Capitol Hill Day School seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Admission to join our dedicated senior Admin Team and faculty. An integral member of the administrative team, the Director is the lead ambassador for the School and provides leadership and strategic direction on issues related to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, retention, and financial aid. The candidate will create and communicate a compelling story about Capitol Hill Day School, in order to attract well-matched students and their families to the School.
The Director provides leadership and supervision to the Admission Assistant; collaborates on all aspects of the Financial Aid program; involves parents in admission and marketing activities; is chiefly responsible for the gathering, analysis, and presentation of information on attrition and retention, and for the related planning to address issues of attrition and retention; and oversees and manages the budget of the Admission Office.
Further, the ideal candidate should have an understanding of and a commitment to progressive education. We are seeking a skilled relationship builder who communicates well with students, parents, and colleagues, and has a professional, genuine, collaborative, and welcoming demeanor. Excellent skills in oral and written communication are required, as is the ability to achieve ambitious goals, meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and handle multiple assignments in a busy environment. Strong aptitude for technology, including database management and social media, is critical.
Specific duties and responsibilities include: Design and implement strategies to increase and sustain admissions Recruit new students with an eye toward maintaining enrollment (including diversity and gender balance) at appropriate levels in individual classes and school wide. Maintain personal relationships with applicant families throughout the admission process. Create and manage all internal/external admissions and marketing communication initiatives and materials, including: website, print/electronic, social media, etc. Develop, edit, and update brochures, pamphlets and other recruitment literature in keeping with established brand and in coordination with the Admin Team. Coordinate all aspects of admissions including visits, evaluation, selection, enrollment, and communicating outcomes. Build and maintain strong relationships with the independent school community. Attend admission events and fairs.
Required Qualifications: BA required, MA preferred, Minimum of 3-5 years working in admissions and/or communications or marketing/public relations; leadership experience desired. Strong aptitude for technology. Experience with Ravenna is highly preferred.
Must be a team player and possess superior communication, interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills, high energy, flexibility, warmth, and a sense of humor.
Capitol Hill Day School is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.