Mercersburg Academy is a private, college-prep boarding school located in south-central Pennsylvania, about 90 minutes from the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. The school’s Mission and Core Values guide our vision and direction. At Mercersburg, we value diversity and believe in cultivating a safe community where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves.
Faculty, Full-Time, 12 Month, Exempt
Dean of Enrollment Management
The position assists with all aspects of the admission and enrollment process and has an interest in working in an independent boarding school environment. Associate Director of Admission is a member of the admission and financial aid committees and report directly to the Dean of Enrollment Management. Associate Director of Admission is a member 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.
Manage a strategic partnership(s) with internal and/or external admission stakeholders e.g. volunteer management, marketing, student ambassador program.
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.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in an indoor/office environment where the noise level ranges from quiet to moderate. Work will also be performed outside an office environment to visit prospective students and families. These environments will vary.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to travel in all modes of transportation; sufficient manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate office machinery; and to verbally communicate to exchange information with both English-speaking and non-English speaking contacts.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
At least 3 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