Capitol Hill Day School seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Admission to join our dedicated senior Admin Team and faculty. An integral member of the administrative team, the Director is the lead ambassador for the School and provides leadership and strategic direction on issues related to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, retention, and financial aid. The candidate will create and communicate a compelling story about Capitol Hill Day School, in order to attract well-matched students and their families to the School.
The Director provides leadership and supervision to the Admission Assistant; collaborates on all aspects of the Financial Aid program; involves current and alumni parents in admission and marketing activities; is chiefly responsible for the gathering, analysis, and presentation of information on attrition and retention, and for the related planning to address issues of attrition and retention; and oversees and manages the budget of the Admission Office.
Further, the ideal candidate should have an understanding of and a commitment to progressive education. We are seeking a skilled relationship builder who communicates well with students, parents, and colleagues, and has a professional, genuine, collaborative, and welcoming demeanor. Excellent skills in oral and written communication are required, as is the ability to achieve ambitious goals, meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team, and handle multiple assignments in a busy environment. Proficiency with technology, including database management and social media, is critical.
Specific duties and responsibilities include: Design and implement strategies to increase and sustain admissions Recruit new students with an eye toward maintaining enrollment (including diversity and gender balance) at appropriate levels in individual classes and school wide. Maintain personal relationships with applicant families throughout the admission process. Create and manage all internal/external admissions and marketing communication initiatives and materials, including: website, print/electronic, social media, etc. Develop, edit, and update brochures, pamphlets and other recruitment literature in keeping with established brand and in coordination with the Admin Team. Issue enrollment agreements and report contracts to the Business Office. Coordinate all aspects of admissions including visits, evaluation, selection, and communicating outcomes. Build and maintain strong relationships with the independent school community. Oversee financial aid distribution to current and new families. Oversee the production of admission correspondence, including decision letters and contracts. Attend admission events and fairs.
Required Qualifications: BA required, MA preferred, Minimum of 3-5 years working in admissions and/or communications or marketing/public relations; leadership experience desired. Strong aptitude for technology. Experience in marketing and communications (including social media, online marketing, community marketing and events).
Must be a team player and possess superior communication, interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills, high energy, flexibility, warmth, and a sense of humor.
The mission of Capitol Hill Day School is to deeply engage a diverse community of students in connecting the classroom to the larger world, supporting each child in developing the confidence, compassion, and intellectual capacity to live a life of purpose and value.
Capitol Hill Day School is an independent, coeducational school for students in prekindergarten t...hrough eighth grade. Together, its academic day program and auxiliary programs in the late afternoon and summer reflect the School's commitment to create a community of students from varying backgrounds in which individual differences are respected and valued.