Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director of Enrollment Management is a 12-month, non-exempt position that supports all functions of Pre-K through Grade 9 enrollment management. Primary responsibilities include welcoming prospective families and students to Shore and educating them about the school’s programs, people, and community; data entry and file management; and supporting all admissions and enrollment activities, events, and processes. Candidates must possess exceptional communication, organizational, and relationship-building skills and have relevant experience. The Assistant Director of Enrollment Management is an integral member of the Institutional Advancement team, which includes admissions and enrollment management, fundraising and alumni relations, and marketing and communications. This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative team of professionals in the Institutional Advancement office and a vibrant school community at Shore.
In living out our Equity and Inclusion Commitment, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences to apply, including candidates of color, candidates who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent candidates, multilingual candidates, and other candidates from historically underrepresented communities.
Required: Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of admissions and/or enrollment management experience, or equivalent
Understanding of and familiarity with the elementary and middle school environment
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as the primary contact for all prospective families by phone, email, and in person; provide excellent individualized, sincere, and timely customer service in all interactions and correspondence from point of inquiry through enrollment
Support Shore’s commitment to ensuring an admissions and enrollment experience grounded in equity and inclusion best practices
Greet prospective families and maintain a warm and welcoming presence
Work closely and correspond with prospective and current families on a variety of aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment process including tours, scheduling assessments, and other visits and meetings as necessary
Represent Shore at off-campus events as needed
Partner with the Director of Enrollment Management to coordinate Student and Family Ambassador programs and recruit a diverse group of volunteers from a variety of backgrounds
Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement colleagues on creative strategies to drive prospective family interest, generate affinity, retain current families, and inspire engagement
Assist in the planning and implementation of in person and virtual admissions events, including open houses, revisit days, and other events, that demonstrate best practice in equity, inclusion, and belonging
Manage a caseload of admissions candidates from the inquiry stage through enrollment
Maintain and organize applicant files; follow up as needed to complete files
Maintain Office appointment calendar, supplies, and materials
Conduct internal communications around events, campus visitors and enrollment updates as needed
Prepare mailings, communications, admissions materials, and reports
Enter data and possess a solid working knowledge of the Blackbaud Enrollment Management System
Coordinate with current family volunteers, faculty, staff, and students to organize, plan, and support prospective student visits and assessments
Coordinate and participate in Admission Committee meetings in assessment of applications
Support the Director of Enrollment Management with recruitment, marketing, communications, retention, yield etc. strategies and initiatives
Serve as an integral community member and participate fully in daily life at Shore
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Deep commitment to Shore’s mission and values, Community Code, and Equity and Inclusion Commitment, including demonstrated cultural competency
Strong relationship-builder with excellent interpersonal skills (in person, by phone and video meeting), communication skills (verbal and written, including presentations), and organizational skills
Empathetic communicator who conveys sincerity and respect to all — people from a range of backgrounds and identities within Shore’s diverse community and from the general public
Strong technology skills, including Google applications, Word, Excel, and ability to learn new platforms
Proficiency in the school’s Blackbaud K - 12 student enrollment management and admissions CRM system and database
Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through, as well as an ability to balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines
Energetic team player with a customer service and positive, can-do mentality, sense of humor, and a proven ability to work in collaboration within cross-functional partnerships
Ability to manage own workflow and tasks and independently manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment, discretion and confidentiality
Possess a valid drivers license
Ability to lift 25 lbs
Ability to conduct walking tours of campus
Ability to work some evenings and weekends, both on-campus and regionally
Shore Country Day School (Boston Metropolitan area) is a Pre-K - Grade 9 independent day school serving students of all social identities. Our commitment to anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching, staff, and administrative practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Shore Community. All employees are supported through mentoring, significant professional development opportunities, and a culture of intentionality for individual belonging and innovation.
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Shore Country Day School serves 400 children on a beautiful campus located just north of Boston. Founded in 1936, Shore is known for offering the area's best elementary education. The faculty and staff at Shore are proud of the joyful environment that is enjoyed by both children and adults.
Shore Country Day School pursues diversity in all aspects of its community. Shore admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, genetic information (including genetic predisposition or carrier status), national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or military service in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Shore seeks and supports diversity in its professional faculty and staff.