Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Golda Och Academy is seeking a Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Director is a member of the Administrative Team and reports directly to and is supervised and evaluated by the Head of School. As a senior leader, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is expected to be a role model, promote professional practices, and embody the values and mission of the School.
-Managing the formulation of enrollment goals and lead enrollment initiatives.
-Leading and directing the recruitment and admissions program for grades Pre-K-12.
-Providing a welcoming environment for new and enrolled students, maintain effective communications with newly enrolled and prospective students and parents, and build lasting relationships with enrolled students and their families.
-Under the supervision of the Head of School and in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communication, planning and implementing materials for recruiting new students.
-Building and further utilizing a team of motivated parent ambassadors to provide outreach within the enrolled school community to assist in recruitment efforts.
-Working closely with all stakeholders to engage their participation in the school’s recruiting efforts.
-Managing prospective student databases
-Planning, coordinating and executing tours
-Scheduling, coordinating and administering admission testing
-Conducting and overseeing admission review of candidates
-Composing admissions material such as acceptance letters, applications, teacher recommendation forms, parent communication, faculty and staff communication
-Providing data analysis to drive decision regarding enrollment goals
-Working with administrators, faculty and staff on retention of current families
-Working closely with the CFO regarding financial aid and enrollment process of new families
-Attending area school fairs and related community events
-Building strong relationships with feeder schools and other individuals and organizations that can contribute to robust enrollment.
-Preparing, maintaining, and analyzing statistics regarding recruitment, and alter strategies and approaches to respond to new information.
-Working collaboratively to support school-wide recruitment and admission.
-Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
-Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred or commensurate experience.
-A minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated success in leading or working at the top levels of the admission process, preferably in a large, independent day school.
-An appreciation for the mission and core values of our school.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Strong leadership/management, organization and interpersonal skills.
-An understanding of marketing and public relations.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism.
-Good listening skills and sensitivity to the unique needs and concerns of prospective families.