Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Enrollment Management at The Benjamin School is a member of the Senior Administrative Team and works closely with the Board of Trustees. The Director is responsible for the oversight of student recruitment, financial aid, and enrollment efforts and manages the Admission Office’s three staff members. As part of the School’s recruitment and enrollment of students, the Director oversees the administration of the admission and financial aid budgets; all admission processes and records; all admission events, travel, and constituent volunteer efforts etc.; and all recruitment, enrollment and matriculation efforts, up to welcoming new families to school in August. Working closely with the School’s technology and communication offices, the Director of Enrollment Management is attentive to the school’s public presence in all its manifestations and is responsible particularly for the Admission component of “www.thebenjaminschool.org”.
The Director of Enrollment Management plays a vital role in the Benjamin community and will be expected to create an enrollment management infrastructure, starting with the existing strengths of the Admission Office, along with providing initiative and leadership in the facilitation of an enrollment management mindset. The Director will conduct research and implement strategies to ensure that the Office achieves the enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees and Head of School.
As the school’s most visible spokesperson, the Director of Enrollment Management represents The Benjamin School to all constituents, which includes students, parents, alumni, faculty and administration.
Key Expectations of The Benjamin School employees:
Demonstrates support of the school’s mission and policies
Consistently models The Benjamin School values
Builds positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues by establishing effective communication through listening, responsiveness, openness, availability, and approachability
Takes initiative and ownership in displaying positive work ethic and behaviors and encourages this attitude in others
Maintains proficiency in the field as well as personal and professional development that strengthens the role and the school
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides leadership in enrollment management, which includes admission, marketing, and recruitment and directs the process of attracting, enrolling and retaining students at the Benjamin School.
Sets annual admission goals, in accordance with the school’s mission to promote economic, racial, and ethnic diversity in the student body, based on enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees.
Organizes and administers the School’s financial aid program and net tuition revenue goals and budget in conjunction with the Chief Financial Aid Officer.
Manages new student enrollment and assists with the reenrollment of current students in close connection with the Division Heads, the Business Officeand the Head of School.
Understands and informs the Admission staff and community about research and demographics and admission and enrollment trends, ensuring that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood, and addressed.
Develops and implements strategic marketing ideas. Formulates annual Admission and Enrollment Action Plans with goals and objectives.
Attends Board of Trustee meetings when appropriate, is involved in strategic planning and keeping the Board fully apprised of the School’s admission, financial aid, and marketing endeavors.
Maintains statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Presents statistical and trend information to the Senior Administrative Team, Board of Trustees, and faculty.
Manages a staff of three, including an Assistant Director of Admission, Admission Associate and Director of Summer Programs, and Admission Assistant.
Oversees all on-campus visitation programs-including interviews and Spring accepted student programs.
Oversees the entire application review process, and with the assistance of the Admission staff, assigns reading and committee assignments to associates in the office, faculty, and staff.
Represents the Admission Office and School at public events, on and off campus.
Directs annual recruitment plan by assigning outreach responsibilities to staff.
Works closely with the Marketing and Communications Office regarding oversight and management of all admission publications and admission process communications, including work on the production of the school print pieces, directs the office’s part of the School’s website, and other marketing and communications material for the Admission Office.
Oversees the volunteer network of Admission representatives.
Works closely with the Division Directors on issues relating to student life.
Provides training and professional development opportunities for staff.
Participates as an active member of the Head of School’s Senior Administrative Team.
Maintains and encourages relationships with feeder schools, counselors, and consultants.
Maintains and enhances the School’s good standing in relevant professional organizations.
Is an integral leader for the school community and participates fully in daily community life of the School.
Extends himself/herself beyond the responsibilities of a job description when the need arises. Assists Head of School with all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred.
Five years of Admission and Financial Aid Experience
Strong commitment to PK-12 education
Superior communication skills both written and spoken
Superior interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills
High energy, flexibility, warmth and sense of humor
Physical and Work Requirements:
Prolonged periods of time sitting at a desk and working on a computer
Occasional movement about the office and lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
Ability to work in excess of 8 hours a day, as well as evening and weekend hours as necessary for events and projects
Travel required for meetings, events, professional development
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Please email a resume, letter of interest and 3 references with contact information to:
Christine H. Baker
About The Benjamin School
General Information: The Benjamin School is an independent, non-affiliated day school for 3-year-old pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade students in Palm Beach County. The School resides on two campuses; the 14 acre Lower and Middle School campus in North Palm Beach and the 50 acre Upper School campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Approximately 155 teachers and associates are responsible for about 1060 students. The Lower School currently serves 455 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5; the Middle School enrolls 203 in grades 6-8, and the Upper School has 403 students in grades 9-12. The School’s rigorous and varied program prepares its students for acceptance to 4-year colleges.
The Benjamin School’s core is academics, with a balanced emphasis on athletics and the arts. The Lower School challenges students with an academic program that includes, among other strong elements, highly developed research-based instruction in language arts and mathematics and a strong Pre-K 3 to 5th-grade world language program. In the Middle School students are challenged with a wide variety of college preparatory courses including advanced world language instruction, Algebra I and Geometry and advanced ...science programs. At the Upper School campus, the faculty offers courses on three levels: regular, honors, and AP.
Each May the School administers 600 or more AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 22 AP courses. In May 2017 eighty percent of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3, and 89 percent of the students taking the tests earned at least one 3 or better. More than 200 students took one or more AP exam. The Upper School also has more than 50-semester electives. Students can study Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese to satisfy their language requirement.
In all three divisions, students have many opportunities to be involved in dance, instrumental (including strings) and vocal music, drama, and the visual arts. Students in all three divisions also have a physical education program, and those in the Middle and Upper Schools must participate in one or more team sports.
The School makes extensive use of technology in its programs. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard (Smartboard or Epson), and all computers on both campuses have internet access via school-wide Wireless access. The third, fourth, and fifth-grade students bring iPads to school each day. The Middle School has a BYOD program, and in the Upper School, all students own and use laptops or iPads. The School also provides specialized computers for video editing, digital graphics, desktop publishing, and the computer lab.
Mission Statement: The mission of The Benjamin School is to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment. The School motivates students to master the skills of learning, communicating and evaluating choices, encourages them to grow intellectually, socially, morally, aesthetically, and physically to their fullest individual potential. Benjamin inspires in its students a coherent set of values that include a love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a desire to serve society.