The Madeira School is a private, independent boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12, located on a beautiful 376-acre campus in McLean, Virginia, just 12 miles from Washington, DC. Founded in 1906, and with a long legacy of iconic alumnae, Madeira’s 325 students come from 18 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 countries; 35% are students of color and 15% are international students. 39% of Madeira students receive Madeira financial aid.
The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and enrolling a diverse class of high-quality students, and administering a financial aid budget of $3.45 million. The Director is responsible for developing marketing and strategic plans that will position Madeira as the all-girls, college preparatory boarding and day school of choice for prospective girls and their families.
Reporting to the Head of School, the Director oversees the admissions team of 6, is a member of the school’s senior administrative team and works cooperatively with the senior leadership, Board, faculty, and staff in setting direction and policy to ensure that students who enroll at Madeira are of the caliber necessary to succeed in a highly competitive program, and who will be successful in college, their careers after graduation, and lead productive lives as life-long learners and responsible citizens.
Interested candidates are asked to submit, in an electronic file, their resume, a one to two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references, directed to Christine H. Baker at: email@example.com. Please submit materials by April 12, 2019.
5 - 7 years of experience in admissions leadership experience required. Experience in/strong knowledge of boarding school culture preferred. Experience in working with/recruiting boarding students preferred along with a demonstrated experience in building strong and effective teams and developing effective recruiting strategies to attract and retain mission appropriate boarding students.
Preferred Skills & Knowledge:
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication; strong analytical, and organizational skills
• Clear understanding of cross cultural communication and collaboration skills are critical in diverse and multinational workplaces and communities
• Ability to work independently and with colleagues/stakeholders at all levels; ability to lead and execute
• Exceptional initiative, judgment and problem solving skills; high level of energy, creativity and flexibility
• Willingness & ability to work flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings & select weekends
• Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
• Ability to communicates respectfully with a diverse population of current and prospective students and families.
Additional Salary Information: Madeira offers competitive compensation along with a robust package of benefits.
About The Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.