Kingswood Oxford School seeks an enthusiastic, experienced Director of Enrollment Management. The successful individual will be a dedicated customer service professional with a demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate a strategic recruitment plan that complements the vision, mission, and values of the School.
The Strategic Vision: Kingswood Oxford is a transformative day school that engages students in real-world and interdisciplinary learning opportunities by expanding the classroom beyond our campus and partnering with people and institutions in the Greater Hartford area. Our signature educational approach develops compassionate collaborators, active problem-solvers, and ethical citizens who lead and serve in the wider community.
Located in West Hartford, Conn., Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for motivated students in grades 6-12. KO actively seeks to attract and welcome a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, including differences in race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. At KO we believe that a diversity of ideas and perspectives enriches our community and improves our understanding. We continually work to increase equity and access within our learning community and seek candidates who are similarly committed to this work. If you would like to join us in this work, we welcome your application.
The Director of Enrollment Management will oversee and be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Office of Admission as well as the development and implementation of enrollment strategies. He or she will act as a senior member of the Administration and will report directly to the Head of School. The Director presents to the Board of Trustees regarding enrollment matters, as well as coordinates and establishes overall enrollment objectives with the Head of School and other Senior Administrators. In addition, he or she will:
Maintain and interpret admissions, enrollment, and retention statistics to track trends, create enrollment and net tuition projections, and support the School's strategic initiatives;
Provide clear vision and supervisory leadership to the Admissions team;
Manage and evaluate the professional activities of the Admissions staff;
Collaborate closely with the Financial Assistance staff to ensure the allocation of resources in a fair, standardized, and effective manner in line with the School’s enrollment goals as well as its Mission and Core Values;
Develop and implement programs designed to recruit students that are consistent with the Board’s initiatives and enrollment goals (e.g. high ability, diversity, athletes, fine/performing arts);
Coordinate feeder school recruitment programs;
Coordinate communications, in consultation with the Director of Marketing and Communications and Office of Marketing and Communications, in support of recruitment and marketing initiatives;
Manage market research, analysis, and implementation of results in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications and Office of Marketing and Communications;
Engage stakeholders (faculty, department chairs, form deans, coaches, current and past parents, etc.) in the marketing of the School to prospective families;
Administer the department's software (Ravenna) to gain efficiencies in the admissions process for applicants and office staff, and ensure data integrity;
Coordinate summer admissions activities;
Interview prospective candidates for admission;
Oversee the Middle and Upper School Faculty Admissions Committees;
Evaluate applications as a member of the Admissions Committee;
Coordinate retention-focused programs for the Middle School and Upper School, including gathering information from faculty and staff regarding potential attrition;
Coordinate reenrollment process with all stakeholders;
Develop projections and maintain statistics regarding reenrollment.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced, entrepreneurial, customer-focused leader who:
Is knowledgeable about best practices in enrollment management and admissions;
Is able to inspire and build trust among potential students and parents, as well as faculty, staff, and coaches;
Is a strong manager, motivator, and a visible and proactive leader;
Is highly-organized and detail-oriented;
Has strong communication skills, both as a speaker and writer;
Enjoys working in a school environment with students and adults;
Is a relationship builder and a team player;
Demonstrates a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in schools;
Has experience with admissions management systems (especially Ravenna), Google Workspace, and Excel or other data analysis tools.
Kingswood Oxford School provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, political belief or activity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
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