Associate Director of Admissions

Employer
Indian Creek School
Location
Maryland, MD
Posted
Aug 02, 2022
Closes
Aug 08, 2022
Ref
282392151
Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Associate Director
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
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Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs, the Associate Director of Admissions will be part of a four-person team (the Assistant Head, Director of Lower and Middle School Admission, and Assistant Director of Admission Operations) and will assist with all aspects of admissions and recruitment. The Associate Director will be part of a collaborative effort to develop and implement both short and long-term recruitment strategies to ensure that Indian Creek School meets enrollment objectives. The ideal candidate will have experience with independent school admission, be a data-driven decision maker, and have a clear grasp of the significance of marketing as a key component of recruitment and enrollment efforts. The Associate Director will be a team player who has positive energy, a sense of humor, superior organization skills, and is self-motivated. The Associate Director will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people and groups. This is a full time, 12 month position.

Requirements

Primary role and responsibilities
  • Provides support in enrollment management, which includes admission, marketing, and recruitment and assists with the process of attracting, enrolling, and retaining high school students.
  • Represent Indian Creek and serve as a face of the school to the school, applicants, and the broader community while communicating the mission, philosophy, and vision of the school.
  • Engage and inform prospective parents and students about Indian Creek and the benefits of an ICS education in individualized and group settings
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies including area schools, consultants, other admission offices and outside organization
  • Participate in the development of admissions materials, events, and marketing practices.
  • Coordinate the 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
  • Represent ICS at admissions recruiting events both on and off campus with some evening and weekend requirements
  • Work collaboratively on the selection process of new students including the work of the admission committees
  • Contribute to the ongoing process of reporting and maintaining important statistics and data.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Experience supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in an educational setting.
  • Has prior experience in Admissions in independent day or boarding school with a focus on high school
  • Understanding of contemporary recruitment techniques, including the use of technology and social media, in the recruitment and enrollment lifecycle
  • Proven track record of successful collaboration and innovation
  • Outstanding judgement and maturity
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
  • Personal warmth, positive attitude, and a deep commitment to constituents of all backgrounds
  • Strong technology skills, including data management and enrollment systems, preferably Blackbaud
  • Must pass Federal, State, and MSDE background checks
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