punctuality, courtesy, and professional conduct
Create and oversee the program of admissions of new students to the School
Present the School to prospective families, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; interviews with families, arrangements for play dates and communicating final decisions to appropriate individuals
Organize Open Houses and other occasions to bring potential applicants to GFS
Organize opportunities for families new to the School to become involved, including family picnics, new family coffees and oversee Buddy Family program
Visit classrooms and talk with teachers to stay apprised of learning, projects, curriculum, etc.
Coordinate Admissions Marketing
Work with Director of Development to keep the School’s social media presence active, engaging & relevant
Manage the re-enrollment of current students; develop appropriate programs to increase retention of current students
Provide regular reports to the Head of School on admissions
Meet regularly with key school leaders
Work with HOS & lead teachers on classroom placement
Represent the School at various gatherings and conferences
Work with HOS & Business Mgr to create and manage Admissions Budget
Serve on Home & School Committee
Keep statistics/records on all admissions/enrollment activities
Attend school events to maintain a connection to the GFS community
Attend GFS Board & Finance Committee meetings when necessary
At least three years of experience in Admissions
Knowledge of, and appreciation for, Quaker education