Associate Director of Admissions

Indian Creek School
Crownsville, MD
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
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.


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


Bachelor’s degree

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