The mission of New York Military Academy is to develop all cadets in mind, body and character to prepare them for further education and to be effective leaders and responsible citizens.
In support of New York Military Academy’s (NYMA) mission, the Director of Admissions & Development under the guidance of the Superintendent is responsible to support the Academy’s objectives of recruitment and enrollment by directing admissions efforts and by acting as the public face and first contact of the Academy.
The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Admissions shall be performed in accordance with NYMA’s philosophy, mission, objectives, beliefs and policy/procedure as defined in the NYMA Personnel Handbook and in support of the care and education of NYMA’s cadets, whose rights and responsibilities are detailed in the NYMA Cadet Manual.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Percentage:
To design, evaluate and administer strategic plans for Admissions/Marketing: continually evaluate and redesign where appropriate all aspects of the admissions and marketing program with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment of qualified students.
To successfully meet and/or exceed established objectives for new enrollment and re-enrollment as determined by the Superintendent and Board of Trustees, to include lead generation, tracking and conversion activities to meet enrollment objectives.
To present the school to prospective students and parents which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; interviews with candidates and their parents; arrangements for admissions testing; securing of necessary student credentials; and communicating final decisions to the parents and the school community.
To represent the school at various gatherings and conferences, traveling nationally and internationally, occasionally working irregular hours, including weekends and evenings.
Coordinates the development of the Strategic Plan and successful completion of the Annual Fund.
Responsible for identifying and researching major donors for cultivation.
Coordinates with Alumni for visits, and on going programs
Responsible for funded academy awards, award plaques, and boards on campus
Maintains communication with past donors, potential donors, past Trustees and friends of the academy.
Administrative Duties 20%
To oversee the program of admissions of new students to the school.
To oversee the admission office and staff, assist in creation of the admissions and advertising budgets, create appropriate admissions and marketing materials, advertising, mailings and publications.
To manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year.
To keep and report relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment program.
To support the school and its leadership.
To perform, as assigned by the Superintendent and/or his duly authorized agents, any duties which are in keeping with the practices of boarding schools and the policies of the Academy and reasonable in scope and duration which are usual to this position.
Leadership and Responsibility: In order to provide NYMA cadets with a safe, disciplined, orderly and structured environment conducive to academic success, leadership and character development, it is incumbent on every NYMA employee to set the example. Leaders are made, not born. NYMA employees must follow the basic principles of leadership enumerated below:
Know your job
Set the example
Look out for the welfare of your co-workers and cadets.
Keep your co-workers informed
Develop a spirit of teamwork
Be honest, develop integrity
Skills and Attributes:
Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
Written Expression- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.
Problem Solving- Initiate and actively participate in problem solving by using policies, procedures, experience, people, tools and equipment available.
Oral Comprehension- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
Oral Expression- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Physical Requirements and Working Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The person in this position must:
Frequently communicate with audiences regarding NYMA. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Frequently observe audiences close up and at a distance.
Frequently use near vision to see details at a close range.
Frequently move about the workplace to, for example, navigate between buildings while giving a tour, navigate between different office machinery, cabinets, worksites, etc.
Frequently remain in a stationary position and use hands to finger, handle or use objects, tools or controls.
Occasionally lift objects up to 35 pounds for short distances.
The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate, with regular instances of excessive noise.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communication or related field required, Advanced Degree in related field and/or military experience preferred.
3+ years admissions management experience.
Prior sales and sales management experience in a high value consultative educational environment.
Demonstrated experience in international recruiting and admissions.
A current and valid New York state driver’s license is required. Driving record must be deemed insurable by NYMA insurance providers. Failure to maintain an insurable NYS driving record will result in termination of employment.
About New York Military Academy
New York Military Academy, established in 1889 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, is a college preparatory school for day and boarding students in grades 8 through 12. A curriculum grounded in classical disciplines, NYMA is dedicated to a substantive process of developing young leaders who are prepared for success and fulfillment in college. Historically the campus has embraced an international student body and has always insisted on high standards for math and science.