The Director of Admissions is an outgoing and mission driven professional who thrives on building community relationships, providing resources and opportunities to children and families, and has experience managing community events and programs. The Director is responsible for the delivery of the Nursery School’s mission and vision of academic excellence. As a member of the Nursery School’s administrative team, the Director of Admissions is responsible for representing and marketing the school to parents, prospective parents, and the community to attract in new students and retain current enrollees. This includes managing the entire admission process and events from initial inquiry to enrollment to orientation and integration into the school. This role is responsible for ensuring that the administrative tasks of the school are prepared and submitted in a timely manner. The Director will organize, develop, and implement strategies that will support the Nursery School mission and vision by focusing on family engagement and facilitating the building of community within the school and among families. Critical facets of the role are the ability to listen to needs of others, receive, and respond to feedback, and develop plans and strategies in a collaborative environment.
- Establish a professional, encouraging, and reassuring presence to students, parents and faculty members providing support, guidance and assistance as required.
- Devise, develop, organize, and deliver developmental opportunities for faculty, through training interventions, workgroups, brainstorming sessions and the engagement of externally recognized experts, to facilitate shared learning opportunities.
- Identify and create opportunities for both students and faculty members to engage with other 92NY departments and local area nursery schools to foster and develop an ethos of engagement within the community.
- Identify areas for process improvement to streamline efficiencies.
- Work with 92NY’s technology department to create a portal for administrative, teacher and parent usage.
- Implement best marketing practices, procedures and enrollment strategies that follow ISAAGNY guidelines for ethical conduct throughout process.
- Schedule and conduct tours, open houses, and interviews with families.
- Research and initiate opportunities to attract new students through networking and marketing - Build network of relationships with outside institutions or groups.
- Develop/maintain promotional materials including but not limited to videos, website, power point presentations, information at Admissions Events etc.
- Coordinate re-enrollment, thoroughly explaining every stage of the process to families, with constant monitoring of attrition and retention. Secure and track necessary documentation for applications.
- Manage portfolios and data regarding admissions, enrollment, withdrawals, inquiries, applicants, and attrition.
- Currently, oversee the 3 day 2’s admissions process for Parenting Center in collaboration with the Director of Parenting Center and Nursery School Director.
- Responsible for financial tracking and reporting for admissions and enrollment ensuring information is current and accurate.
- Complete school surveys and subscription for ISAAGNY, Parents League etc.
- Is a key external representative of the 92NY Nursery School and exemplifies its commitment to providing a warm, nurturing, celebratory community for children and families.
- Has visibility and presence in the Nursery School itself (on the 6th floor of 92NY)
- Incorporates families’ voices and interests, needs and priorities to the school to inform its programming and community events.
- Is a resource to colleagues who need information about events, schedules, or relationship information.
- Develops programs and events for Nursery School families in collaboration with administration, teachers, and volunteer parent leaders.
- Directs the overall operation of parent engagement programs and groups.
- Oversees requests from parents for specific events or celebrations.
- Collaborates with development colleagues in producing fundraising events.
- Manages program budgets, administrative work and other details related to event or program production.
- Bachelor’s Degree with an MA or MS in early childhood education or comparable work experience within either a senior teaching or school administrative capacity.
- Minimum of 8 years teaching experience in early childhood education with at least 4 at a headteacher or school administration level.
- Proven in-depth knowledge of child development and early childhood education with a previous experience of delivery within a Jewish values context preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills; with the ability to handle difficult conversations sensitively and diplomatically.
- Ability to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities while still maintaining a strong attention to detail
- Ability to interact positively and with an assured manner, with children, parents and facility members.
- Good understanding of systems and technology, competent in the use of Microsoft Office, with previous experience of Tessitura preferred.
Interested applicants should forward a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to contact those
applicants whose experience most aligns with the position profile.Compensation Range
$75,000 - $125,000
The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.