POSITION SUMMARY The Director of Admissions oversees all aspects of admissions, recruitment and financial aid and will direct the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment. The Director will lead a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short-term and long-term recruitment strategies to ensure The Galloway School meets enrollment objectives.
The ideal candidate will be a data driven decision maker, an experienced admission and financial aid professional, and a creative leader in admission, recruitment and retention. The Director will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse families to the school and ensure that Galloway continues to enroll promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn contribute to the community as a whole.
The Director should be a team player who has a warm collaborative nature, positive energy, sense of humor, possess superior organization and prioritization skills and is self-motivated in the completion of his/her work. She/he will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including outstanding writing and public speaking skills and the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people. This person will have a genuine empathy for prospective families and an awareness of the needs and sensitivities of parents, students, faculty, staff and administrators and ultimately be able to manage expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and diplomatic.
PRIMARY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Represent Galloway and serve as the face of the school to the school and broader community and with prospective families while communicating the mission.
Engage and inform prospective parents and students about Galloway and the benefits of a Galloway education on an individual, small, and large group basis.
Inspire the community to actively participate in admissions events including; individual and group tours, student shadow visits, curricular information sessions, student observations/testing/interview, parent to parent connections, and individual family conversations.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies including area schools, preschools, consultants, admissions directors and organizations and create networking opportunities.
Lead and develop a communications plan with prospective families to move them from inquiry to enrollment.
Oversee and participate in the development of admissions materials, events and marketing practices.
Coordinate systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with parents of student applicants so that the process supports and honors the student and their family.
Manage parent and student expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and diplomatic.
Oversee the selection process of new students including the work of the admissions and financial aid committees and maintain school’s historic admissions statistics.
Lead retention efforts with level principals.
Manage and support financial aid process and participating in policy decisions, messaging/communications, award review meetings, and efforts with community partners.
Manage admissions staff including providing clear communication regarding responsibilities, practices, and feedback.
Manage the admissions budget.
Other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Assistant Head of School for Enrollment and Strategic Management.
Positions Supervised: All Admissions and Financial Aid Staff
Education: Advanced Degree Preferred
Experience: Minimum of 5+ years of school administrative, staff supervisory, and budgetary management experience required.
Disposition: Energetic and enthusiastic individual with a customer service and marketing orientation, who is accessible, approachable and has a good sense of humor.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiated based on degree earned and experience