Visitation School is seeking a Director of Enrollment Management. The Director is an integral part of the school’s administrative team and is responsible for overseeing all facets of the admissions process. The ideal candidate will have proven success in office management, strategic planning, and relationship building.
Visitation is an independent Catholic school with a culture permeated by Salesian Spirituality. We offer a unique combination of learning experiences with an infant Child Care Program, a coed Lower School (Montessori preschool through grade 5), an all-girls Middle School (grades 6-8) and an all-girls Upper School (grades 9-12). A member of NAIS and accredited by ISACS, we are located on a unique and beautiful 60-acre campus in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Visitation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition remission. Please visit our website at https://www.visitation.net for more information.
Visitation School believes that diversity enriches all in our community, leading a better, more creative and productive work environment. Please read our diversity statement (https://www.visitation.net/about-vis/dei) to learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Visitation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership in enrollment management, which includes short- and long-term strategic approaches to enrollment and communications
Direct the process of attracting, enrolling and retaining mission appropriate families
Build meaningful relationships with prospective and current families
Develop and implement effective processes and systems to ensure goals are met
Be a contributing member of the school’s administrative team and report directly to the Head of School
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all constituencies
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, collaboration, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the enrollment process
Engage the school community in support of the enrollment and retention process
Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and communication policies
Execute the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEMP)
Work closely with the Director of Financial Aid and the business office.
Oversee enrollment management budgets
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment
Work collaboratively with marketing and communications internally and externally, including social media campaigns, website initiatives and revisions, and print ads
Oversee enrollment data and report relevant statistics and trends to the Board of Trustees and the administrative team
Assist in the admissions decision-making process as student applications are evaluated
Engage in the recruiting process by overseeing promotional events, campus tours, student interactions, and other admissions activities
Ensure the continued professional development of all members of the Enrollment Office
Build relationships and partnerships with local individuals and organizations to drive referrals and build community engagement
Represent Visitation publicly during student and parent visits, school fairs, Open Houses, and other information sessions both on- and off-campus including public speaking engagements and presentations
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Three to five years of experience in an independent school setting, preferably in enrollment
Past management experience preferred
Marketing and communications experience preferred
Proven ability to foster and nurture meaningful relationships
Ability to think critically and creatively
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
The ability to connect in meaningful ways to current and prospective families
Demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
Outstanding organizational and presentation skills
Qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Convent of the Visitation School
We are an independent Catholic school founded in 1873 by the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary. We educate girls in grades six to twelve and boys and girls from Montessori preschool through grade five.