Ruffing Montessori School in Cleveland Heights invites applications for a Director of Admissions. Available immediately, this full-time position will proactively represent the school in the community and lead the school’s Admissions efforts from initial recruitment to long-term retention. Primary roles include outreach, the planning and execution of admission events, coordination of parent meetings and student visits, development of relationships with prospective families, high-level ongoing service to enrolled families, and the regular collection and analysis of admissions data to help inform marketing efforts and enrollment management. The role is supported by a part-time Associate Director of Admissions. The ideal candidate will be Montessori minded, possessing a working knowledge of the Montessori educational method as well as the ability to clearly articulate the philosophy and pedagogy. The next Director of Admissions will also have 3-5 years admission experience in an independent school and must be an organized, detail-oriented and efficient individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Database management experience required. Familiarity with Blackbaud preferred. Please send a letter of interest, resume and three references to employment@RuffingMontessori.net. No phone calls please.
About Ruffing Montessori School
Ruffing Montessori School is an independent Montessori day school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio educating 350 children ages 18 months through the eighth grade.We are the second oldest Montessori school in the United States, reflecting a legacy of success educating children in the Montessori tradition for over 50 years. Our Whole Child philosophy puts the child at the center and integrates a comprehensive learning environment promoting life-long learning.We invite you to discover Ruffing, a renowned and nationally recognized Montessori school, with highly trained and experienced faculty, carefully prepared learning environments appointed with beautiful wooden Montessori materials, state-of-the-art science labs, robust enrichment offerings, classroom gardens, and a vibrant parent community. Ruffing’s recently redeveloped campus consciously incorporates high performance “green” building concepts and is the first school in Northeast Ohio to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. A Ruffing education is, by all accounts, a tremendous experience, and our students emerge as socially responsible, intellectually curious and high academic achievers in their high schools, colleges and beyond.