Working collaboratively with the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid plays an integral role in the recruitment efforts and strategic plans for overall enrollment at Vermont Academy. These include developing and achieving annual admissions, enrollment and net-tuition goals. This individual will work and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with numerous contingencies including but not limited to: faculty/staff, educational consultants, feeder schools, international agents and other sending programs. Additionally, this individual will help to identify and cultivate new full pay market areas both domestically and internationally. The Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid will be paramount in maintaining the Financial Aid budget including processing completed returning and new applicant families while maintaining a high level of professionalism and confidentiality throughout the process.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Interview prospective candidates and their families; assisting them throughout the application process
Travel both domestically and internationally to attend school fairs, visit feeder schools and meet with educational consultants
Along with the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, oversee major on and off campus events including receptions, Preview Days, Revisit Days and Consultant Tours
Manage the online database record of prospective candidates and their families
Report on admissions data identifying relevant trends areas of opportunity
Involvement in committees throughout the Academy including the Admissions Committee, Financial Aid Committee and other Committees as assigned
Organize, register and maintain all pertinent travel details for the Admissions Office
Assist the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid in preparation for Board of Trustee meetings
Maintain frequent communication with Varsity Athletic Coaches and other key on-campus constituents regarding prospective students
Other residential and/or athletic commitments as appropriate
The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience in a private independent school admissions office and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have experience with database programs, online admissions programs and Microsoft Office Suite. A sense of humor and passion for independent schools are a must.