Shorecrest Preparatory School is a non-sectarian, coeducational PK3-12 school educating a diverse community of 1056 students to become lifelong learners in the pursuit of personal and academic excellence, physical well-being, creative achievement, and the development of a commitment to social responsibility. Known for its student-centered approach to teaching and learning, Shorecrest intentionally positions itself as offering an academic program that embraces both innovative and traditional approaches to education in a nurturing environment.
As innovation permeates the Shorecrest curriculum, so do the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusion as guiding principles for the school community and culture. Shorecrest strives to be a place of learning and community where differences are celebrated, where unique qualities are affirmed, and where each member of the community feels valued and respected. Using its Mission Statement as a guide, the school accepts the challenges of building a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
St. Petersburg, Florida
A mid-sized city and part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of nearly three million residents, St. Petersburg is well-known for its warm weather and is often referred to by its nickname, "The Sunshine City," for its average of some 361 days of sunshine per year. With a vibrant arts and food scene, a diverse population, and excellent health care, St. Pete offers easy access across the causeway to Tampa and the Tampa International Airport, while being a more laid-back destination with a diverse, close-knit community and easy access to the area's beautiful beaches.
In just the past few years, the City of St. Petersburg has increasingly become a destination for visitors and new residents from around the country, frequently appearing high on lists and rankings for quality of life, population, economic growth, and more. Longtime residents and community members are quick to mention the role that Shorecrest has played in the city's growth and development.
The Assistant Director of Enrollment Management supports prospective families navigating the admissions process and assists with the onboarding and retention of families within the Shorecrest community. This position reports directly to the Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid.
Work with other members of the Enrollment Management team to coordinate the enrollment management process for a designated cohort of applicants and current student re-enrollment
Establish, track and maintain accurate and complete applicant records within the Admissions software database for designated cohort of applicants
Schedule, conduct and administer admissions tours for prospective families
Develop and maintain relationships with partner schools
Plan, attend and participate in recruitment and retention Events (Open Houses, partner school events and new parent social(s) or other events)
Serve as a resource for prospective families going through the admissions process
Coordinate candidate visits for assessments and classroom visits
Organize, evaluate and present completed applications for Admissions Committees
Communicate admissions decisions with prospective families
Maintain and update admissions materials and outgoing correspondence
Respond to telephone calls, email inquiries and “walk-in” visitors inquiring about the school
Help new families transition to the school and community
Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid
Possess an enthusiasm for working with students and families while displaying exemplary verbal and written communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic within a fast-paced environment
Proficiency and willingness to learn appropriate technology and web tools
Collegial and collaborative team member
Communicate effectively with all constituents in an independent school environment
Demonstrate strong customer service and data analytical skills
Committed to inclusion and issues of diversity and equity
Start Date: July 1, 2023. 12-month Position.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and the names and contact information for three references to Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. References will not be contacted without notifying the candidate.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest is one of the oldest independent schools in Florida serving approximately 950 students from PK to Grade 12. Last year, more than 60% of its graduates matriculated to universities outside the state of Florida. Its curriculum is challenging and offers students multiple opportunities for advanced study through its extensive AP program, advanced elective offerings, and an Independent Study option. St. Petersburg is a vibrant and growing city, named as one of the world’s most attractive small cities for art. It has a lively downtown, abuzz with outdoor concerts and markets, and it is within minutes of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs.