Marymount is an Independent, Catholic all-girls high school that fosters confidence, joy, leadership, and a sense of greater purpose in each student. Education of the whole girl is one of the most important pillars upon which the academic and co-curricular programs are built. The school celebrates the individuality of each student, empowering girls to become their best selves academically, emotionally and socially. Established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount High School shares the tradition of an international network of schools including sister schools in New York, Europe, and South America.
An integral member of the Senior Administration Team, the Director of Enrollment Management & Community Outreach is one of the lead ambassadors for Marymount and provides leadership and strategic direction on issues related to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment management, and retention.
Oversees the comprehensive admission program, from inquiry to enrollment of new students, and provides leadership for a comprehensive enrollment management program that tracks and supports the retention of enrolled students from point of entry to graduation.
In collaboration with the Head of School, develops and implements a strategy for admission, including forecasting in relation to long-term objectives, and develops and orchestrates an annual action plan to meet short and long-term admission and retention goals.
Presents the school to prospective students and parents, oversees the systematic and efficient handling of applications, and collaborates with the Associate Director of Admissions on admissions processes and activities, including; conducting interviews with candidates and their parents; arranging admissions testing; securing of necessary student supplemental paperwork; open houses; classroom/shadow visits; placement testing, and Student and Parent Ambassador Programs.
Evaluates and communicates final admissions decisions to candidates and their parents in conjunction with the Associate Director of Admission and the Admission Committee, and supervises the sending of decision packets and other decision-related communications.
Oversees management of the school’s inquiry database, and establishes protocols for regular contact with potential families helping to keep them connected and informed.
Maintains strong relationships with sending schools, cultivates new relationships and builds a 5-year pipeline of prospective students.
Utilizes data and research to keep Marymount at the forefront of admissions trends; attends local and national conferences and/or appropriate webinars to keep up with current research.
Maintains a professional environment in which confidentiality and integrity are essential ingredients, and evaluates, recommends and implements strategic goals regarding the comprehensive Admission and Enrollment Management Programs and related staffing.
In collaboration with the Marketing and Communications department and the Advancement Team, conceptualizes and implements traditional and inbound marketing, communication, and recruitment strategies. Evaluates and redesigns where appropriate, all aspects of the admissions and marketing program and collateral with the goal of maintaining a capacity enrollment. Oversees the content on the Admissions portion of the website.
Provides regular updates to the Head of School and Board of Trustees on key admissions metrics. Prepares end-of-year report summarizing admission process and capturing important admission statistics; administers end-of-season surveys to students who enroll and those who decline to enroll.
Serves as the Staff Liaison to the Enrollment Task Force of the Board of Trustees.
Serves as a member of the School Administrative Team and participates in the overall strategic management of the school's program, policies, and planning.
Chairs the Admission Committee, trains Committee members on reading files, and leads the Committee in decision making discussions.
Serves on the Financial Aid Committee: reviews, evaluates and recommends students for aid.
Heads the internal Retention Committee and works collaboratively to track, report, and forecast student retention and plan future enrollment.
Represents the school at on and off campus events and consortium groups and serves as the public voice on matters relating to the admission process.
Serves as the PDSO for SEVIS to facilitate F-1 visas for International Students. Updates records, registration and school recertification as needed.
Prepares the End of Year surveys for new and current students.
Supervises and manages the admission office staff: Associate Director Admission and Database Coordinator-Admission Associate.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
A deep investment in Marymount High School’s mission, and ability to articulate the School’s mission, philosophy, and strategic goals clearly and effectively.
Superior skills in communication and technology, including outstanding writing and public speaking skills
Knowledgeable in admissions based software systems
Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
Excellent managerial skills
Strong Candidates Possess the Following Traits:
Knowledgeable and passionate about girls’ education and the needs of young women in high school
Prior independent school admissions experience, with a proven record of success in strengthening enrollment by creating a systematic and strategic approach toward cultivation of applicants
Warm, consultative demeanor to build rapport and establish credibility and apply critical interpersonal skills to influence positive outcomes
Bachelor’s Degree required
Marymount High School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marymount High School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.