Gladwyne Montessori Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
With Dr. Maria Montessori’s research-based philosophy and curriculum as our foundation, we provide toddlers to adolescents an authentic, individualized learning experience that cultivates an unparalleled depth of knowledge. The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management has the unique opportunity to work with an exceptional team of professionals to elevate this well-established, highly loved and respected school to heights that ensure both its longevity and continued wide-spread impact. Gladwyne Montessori is the education of the future: here, now.
This is a 12-month, full time position that boasts comprehensive benefits and a salary commensurate with experience.
A Masters degree is preferred.
The Director of Admissions, will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that advertising, publicity and events related to the attraction of new students and the retention of existing students leads to an enrollment of 90% capacity or better, and ultimately a waitlist of 10 percent of the size of each program offered by the school. The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management will report to the Head of School in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team will lead, plan, direct and implement overall strategy for all student recruitment and retention initiatives on behalf of the school. The Director will oversee a part time Admissions Assistant and together, will actively participate in the creation, design, budget, and production of on- and off-site recruitment and retention efforts and events to support enrollment.
Foster and facilitate increased retention with existing enrolled students.
Advance the mission of the school by identifying, attracting, and securing mission-appropriate families for each program level
Carry out all aspects of the admissions cycle:
Initiate contact with prospective families
Conduct individualized tours for prospective families
Orchestrate and lead Open House events
Systematically and efficiently handle inquiries, applications, and communications with prospective families
Schedule and organize student visits/interviews/observations/assessments as appropriate for each program offered by the school
Build and maintain relationships with current and past families
Develop appropriate recruitment strategies for prospective families
Move prospective families in an appropriate and timely fashion toward fully executed enrollment contracts
Maintain up-to-date records and keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment data
Act as a resource for the Head of School, Board of Trustees, Leadership Team and Faculty by leveraging school retention and recruitment events and initiatives while providing strategy to push these initiatives forward and seeing them to fruition
Identify and develop relationships with feeder schools to increase the pool of prospective mission-appropriate families
Promote opportunities for new families to feel welcome and oriented by establishing mentor family partnerships annually
Represent the school at appropriate conferences and events
Work with School Secretary and Admissions Assistant to ensure Student Information Software system is up to date and accurate
Work with School Secretary, Director of Marketing and Communications and Admissions Assistant to ensure that all admissions/enrollment-related communications are sent in a timely and proactive fashion
Serve as a member of the Tuition Assistance Committee
Oversee Parent Ambassadors for the Admissions Office
Work with Head of School and CFO to develop and communicate accurate enrollment projections annually and maintain current and up to date records of these projections throughout each admissions cycle
Attend Board of Trustee meetings and provide reporting as requested
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, 3 letters of reference and a Philosophy of Independent School Admissions Statement to: