Villa Academy, NWAIS-accredited, pre-K through 8th grade Catholic independent school established in 1903, seeks a full-time Director of Admission & Enrollment. We have a beautiful 31-acre campus east of University Village, 415 students, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We warmly welcome all faith traditions.
The Director of Admission is responsible for leading and growing Villa Academy’s PK- 8 admission and enrollment efforts with the goal of achieving and maintaining full-capacity enrollment of qualified students. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement (DIA), the Admission Director is a member of the Institutional Advancement Team, which, along with Admissions, is comprised of Development and Marketing/Communications. Our team values initiative, collaboration, flexibility, humor, positive energy and a collegial spirit.
Our Ideal Candidate
Is a dynamic, strategic thinker driven to achieve results and advance Villa’s mission
Enjoys challenge, solving problems, and implementing change
Presents an outgoing and welcoming presence to constituents of all ages and backgrounds
Maintains high standards of accountability, professionalism, customer service, and confidentiality
Is highly organized, detail oriented, and works effectively in managing multiple priorities
Has excellent presentation and public speaking skills
Demonstrates maturity, resourcefulness and judgment in decision making
Successfully cultivates and builds relationships
Able to work both independently and collaboratively
An understanding of and appreciation for Catholic education
Is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
Strategy & Operations
Establishes overall admission and enrollment yearly strategies, plans, and operations based on thorough evaluation, financial aid and marketing information analysis, trend evaluation, and outcome measurement.
Manages all aspects of new student enrollment, and, in partnership with the business office, implements the re-enrollment of current students.
Administers the school’s financial aid program and works with the Head of School and Business Manager on financial aid award decisions.
Works with the DIA and Marketing Production Manager on all aspects of admission and enrollment marketing.
Represents Villa Academy to prospective families and the wider public, enhancing the school’s visibility.
Plans and conducts group and private tours of the school, student visit days, and applicant and family interviews.
Plans and conducts the fall open house, as well an array of welcome, retention, and orientation events.
Engages the school community–faculty and staff, volunteers, current parents and alumni–in admission programs.
Arranges admission testing, processes student applications, and communicates with applicant families during the admission process.
Works with academic division heads in the applicant selection process, and communicates admission decisions to applicant families.
Partners with the Middle School Director to conduct spring high school information night and meets with families as needed on high school selection.
Produces regular admission and/or enrollment reports with clear progress metrics for the DIA, Head of School and Board of Trustees.
Staff, Volunteers, Committees
Manages the Admission Associate
Manages Admission Recruitment and Welcome Committees
Villa Academy is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, national origin, marital status or disability.
About Villa Academy
Villa Academy is a Catholic independent school serving children in Preschool through Grade 8, dedicated to excellence in the education of the whole child.
Guided by the Cabrinian tradition of educating hearts and minds, Villa Academy is a learning community that challenges the unique potential of each child and educates for a diverse society. The school seeks to develop within each student self esteem, an inquiring mind, a joy for learning, and a compassionate and ethical spirit