Madeira is seeking its next Director of Enrollment Management. This individual is responsible for the recruiting, selecting, enrolling, and ensuring the retention of a diverse class of high-quality students for The Madeira School. The Director is responsible for developing, marketing and strategic plans that will position Madeira as the all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school of choice for prospective girls and their families. The Director reports directly to the Head of School, oversees the admissions team, is a member of the school’s senior administrative team and works cooperatively with the senior leadership, Board, faculty, and staff in setting strategies and implementation plans.
Develops long-term forward-thinking strategies and implementation plans in accordance with enrollment priorities and mission of the Madeira School. Works with senior leadership, faculty, Board and other school constituencies to develop and articulate admissions priorities and philosophy.
Coordinates the essential elements of enrollment management to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and a broad alumna base: admission management, student retention, research and marketing.
Provides regular reports and planning documents to senior leadership, the Board and faculty on the results of admissions activity. Initiates research studies/projects, which aid in understanding the effects and outcomes of admissions and financial aid policies and practices; assesses results and seeks feedback from families in the application process on a regular basis.
Works collaboratively with Director of Communications and Marketing to create marketing plans, develop admissions publications and programs that are consistent with the overall strategy of The Madeira School.
Works in close coordination with the Business Office to develop and oversee the school’s yield strategy, ensuring that marketing efforts are tied to the school’s financial plan; determine financial strategy and allocations; and prepare and manage the departmental budget, monitoring all expenditures to assure compliance with the policies of school
Works with Alumnae Relations and Development Office to promote fuller understanding of admissions and financial aid policies and issues within alumnae body; meets with donors interested in supporting financial aid scholarship
Represents Madeira at various external organizations and
Leads and manages the admissions team by providing vision, objectives and expectations of work performance that support the admissions office and its activities in meeting defined
Bachelors required; advanced degree preferred
At least 5 years of leadership experience with an understanding of the admissions opportunities and challenges required; knowledge of communications and marketing a plus
Experience with social media tools and techniques
Familiarity with private independent school required; boarding school experience preferred
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication; strong analytical, and organizational skills
Clear understanding of cross-cultural communication and collaboration skills are critical in diverse and multinational workplaces and communities
Ability to work independently and with colleagues/stakeholders at all levels; ability to lead and execute
Exceptional initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills; high level of energy, creativity and flexibility
Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends
Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
Ability to travel
About Madeira School, Inc.
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.