The Director of Enrollment Management provides leadership for all aspects of enrollment, including attracting, enrolling, and retaining students and families. A member of the senior administrative team, the Director of Enrollment Management works closely with the Head of School to create and implement a comprehensive enrollment strategy.
The Director of Enrollment Management will:
Lead all aspects of the admissions and enrollment process, including recruitment and enrollment, re-enrollment and retention, financial aid processes, and information/database management.
Oversee all admission marketing outreach. Plan and implement internal and external marketing strategies for the school in partnership with the Advancement Office. Develop systems to chart the effectiveness of strategies. Consider various and creative platforms to attract and retain families.
Collaborate and develop policies with appropriate stakeholders regarding enrollment trends and goals, including attrition and retention.
Develop and share reports with constituencies (Head of School, staff, Board) that reflect an understanding of admission, marketing and strategy.
Partner with constituencies to develop and monitor short and long term strategic goals.
Celebrate CHS mission throughout the admission and enrollment process.
Maintain and develop systems to solicit feedback about strengths of the admission process for prospective families.
Collaborate with constituencies to facilitate an inclusive admission process and create assessment tools.
Promote positive relationships with outside institutions or groups with the aim of attracting mission-appropriate students and understanding the CHS position in the marketplace.
Plan all admission-related events and coordinate with all staff, administrators, trustees, and family volunteers regarding the admission office and other school-wide activities.
Serve as a member of the senior administrative team.
Support the mission of the school.
Oversee financial aid review process and committee and serve as a resource for families regarding financial aid.
Evaluate trends regarding enrollment and affordability.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 6, 2020:
A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position;
A current resumé;
A list of at least three professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
Desire to work in a small school in a team environment where collaboration and a keen awareness of community are valued.
Willingness and desire to be visible throughout the school and to connect with all staff and students.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
An approachable demeanor, a person who welcomes conversation and connection while respecting the views of others.
Enjoys working with prospective families of young children.
Excellent organizational skills.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years independent school experience required.
Equity and inclusion
Employee lives the stated mission of the school, and values and respects diversity in all facets of school life. Employee promotes equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.
In keeping with Chestnut Hill School’s commitment to a strong community, employee exemplifies cooperation and collaboration, demonstrates leadership when necessary, is a supportive team member when needed, and assists others to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Employee exercises clear, constructive, and appropriate communication with students, colleagues and administration in written and verbal communication.
Critical observation and problem-solving
Employee shows ability to not only gather information but to also interpret, analyze, and suggest next steps based upon data. Employee assesses problems and utilizes all available resources to resolve challenges through proper channels.
About The Chestnut Hill School
The Chestnut Hill School, founded in 1860 and located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, is a co-educational, independent school educating students from Beginners (age 3) through Grade 6. The School lives its commitment to academic excellence, diversity, and community, recognizing that these inextricable values are required to optimize learning, a sense of belonging, civility, and compassion. CHS graduates stand up for their beliefs, express their thoughts, and care about the rights and feelings of others. We welcome applications from individuals who are willing to join a warm, inclusive, and joyful school community and are able to contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.