Do you love getting to know families, helping students find their best fit school, and being part of a community of caring professionals? Woodward Academy, winner of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s No. 1 Top Workplace award, is seeking an Admissions Counselor to support all aspects of admissions and re-enrollment to ensure that the Academy achieves enrollment goals.
The Admissions Counselor is an initial point of contact for prospective families, so requirements include a warm, welcoming, and positive disposition along with a high degree of professionalism. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Admissions, the Admissions Counselor must work well individually and in a collaborative team setting. This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher.
SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:
Establish strong relationships with prospective families.
Implement a strategic and thoughtful communication plan to move families through the admissions funnel, with a focus on conversion of leads/inquiries to applicants who matriculate.
Conduct individual and small group tours.
Work with school administration and staff to optimize and personalize the student and family experience.
Conduct applicant interviews.
Assist with admissions testing.
Assist in the planning and execution of feeder school visits and other admissions-related events. Represent the Academy at events as needed; occasional attendance is required on weekends and evenings.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Excellent written and oral communications.
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively.
Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative.
Creative problem solving.
Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced setting.
Willingness to be flexible and open to change.
Technology Skills: competency with Microsoft Office and G-suite. Knowledge of admissions software and CRM platforms a plus.
Physical ability to spend extensive time walking visitors around campus.
MORE ABOUT WOODWARD ACADEMY:
Woodward Academy is a pre-K to 12th grade independent school enrolling more than 2,400 students from 23 counties.
Woodward Academy has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the large workplace category of the AJC’s Top Workplaces for nine consecutive years, including winner of the Best Benefits category.
Woodward offers a wellness program that includes access to free boot camp, yoga, and other courses to help employees lead healthy, balanced lives; specific courses are subject to change annually.
Woodward employees enjoy free lunch in our Dining Halls.
Our school culture emphasizes inclusivity and service; with 50 percent students of color, we are among the most diverse independent schools in the nation.
The Admissions Counselor is an exempt, twelve-month position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. EOE.
About Woodward Academy
Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta’s long-proven college-preparatory independent school for families who want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life. Enrolling 2,700 students in grades PreK-12 from 23 counties, Woodward is the largest independent school in the continental U.S. The Academy was ranked the No. 2 large workplace in metro Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2015. Since the Top Workplace program’s inception, Woodward has been No. 1 for two years and No. 2 for three years.