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Gateway Academy is an accredited, private day school for grades 6-12 that supports a pure population of students diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, and students who are Twice Exceptional. Established in 2005, we have spent 17 years as a leader in educating students with High Functioning Autism. As such, we operate our school in an engaging, motivating, and personalized way that helps our students build confidence and prepare for the future.
Reporting to the CEO and serving on the Leadership Team, the Admissions Director oversees all aspects of admissions, recruitment, retention, outreach, and financial aid. The Director will lead the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment.
The Ideal Candidate
Gateway Academy seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual with demonstrated success in customer service, sales, and marketing. The ideal candidate will deomonstrate 3-5 years of successful admissions, recruitment, retention, and financial aid work at an academic institution, preferably private day school.The Admissions Director must have outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills, enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-focused environment, exhibit positive energy, and have a good sense of humor. This candidate must be highly organized and approachable.
The Admissions Director will develop external outreach initiatives and cultivate relationships with prospective families worldwide, inform them of the Gateway mission and principles, academic life curriculum, and culture, and guide them through the school's admissions, financial aid, and re-enrollment process.
The Admission Director will play a vital role in the Gateway Academy community, and be a member of the Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have experience in innovative recruitment marketing ideas.
The Director must possess a bacherlor's degree and preferably a master's degree. They should thrive in a collaborative environment and be adept at creating life balance.
Admissions Director Responsibilities:
Sets annual enrollment and admission goals with the CEO and CFO.
Assists families navigate the application process for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship and the Arizona State Tax Organizations.
Manage new student enrollment and the re-enrollment of current students by working in close connection with staff, therapists, families, and school leadership.
Understands and informs the Leadership Team, and community about research, demographics, and other relevant enrollment trends, ensuring that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood, and addressed.
Responsible for the admission funnel process, and the school's effort to attract, enroll, and retain a neurodiverse and dynamic student population.
Develops and implements enrollment and admission plans with clearly stated goals and objectives using our SchoolAdmin software program.
Develops new and maintains existing relationships with educational consultants, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, feeder schools, and other centers of influence that generate additional prospective students/families.
Formulates forward-thinking, strategic application, admission and enrollment policies.
Ensures internal constituents understand and embrace a customer service orientation intended for all families from the prospect to the enrolled phase.
Maintains statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Presents statistical and trend information to the Leadership Team.
Fosters high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for students, colleagues, alumni, and parents throughout the admissions process and beyond.
Actively participates in the life of the Gateway Academy community.
In partnership with the Executive Director and CFO, develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best practice web-based technologies and referral networks.
Achieves annual enrollment goals and implements growth strategies to meet future enrollment targets.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Monday to Friday
Bachelors or Masters Degree
Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
Experience in Admissions.
Patience and a solution minded approach to issues.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Advanced skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook.
A strong goal and results orientation.
A high level of integrity and professionalism.
Persuasive oral and advanced written communication skills.
High customer service focus.
Personal motivation and passion about achieving goals and deadlines.
An ability to be understand and report on goals/metrics.
Gateway Academy is the only 6th-12th Grade Private Day School in the State of Arizona that supports a pure population of students with High Functioning Autism, and students who are Twice-Exceptional. Our main focus is on students diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, and we use an educational approach that’s backed by 35 years of research and best practices tailored to the unique needs of our students. We offer a specialized school experience you won’t find anywhere else!