Capitol Hill Day School seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Admission to join our dedicated administrative team and faculty. The Director is the lead ambassador for the School and provides leadership and strategic direction on issues related to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, 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 collaborates on all aspects of the Financial Aid program; involves parent volunteers in the admission process, is responsible for gathering and maintaining attrition and retention data, and oversees and manages the budget of the Admission Office.
Further, the ideal candidate should have an understanding of child development 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, and work independently and as part of a team, Strong aptitude for 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 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 Communications Manager. Coordinate all aspects of admissions including visits, evaluation, selection, enrollment, and communicating outcomes. Build and maintain strong relationships with the independent school community. Attend admission events and fairs.
Essential to the life of the School is it's strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). An important goal of admissions is, ensuring that the School community is reflective of students from varying backgrounds, cultures, and genders. At Capitol Hill Day School it is the responsibility of all faculty and staff to ensure that every child knows and feels a sense of belonging in our community.
Must be a team player and possess superior communication, interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills, high energy, flexibility, warmth, and a sense of humor.
Differences in religion, socio-economic status, racial and cultural heritage, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression create the opportunity for people to learn from each other as they learn with each other. As such, Capitol Hill Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, termination, compensation, and training.
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 with Ravenna is highly preferred.