The Rectory School in Pomfret, CT seeks an experienced, energetic, personable professional to lead our enrollment efforts. The Director of Enrollment is responsible for all areas of the admissions process including developing enrollment projections, reviewing admissions applications, meeting with prospective families, building and maintaining relationships with educational consultants, engaging in national and international student recruitment trips, coordinating open houses and school tours, attending school fairs, and planning other events supporting the School’s recruitment and retention efforts. The Director of Enrollment reports to the Headmaster and is a member of the senior administrative team.
Responsibilities include the following:
To oversee the program of admissions of new students to the school.
To present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents; interviews with candidates and their parents; arrangements for admissions testing; securing of necessary student credentials; and communicating final decisions to the appropriate individuals.
To oversee the admission office, creation of the admissions budget, and appropriate admissions and marketing materials, mailings and publications.
To organize and administer with the Financial Aid Committee the program for scholarships and financial aid.
To evaluate continually, and redesign where appropriate, the marketing program with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment of qualified students and a wait-list of qualified applicants.
To manage the retention and re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year.
To supervise the coordination of all re-enrollment activity with constant monitoring of attrition and retention.
To develop services and participate in presentations designed to increase student retention.
To work with members of the administration and faculty to organize specific retention efforts at the key grade levels.
To serve on select committees of the School and/or the Board of Trustees.
To keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission and re-enrollment program and to prepare reports for the Headmaster and Board of Trustees as needed.
To develop and maintain relationships with other area schools, school placement professionals, and other referral sources.
To represent the school at various gatherings and conferences.
To assist with the Administrator on Duty position.
To assist with the residential life program.
To perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
At least 5 years experience in admissions work.
An ability to lead a collaborative, efficient, collegial work team.
A passion for independent education delivered in a boarding school setting as well as the professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
Familiarity with technology and social media.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
The ability to communicate clearly in written and oral forms with a diversity of constituents.
Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.)
Mrs. Diana Richardson
Assistant to the Headmaster
The Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, CT 06258
About Rectory School
Rectory School was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.
Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 147 of whom are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. Average class size is 10 and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.