The Associate Director of Admissions performs a wide range of administrative support functions for the Admissions department and is a representative of the school to employees, parents, students, and the general community. They will interpret, transmit, and apply established procedures and policies; provide collaborative idea generation; and contribute to the formation and execution of departmental vision.
Key Responsibilities include:
Manage and track the admissions process for grades 7-12 from point of inquiry through enrollment, including, but not limited to tours, interviews, screening coordination, decision and contract signature.
Lead and facilitate all recruitment activities and events including school visits, school fairs, open houses, prospective parent events, and activities for prospective students.
Schedule meetings, conduct prospective parent tours and interviews, and manage the admissions calendar.
Respond to all email and phone questions from prospective families, providing a positive parent experience.
Read and evaluate applications and serve on the Admission Committee to identify and recommend mission-appropriate students.
Assist with the management of the enrollment database and onboarding software, generating weekly reports to help inform progress towards goals.
Utilize search tools to develop a prospect base and participate in the creation and implementation of activities intended to interest parents and potential supporters in sending students to Milken Community Schools.
Contributes to the development of marketing collateral that are part of the recruitment and admissions efforts.
Manage and participate in the selection and training of student volunteers to serve as ambassadors and campus visit guides.
Work collaboratively with the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management with the design and production of application materials, updating in Blackbaud as needed.
Coordinate the re-enrollment process with the Business Office and track attrition and retention with colleagues across campus divisions.
Manage standard testing process and serve as an onsite ISEE coordinator.
Understand any local regulatory requirements and ensure these are implemented at each stage of the admissions process.
Bachelor’s Degree is required in Communications or a related field.
Ability to receive and process confidential/sensitive information with discretion and in accordance with established guidelines or legal standards.
Prior experience in an independent school setting.
Knowledge of the Jewish community.
Prior experience with/proficiency in Blackbaud software programs will be weighted strongly.
Microsoft suite knowledge.
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
About Milken Community Schools
Milken Community High School is the largest community, Jewish day school in the United States. On the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, Milken Community High School develops students with sharp minds, generous hearts and kind souls. We value each
member of our pluralistic community while we foster a deep connection to Israel, a lifelong dedication to the Jewish people and a passionate commitment to the service of humanity and the perfection of God's world.