A progressive New York City day school seeks a Director of Admissions with the skills and personality to connect with and support parents and children as they make educational choices. The Director of Admissions will have an entrepreneurial approach and the creative spirit to drive enrollment and spearhead outreach initiatives. The Director of Admissions works with the Educational Leadership Team and reports directly to the Head of School.
Our school is distinguished by its student-centered and active approach to teaching and learning, and its warm and caring community. The powerful combination of progressive pedagogy with joyful learning has produced impressive graduates: accomplished, resourceful, and reflective young people, who are sought after by competitive high schools throughout NYC. Our school is small by design, with one class per grade and a target size of 18-20 students per class.
Key responsibilities include:
Increase awareness of and applications to our school
Design and implement new strategies and enrollment initiatives to widen our admissions funnel and increase enrollment
Build a strong and extensive network of relationships with schools, camps, school advisers, afterschool programs, etc.
Establish and cultivate relationships with inquiring families
Select, train, and support parent ambassadors
Manage our website admissions portal
Manage admissions-related social media, community events, school fairs, flyers, etc.
Plan and manage events in the admissions cycle
Develop recruitment and admissions materials
Communicate regularly, warmly, and clearly with families throughout the inquiry, admissions, financial aid, and enrollment processes
Manage the school’s admissions decisions processes
Convene and support the Admissions Committee
Support Financial Aid committee in evaluating applications
Maintain criteria for enrollment
Track, evaluate, and report recruitment and enrollment data
The successful candidate will be:
Experienced in admissions
Experienced with office technology, including data management and enrollment systems (preferably TADS)
A clear and vivid writer and oral communicator
Able to articulate what makes our school’s education and community unique
Creative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative
Detail and results oriented
Happy to work with children, parents, educators, and volunteers
Energized by a fast-paced professional environment