St. George’s Independent School seeks a passionate, entrepreneurial, and hard-working individual who is energized by work with families to serve as Assistant Director of Admission, beginning June 2018. St. George’s Independent School welcomes applications from persons of any race, color, creed, nationality, or ethnic origin.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required, a minimum of two years of paid professional experience required; a knowledge of independent school or collegiate admissions preferred
The successful candidate will possess skills and experience that would include the ability to:
collaborate in larger school-wide strategic design and implementation of the plans to attract, admit, yield, and retain qualified students for St George’s
warmly and knowledgeably welcome and engage with prospective families in person, on the telephone, and in written communication in a way that increases the family’s connectivity with the School to increase inquiries, school visits, applications, and enrollment
work well with and collaborate with our team; personal initiative and the ability to plan, organize, and oversee projects and processes independently and collaboratively are critical personal components
ensure the quality and success of family visits to the school including our open houses, neighborhood receptions, Student Ambassadors, Parent Ambassadors, Gryphon-For-A-Day, and orientation programs
chair the campus specific admission committee and facilitate thorough and expedient evaluation of applicant files
collaborate with our teaching teams to ensure high rates of retention
develop and sustain professional relationships with feeder schools and organizations to educate about the school’s value proposition and to drive admission interest in the school
demonstrate ease and facility with various applicant assessment instruments used to help evaluate applicants; familiarity and knowledge of other supplemental psychological assessments, intelligence assessments, and other confidential reports is preferred
exhibit an excellent public speaking and communication skillset in representing the School in small and large group settings
share an infectious enthusiasm for St. George’s Independent School and be poised for working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment where innovation, resourcefulness, and new ideas are prized, along with collaboration, teamwork, and good humor
travel to off campus events and occasionally travel among three campus location
utilize key communication devices such as Google products, electronic communications, paper communications, extended telephone usage, and admission data in a relational database
serve as a student advisor for a small group of students, focused on their overall physical, emotional, social, and academic wellness
perform other duties as assigned by the Enrollment Manager and Director of Admission
Physical Requirements: Regularly sit, turn, bend, reach, walk, talk, hear, and interact with campus visitors as well as others who telephone. Must have the ability to understand and present materials and communicate with constituents and co-workers in a harmonious manner.
Candidates will embrace the school’s mission and educational philosophy; candidates must be willing to work in a team environment and be positive, inspirational, and family-centered.
Additional Salary Information: Annual letter of agreement with possibility of renewal
About St. George's Independent School
St. George’s Independent School, a coeducational school with three campuses located in the suburbs and city of Memphis, TN, offers an educational model not replicated anywhere else in the United States. Through this distinctive three-campus model and a strategic plan committed to transformative diversity, the school offers financial assistance from prekindergarten (age three) through twelfth grade to students who might not otherwise have logistical or financial access to an independent-school setting. Bound together by an Episcopal tradition that sees all people as children of God, students and families from our Memphis and Germantown campuses build relationships through cross-campus learning and activities, then unite in middle school at our Collierville campus.
A St. George’s education unites active learning with agile teaching to build disciplined minds, adventurous spirits, and brave hearts. Benefiting from a curriculum that weaves together traditional content with innovative educational techniques, St. George’s graduates are better prepared for a complex and global future because of the real-world learning experiences they have today.