The Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid oversees all aspects of admission, financial aid, enrollment, marketing, and re-enrollment efforts (with the exception of billing and registration). The Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid works closely with all school constituencies, including the Head of School, The Business Director, and the Board of Trustees, contributing to institutional planning, policy development, and decision making. Finally, the Director of Enrollment collaborates on the communications and marketing functions of the school.
The Co-op School Admissions team consists of the Director of Enrollment, the preschool, elementary, and middle school division heads, and the literacy and learning specialists. This group works collaboratively to attract and retain students appropriate to the school’s strong mission. The Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid must possess a warm, collaborative, energetic, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Develop comprehensive strategic and tactical plans to achieve The Co-op School’s annual and long-range enrollment and financial aid goals.
Meet annual enrollment targets and manage the financial aid budget and process.
Oversee all enrollment programs, including Admissions activities, special outreach events, tours, fairs, admission testing, etc.
Cultivate prospective students and their families and work closely with division heads to promote student retention.
Represent The Co-op School at various community events and create an inclusive and engaging enrollment experience and retention process involving all Co-op School constituencies.
Track, analyze and report on enrollment and retention trends and initiatives and follow independent school community trends and the work of NAIS.
Participate actively in communications, social media, and marketing functions of the school.
Function as a creative and collegial member of an outstanding administrative team and a highly engaged member of a vibrant and diverse school community.
DESIRED QUALITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS :
At least three to five years of experience working with admission, financial aid, and enrollment management
Demonstrated leadership and expertise developing and implementing enrollment strategies, events, and constituent relations
Proven experience with communications, marketing, and market research
Experience working within a diverse learning community
Outstanding ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and continuously improve enrollment strategies
Committed to teamwork and able to collaborate to align enrollment and financial aid strategies with the school’s strategic and financial plans
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Personal and professional integrity combined with warmth, a sense of humor, and a creative, can-do attitude
Strong statistical background and experience with data analysis
Excellent command of Google Workspace suite of applications and familiarity with CRM systems preferred
Interested and qualified candidates should submit (preferably in separate PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
A current and comprehensive résumé
Writing samples: 2-3 pieces geared towards different constituencies
A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
All materials should be sent electronically to Evelyn Espinoza, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter should be addressed to Deanna Bocchetti.
About The Co-Op School
We are a progressive constructivist program that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. The Co-op School models its curriculum based on these following beliefs:
Joyful learning lays the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Creativity cannot exist without passion.
Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to their questions and when learning is embedded in meaningful contexts, which makes learning fun and engaging.
It is important to us to educate the entire child on all levels: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Students work as a group and think as individuals, expressing feelings and contributing ideas peacefully and respectfully.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident in their ability to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity.