The Advent School, a progressive independent elementary school in downtown Boston, seeks candidates for a Director of Enrollment Management position.
Contribute to the mission and standards of the School by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the School’s unique culture and programmatic offerings, and contribute to the School community and outplacement support for Sixth Grade students and families.
Support rising Sixth Grade families with navigating the Next Schools process, and track placement and matriculation to the next schools.
Formulate forward-thinking and strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
Report directly to the Head of School, and serve as a liaison to the Board of Trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
Track enrollment trends both nationally and regionally to thinks strategically for continued outreach.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
Admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
Research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
Supervise admission office staff.
Work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations for enrollment and financial aid.
Oversee enrollment management budgets.
Partner with Department of Learning Services and faculty.
Working with the Head of School and Director of Advancement, Identify potential donors – graduates, parents, the broader community.
Understand the culture and climate of the School and the broader educational environment in the city of Boston and surrounding region.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
Other duties as needed
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Three to seven years of experience in admissions education, preferably in a large regional market
Ability to think critically and creatively
Proven success in a senior administrative role, preferably working with a board
Demonstrated leadership qualities
The ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
About The Advent School
Since 1961, The Advent School has stayed true to its founding vision: an urban school whose community reflects the diversity of Boston; a forward thinking curriculum that inspires and engages a child’s passion for learning; a commitment to social justice; and a culture of collaboration where every child has the confidence to take action in a connected world.