Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is an extraordinary independent Jewish day school serving over 500 students, age three through grade 8. A pluralistic, community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious observance. Located on Chicago’s near north side, Bernard Zell combines Jewish learning and traditions with the best of innovative educational practices in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment.
The school community seeks an outgoing, engaging Director of Early Childhood Admissions. This is a tremendous opportunity for an innovative person who can build relationships and develop partnerships in relation to the school’s admissions and engagement experiences.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School is looking for a dynamic, engaging and passionate Director of Early Childhood Admissions to develop and execute experiences targeting key constituencies, including families with young children. The ideal candidate is a high energy, self-motivated extrovert with a positive attitude and desire to connect throughout the community. Bernard Zell is excited to create meaningful experiences to introduce the school to young families and community partners.
Oversee all aspects of the prospective parent application process, with a concentration on children and families entering grades Nursery, Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten
Support Bernard Zell recruitment efforts and external partnerships with local preschools, synagogues and community organizations
Lead parent tours and parent interviews, collaborating with Head of Early Childhood and other division leaders
Act as an influencer within the community, generating and curating content for social media and publications; make recommendations to admissions team in order to effectively communicate Bernard Zell brand to prospective parents
Oversee and execute plan for outreach to 0-3 year old segment, including programs, communications, and ambassadorships in order to strengthen admissions pipeline
Lead planning and execution of experiential recruitment events and activities; develop and manage all event planning logistics, contracting speakers/entertainment, curating the right level of Jewish content and projects, developing content for flyers/publicity, and managing registration
Assist with program evaluation, including development of online surveys and statistical analysis
Lead efforts to engage new families in the school
Assume other jobs in collaboration with Advancement team (marketing, admissions, development) as assigned
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with multiple constituencies
Familiar with strategies to engage young children and their families, knowledge of early childhood education practices preferred
Experience with project management and taking projects from concept to completion
Comfort with public speaking and presenting in front of large groups
Strong customer service ethic and exceptional judgment
Extremely detail oriented with a strong attention to follow through
Bachelor’s Degree required, 5-7 years of experience in non-profit organizations preferred
Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage and traditions
Must be available to work a varied schedule of Sunday-Thursday and Monday-Friday
Must have the ability to travel around Chicago community
Proficient in all Microsoft Office products
How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 7735721237
About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose,
collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners
and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic
community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs
and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative
educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.