The Director of Enrollment Management is an integral part of the school’s senior administrative team and is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The director of enrollment management will:
Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
Formulate forward and strategic-thinking, admission, and enrollment policies.
Report directly to the Head of School and serve as a liaison to the board of trustees regarding admissions and enrollment.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
Admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
Develop a strategic recruitment plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing admissions best-practices.
Supervise admission office staff.
Utilize enrollment management softwares, such as Blackbaud.
Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and Business Office.
Oversee enrollment management budgets.
Partner with student affairs committees and academic departments.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
The Director of Enrollment Management, along with all school administrators, serves on a duty team on a rotating basis throughout the school year.
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Five years of experience in education, preferably in admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively
Proven success in an administrative role.
Demonstrated leadership qualities
The ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to travel as needed, including internationally
MCI pledges to provide a rigorous, comprehensive educational program to a multicultural student body with a wide range of abilities and interests. In a safe and caring atmosphere, students will acquire knowledge, self-esteem, social responsibility, and the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for global citizenship and lifelong learning. - MCI's Mission Statement
MCI is located in a rural, picturesque region of central Maine in the town of Pittsfield, appreciated for being a safe, family-oriented community. It is located within 30 minutes of Waterville and Bangor, and 90 minutes from Portland, conveniently accessible by Interstate 95. MCI serves a multicultural population of residential students representing many different states and several foreign countries. The school also serves 300+ day students from the towns of Burnham, Detroit, Pittsfield and other surrounding communities. The progressive educational program serves a wide range of abilities and interests.
* MCI, founded in 1866, has a rich educational tradition
* we offer a comprehensive educational program serving students in grades 9-12, PG with a wide range of abilities and interests
* we... provide a safe, caring, supportive atmosphere
* we are proud of our diverse student body
* we offer extensive choices for athletic, extracurricular and academic enrichment opportunities
* Maine Central Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.