Harpeth Hall seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader to serve as the next Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director is a member of Harpeth Hall’s Leadership Team. The Director oversees the admission team and all aspects of the admission process: recruitment, selection, enrollment, and financial aid. S/he should serve as an ambassador for Harpeth Hall in the wider Nashville community and demonstrate a mastery of analytical skills and thorough knowledge of demographic trends, which will inform Harpeth Hall’s admission strategy.
The Director of Admission and Financial Aid will promote cultural competence and will work to build a diverse community of engaged students, described in the School’s strategic plan. This position plays a pivotal role in Harpeth Hall’s ability to meet the many challenges and opportunities ahead in an ever-changing and growing Nashville.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Substantial admission experience in independent schools
Knowledge of best practices in admission
Ability to contribute to a high-performing leadership team
Deep understanding of the financial aid process
Positive team management experience
Understanding of local and national enrollment trends
Excellent communication skills and eagerness to engage with all constituents
Strong writing skills
Significant research experience and understanding of data analysis
Strong organizational skills
Strategic mindset in meeting admission and retention goals
Warm and engaging presence
Enthusiasm for an all-girls environment
Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Communications to create and execute the best methods of engaging the broadest range of students
Collaborate with the Director of Advancement to steward endowed scholarship funds
Respect for extreme confidentiality
Genuine desire to participate in the life of the school
About The Harpeth Hall School
The Harpeth Hall School is one of the country's premier independent college preparatory schools for girls and young women in grades 5-12. A pioneer in the field of women's education with origins in the 1860s, the school combines a superior program deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition with proven instructional techniques that are most meaningful for girls. Teachers and administrators cultivate a love of learning, a commitment to honor and integrity, and the leadership skills students will need in the future. This is a vibrant, forward-looking school with a rigorous, innovative curriculum and exceptional teaching. In addition, outstanding and extensive arts, athletics, service learning, and co-curricular activities provide students with a rich educational experience. The strength of the school today results from the extraordinary vitality and richness of its past. The school is situated on a beautiful, college-like suburban campus of 43 acres in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Harpeth Hall is a national leader in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning. The campus-wide wireless network was the first in Middle Tennessee. Since 2001, every girl in grades... seven through twelve uses her own laptop computer. At every level, the faculty and students use technology to advance learning.