St. Margaret’s School is seeking a Director of Admission to lead the process of attracting and enrolling mission-appropriate students. The ideal candidate must have an enthusiasm for the varied responsibilities of a thriving professional in an all girls boarding school, be a strategic thinker, a hard worker, and committed to serving the mission of St. Margaret’s School.
Overseeing the entire admission process for the school.
Ensuring admission endeavors support academic, co-curricular, and strategic goals of the school.
Engaging in professional development focused upon diversity and inclusion with SMS colleagues and applying fundamentals to the admission process.
Collaborating with the Advancement team on communications and marketing strategies.
Chairing the Financial Aid Committee and sustaining a collaborative relationship with the Business Office.
Organizing the Admission team to create a clear vision for admission work at SMS as well as crafting a plan to achieve this vision.
Networking with educational consultants and other community stakeholders to ensure the mission of SMS and proven successes are celebrated.
Acting as the community resource on the admission philosophy and priorities.
Acting as a residential faculty member including 1 night weekly of residential duty and 8-9 weekends per school year of weekend duty. (Adjustments may be made based on admission travel schedule.)
Fostering a boarding school mentality of teamwork and belonging.
A Bachelor’s degree with an advanced degree preferred.
Experience in an independent school setting, preferably a small boarding school and/or an all girls secondary setting.
A demonstrated commitment to continual, professional growth.
Demonstrated proficiency with data collection and analysis to inform enrollment strategy.
An ability to communicate thoughtfully with prospective students and families, colleagues, parents of current students, alumnae and other various stakeholders.
An ability to travel as needed for admission work.
A demonstrated enthusiasm for admission work.
A desire to contribute to all areas of school life, including athletics, co-curricular programming and residential life.
A willingness to uphold the mission of the school.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Head of School. St. Margaret’s School provides a competitive salary and benefits package that includes campus housing. All meals are provided when school is in session.
St. Margaret’s School is an all-girls school located on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. The mission of St. Margaret’s is to provide a learning environment where girls know they belong, are challenged and supported to believe in themselves, and prepared to become their best. We inspire girls to reach their full potential and make a better world.
St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume “Attention: Director of Admission Position” to Tracie Mothershead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Margarets School
Founded in 1921, St. Margaret’s School is an Episcopal boarding and day school with 120 girls in grades 8–12 and postgraduate. The student body is 30% international, representing 14 countries. Located on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia, an hour northeast of Richmond and two hours from the Washington DC metro area, St. Margaret’s offers the intimacy of a small school with impressive academic and co-curricular offerings.