Admissions Coordinator

Gersh Autism
Huntington, NY
Sep 29, 2022
Oct 02, 2022
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The Gersh Organization is dedicated to changing the lives of children on the autism spectrum. Our team of professionals is committed to providing opportunities, inspiration, and guidance for every child to reach their full potential, regardless of the challenges they face. With our family of programs in various locations in Long Island, Washington State, New Hampshire, and Puerto Rico, Gersh is the leading provider of educational and support services for children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Reporting to the VP of Enrollment, the primary function of this role is to help grow enrollment by facilitating and managing the admissions process for our NY / Long Island locations and programs (West Hempstead / Patchogue / Huntington), from point of inquiry through enrollment. This position is on site, has significant interaction with prospective families, faculty, staff, and external constituents such as special education attorneys, educational consultants, State agencies and School Districts.

Admissions Coordinator's Main Responsibilities:

As first point of contact, convey the school’s mission, and explain our programs, curriculum and admission process to prospective families and external constituents

Respond to all inquiries in a timely manner and follow up as necessary

Gather, manage, input, and maintain admission and contractual documents and records in our database, ensuring the files are complete, accurate and up to date

Schedule and organize visits and student observations on site

As appropriate, guide parents and constituents through the legal and tuition funding processes

In collaboration with the Director of Admissions and Principals, analyze student admissions files and make recommendation for placement

With strong attention to details, issue admission and legal documents for enrollment

Respond to legal requests

Prepare weekly statistics regarding all admission activities

Coordinate re-enrollment activities with constant monitoring of attrition and retention

Coordinate and participate in all recruitment efforts - open houses, fairs, events, etc.

Support the development of enrollment materials and marketing strategy

Support our Finance and Leal departments as it relates to Enrollment

Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Director of Admission


Admissions Coordinator Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience

A strong belief in and ability to articulate Gersh mission

3+ years of experience in an admission function in an educational setting

Experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum or special education preferred

Experience working with external constituencies such school districts or Special Education attorneys a plus

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines, while providing excellent customer service

Knowledge of and ability to use various tools for communication and reporting

Experience with database and admission software preferred

Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred

Strong, self-motivated work ethic, high energy, and competitive spirit

Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and ability to exercise discretion

Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Must be able to drive / travel independently within the NY / Long Island areas


Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)

Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)

Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)

Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)

Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Training & Development