Job Summary The Director of Enrollment Management is an essential part of the Administrative Leadership Team and is responsible for developing and implementing forward-thinking admission standards, policies, and procedures in order to attract, enroll, and retain a student population consistent with Sycamore’s mission.
Duties and Responsibilities Understands the mission, culture, and climate of the school and the broader educational environment Fosters high ethical standards, integrity, and respect Chairs the Admissions Committee Supervises the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Articulates and communicates admission standards Manages recruitment, enrollment, and retention of all students Engages in research (analyzing data that affect enrollment) Conducts prospective parent tours Formulates enrollment projections for budgeting purposes Manages screening and testing for all applicants Coordinates all admissions events Works closely with the CFO regarding financial aid Tracks enrollment statistics, maintains class lists, and prepares monthly reports for the Board of Trustees Manages the budget for the Office of Enrollment Management Works closely with the Coordinator of Marketing, Communications, and Publications on all types marketing materials related to admissions in order to develop a strategy for coherent branding and marketing Develops a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences; is sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body Initiates regular community outreach efforts Serves on committees as requested by the Head of School Complies with NAIS and ISACS standards
Knowledge, Skills, Characteristics, and Abilities Strong leadership skills Strategic thinking skills Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize Excellent written and oral communication skills Strong public speaking skills Strong interpersonal skills Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues High energy Critical and creative thinking skills Participation in ongoing professional development Willingness to engage in all aspects of the Sycamore community Understanding of or willingness to learn about gifted children and gifted education
Credentials and Experience Bachelor’s degree required Master’s degree preferred Five or more years of experience in independent schools, preferably in admissions Proven success in a senior administrative role Experience with software systems that support recruitment and enrollment
Sycamore School exists so that academically gifted children can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential and to lead responsible, constructive, fulfilling lives.