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Christian School Director of Admissions

Employer
Cherokee Christian Schools
Location
Woodstock, GA
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Specialty
Admissions
Position Type
Director
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
College / University
Cherokee Christian School is a Pre-K through 12 classical Christian school located in beautiful Woodstock, Georgia, a wooded northern suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our modern and tree-shaded 15-acre campus is centrally located and enjoys easy access to major freeways into Atlanta and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. We are committed to providing our students with a learning environment that enables them to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and virtue so that they are prepared for a life of fruitful service and faithfulness to the Lord. Our classical Christian curriculum is based upon a time-tested educational system which establishes a biblical worldview, incorporates methods based on natural phases of intellectual and spiritual development, cultivates the seven Christian virtues, trains students in reasoning through the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric), and engages student in “the great conversation” through the historical Great Books.

We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates, who are passionate about classical Christian education, to fill an immediate opening for Director of Admissions. The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

Overall:
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team on the development and implementation of the enrollment management plan.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of School Life and Culture and Executive Director of Institutional Advancement to implement lead generation strategies for all campuses and programs.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to the admissions and enrollment staff.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of Finance to develop a tuition and financial aid strategy that maximizes enrollment and net tuition revenue.
  • Establish and strive to reach enrollment goals for admissions and retention.
  • Establish and strive to reach activity goals (inquiries, contacts, visits, etc.).
  • Develop a data-driven enrollment management strategy.
  • Develop and manage budgets for admissions and retention.

Admissions/Recruitment:
  • Develop, implement and manage the new family/student recruitment plan.
  • Aggressively strive to reach and/or exceed all of the recruitment goals for inquiries, campus visits, acceptances, deposits, and new student enrollees.
  • Provide a world-class customer-centered campus visit and Open House program.
  • Provide an aggressive, systematic follow-up strategy and sequence for all inquiries and applicants.
  • Increase awareness of the school throughout our community, including churches, childcare centers, and local schools.
  • Encourage and facilitate the involvement of parents in the recruitment strategy.
  • Create and work with a team of parent volunteers in the parent ambassador program.
  • Motivate and facilitate the involvement of all faculty and staff in the recruitment process.
  • Report weekly on the progress toward recruitment goals.

Enrollment/Onboarding:
  • Oversee the Admissions Coordinator as they manage and implement a world-class customer-centered admission to enrollment process.
  • Oversee Admissions Coordinator as they implement the onboarding process for new families.

Retention/Re-recruitment
  • Develop, implement and manage the retention strategy and process by becoming the champion for retention at the school.
  • Aggressively strive to reach and/or exceed all of the retention goals as determined by the Director of School Life and Culture.
  • Encourage and facilitate the involvement of parents in the retention strategy.
  • Provide oversight and implementation of the continuous enrollment process and strategy.
  • Present issues to the school leadership team that impact retention.
  • Report on the retention of students and families on a weekly basis to the Dir. of Advancement and on a monthly basis to the leadership team.
  • Motivate and facilitate the involvement of all faculty and staff in the retention process.
  • Develop intervention and follow-up with families and students “on the fence.”
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

We seek administrative staff members who are passionate about Christian education and filled with the joy of forming young people intellectually, spiritually, morally, and socially.

Cherokee Christian School is a covenant Christian school, meaning that faculty, employees, school families, and students are all active, practicing members of, or regularly attend, a biblically-orthodox Protestant or Evangelical Christian church. Our classical Christian curriculum also integrates Christian belief and biblical principles in all subject areas. A successful applicant must be an active, practicing Christian and regularly attend a biblically orthodox Protestant or Evangelical Christian church.

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