The Director of Admission and Financial Aid is responsible for managing student enrollment and directing the admission process. S/He also serves as an administrator responsible for assisting with the operations of the school and always promoting positive relationships with groups and individuals inside and outside of the Academy’s community.
Duties and responsibilities: Including, but not limited to: Oversee the recruitment and enrollment of new students, including developing and executing a strategic enrollment and retention strategy. Present the school to prospective students and parents in a variety of settings on campus and off, which includes interviews with candidates and their parents, and communicating with families throughout the application and enrollment process. Communicate final admission decisions to the appropriate individuals. Manage the admissions office and appropriate admissions and marketing materials, mailings and publications. Organize and administer, with the Head of School, the Financial Aid Committee, which allocates financial aid and scholarships to qualifying students. Evaluate continually and redesign where appropriate all aspects of the admissions program with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment. Manage the rolling admissions process. Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year. Oversee the network of parents, former parents, and alumni as ambassadors to the school. Record, interpret, and present relevant statistics on all aspects of admission and re-enrollment. Present at various gatherings and conferences to increase visibility of our programs. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Marketing Responsibilities: Coordinate marketing efforts with the Head of School, Advancement office, and Director of Marketing. Perform external efforts to promote Grand River Academy’s program. Attend secondary school fairs at feeder programs. Create and maintain all listings and subscriptions in educational directories and organizations. Assist with publications including view books, brochures, and newsletters. Maintain and create current/new referral sources such as feeder schools, other schools, guidance counselors, educational consultants (IECA & International), and wilderness/therapeutic programs.
Additional Responsibilities: Attend all faculty meetings. Serve as a member of the Administrative Team. Plan and attend all registration days including fall, semester, and summer. Support the school and its leadership.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university: Master's Degree (preferred). Experience with recruitment, admissions, or a similar field. Skill or interest in public relations, communications, parent relations, strategic marketing, board relations, or school management. An engaging, positive, creative, and personable attitude. Ability to communicate, self-organize, and accomplish varied tasks. Experience in new recruitment techniques. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in database management, Microsoft programs, and Google Drive is required. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines. Ability to work easily with the GRA community, including faculty, students, fellow staff, etc. Successful completion of a background and drug screen.
About Grand River Academy
Established in 1831, Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school located in Austinburg, Ohio. The school serves more than 100 young men in grades 8-12, with a post-graduate option available. The Faculty and staff continue to make strides in the school's mission to activate students academic, social, and emotional potential to prepare them for lifelong success. The school offers small and intimate class sizes, individualized instruction, and supportive Faculty.