Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Convent of the Sacred Heart, NYC
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, supported by a staff of three, reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the senior administrative leadership team. The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management manages the Admissions Department and oversees all facets of admissions, recruitment and financial aid with the goal of representing the school and its mission to applicant families, and to attracting, admitting and retaining a qualified, diverse and dynamic student body.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities
Represent Sacred Heart and serve as the face of the school. Embrace, embody and communicate the vision, mission and values of Sacred Heart.
Direct and oversee all aspects of PreK-12 admissions, including: reading applications, conducting parent and student interviews, admissions committee meetings, admissions testing.
Plan and host numerous admissions events throughout the year for prospective, applicant and new incoming parents and students.
Oversee and manage the Financial Aid Committee with the goal of allocating set resources in the most fair and effective way possible for current and incoming students.
Support the re-enrollment process for current PK-12 students.
Develop a broad outreach program and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse, under-represented students to the school.
Present the school to prospective students and parents, which includes: admissions events, fairs, open houses, tours, etc.
Oversee development of admissions and marketing materials, both digital and print, including: viewbook, divisional brochures, mailings and publications including strategic initiatives and the school website.
Serve as a member of the school’s senior administration team, attending weekly meetings and bi-monthly board meetings, as well as all special events held at the school.
Serve as the administrative liaison for the Parents Association, hosting weekly meetings and attending PA events as needed.
Manage group of parent tour guides to tour and speak at lower, middle, and upper school events. Design a comprehensive program to train all parent tour guides.
Prepare and maintain admissions statistics regarding enrollment, attrition, and diversity. Interpret these statistics to the board of trustees and track trends over time.
Direct and oversee retention efforts throughout the year including conducting exit interviews of families.
Maintain strong relationships with outside institutions or groups (Early Childhood schools, ISAAGNY, Parents League, ongoing schools committees, local organizations, and access groups etc.)
Be an active member of local Admissions Directors Associations. Represent the school at various gatherings and conferences.
Oversee the admissions budget.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Desired Qualities and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is/has:
An understanding of and appreciation for Sacred Heart’s Catholic identity, including its Mission and the Goals and Criteria.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work.
Data-driven and has a proven facility with analytics and budgets.
An energetic team player, organized, innovative and self-motivated.
Keen understanding of marketing and outreach strategies in a variety of media.
Possesses a collaborative nature and enthusiastic energy.
Integrity, warmth, confidence, and a strong work ethic.
Has a sense of humor, strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and public speaking, to effectively communicate Sacred Heart’s unique mission.
Creative, and has an ability to listen, be sensitive and uphold confidentiality.
An ability and interest in managing, developing, and mentoring staff.
Someone willing to work beyond traditional office hours, including evenings and weekends.
Blackbaud Education Management, Excel, Google Workspace experience.
Significant experience (5+ years) in admissions and/or enrollment management.
Advanced degree preferred.
To explore this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and a resume to: Educator’s Ally at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to receive applications is Monday, March 29th.
It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
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