Director of Enrollment Management
Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA
Shore Country Day School seeks a motivated and strategic leader to serve as its Director of Enrollment Management. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for the School’s enrollment in grades Pre-K through 9, and will ensure an admissions and enrollment experience grounded in equity and inclusion best practices. The Director oversees student recruitment and retention, as well as all enrollment functions of the school, and understands the elementary and middle school environment. The Director collaborates closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Director of Marketing and Communications in support of the school’s enrollment goals and overall strategic plan and objectives. This position works closely with senior administrators and other key constituents, and supervises the Admissions Assistant.
Required: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ 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
Admissions and Enrollment Management
Provide strong leadership for the enrollment management team through support, accountability, professional development and fiscal administration
Oversee the enrollment process, including: recruitment of new students and retention of current students; enrollment of mission-appropriate students of diverse backgrounds; achievement of enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees
Lead the school’s campus-wide enrollment efforts by partnering with colleagues to ensure successful student and family transitions, appropriate student assessment, coordination of Admissions Committee, etc. and by building strong relationships between students, families, and employees
Collaborate closely with Institutional Advancement colleagues to drive prospective family interest, generate affinity, retain current families, and inspire engagement
Engage students and families in each step of the admissions and enrollment process, ensuring excellent and individualized communication and experiences, including interviews and tours
Serve as a spokesperson and represent Shore effectively at recruitment and school events, functions and meetings; in communications with prospective families; in print and digital media; to the public; and within admission and enrollment manager networks
Oversee the collection, maintenance, and analysis of statistical (demographic, etc.) and regional/national independent school trend data related to admissions and enrollment; ensure enrollment strategies and decisions are data informed, and that changes and challenges in trends are anticipated, understood, and addressed
Support the development and implementation of recruitment strategies in partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications
Develop and maintain strategic relationships with feeder schools and programs, consultants, counselors, and placement organizations
Serve as a member of the school’s financial aid committee
Design and implement admission and enrollment events (open houses, family/student visits, assessments, new student and family events, etc.) that demonstrate best practice in equity, inclusion, and belonging
Design programs and recruit volunteer partners to welcome, engage, and support families
Serve as an integral community member and participate fully in daily life at Shore
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Commitment to the mission and values of Shore Country Day School, including the Community Code and Equity and Inclusion Commitment
Strong relationship-building, communications (written and verbal), strategic, analytical, and organizational skills
Proficiency in the school’s Blackbaud K – 12 student enrollment management and admission system and database, as well as other tools and technologies utilized in recruitment and enrollment
Capacity for strategic, data-driven planning
Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through, as well as an ability to balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines
Team player with a sense of humor and a proven ability to work in collaboration within cross-functional partnerships
Ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Katie Kozin, Director of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
A criminal background check will be conducted.
EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT
We are a safe community that empowers the exploration and expression of our true selves.
We thrive because we confront bias and honor the diverse identities of all people.
We pursue individual and systemic cultural competence in order to model equity leadership in a complex world.