At Mercersburg, we value diversity and believe in cultivating a safe community where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves
Mercersburg Academy, an independent, co-educational, boarding school located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, was established in 1893. Mercersburg Academy offers a dynamic academic program to a diverse and close-knit community of learners. Students learn to think for themselves as they prepare for purposeful lives in a global community.
Mercersburg Academy seeks an Assistant Director of Admission for the 2021-22 academic year, beginning July 2021. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of the admission and enrollment process and has an interest in working in an independent boarding school environment. Admission counselors are members of the admission and financial aid committees and report directly to the Director of Admission. Admission counselors are members of the Academy faculty and will have residential and athletic or extracurricular duties included in their position descriptions.
Responsibilities and Duties:
In collaboration with the entire team, develop, execute, and evaluate the vision for recruitment of students for the school including goal-setting and attainment.
Effectively communicate and build relationships with prospective families, feeder schools, educational consultants, international agents, etc.
Participate in all facets and phases of the enrollment process, including fielding inquiry calls, conducting on/off-campus student interviews, and traveling domestically and internationally.
Responsible for managing the inquiry to enrollment process. As a member of the admission committee, read applications and make admission decision recommendations.
Become adept in the strategic relationship between admission, marketing, and financial aid while achieving enrollment and retention objectives.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General understanding of standardized testing and different academic environments.
Interpersonal skills, organization, and strong work ethic.
Possess strong communication skills, an enthusiasm for working with young people, a desire to travel domestically and internationally, and an ability to connect with a diverse group of students and families.
Zero to three years of experience in independent school or higher education admission work
Possess the energy, ability, and willingness to travel overnight, both domestically and internationally, and have flexibility to work weekends, early mornings, and evenings when needed for campus events
Be comfortable operating in Google Workplace and willing to learn different databases
Apply with a letter of interest and resume to "firstname.lastname@example.org"
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 27 states and 36 countries.