Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Enrollment Management is a member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for leading the strategic and operational components of enrollment management, developing the research necessary to inform decision-making, and directing student recruitment, financial aid and enrollment efforts. While managing a staff of five and a financial aid budget of more than $4.7 million, the Director is responsible for outreach to prospective families and the enrollment and re-enrollment of a qualified and diverse student body. The Director serves as the external “face” of Agnes Irwin and works with all constituencies to inspire community-based outreach.
Essential Job Functions: 1. Design and execute annual admission and enrollment goals and strategies in accordance with the School’s commitment to promote economic, geographic, racial, and ethnic diversity in the student body, based on enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees and feedback from the senior staff on the composition of the student body. 2. Provide leadership in admission, marketing, and recruitment and direct the process of attracting, selecting and enrolling students while sustaining and enhancing the School’s position in the marketplace. 3. Manage new student enrollment and the reenrollment process for current students.Ensure the continued academic, athletic and co-curricular excellence of the School’s student body through recruitment and enrollment practices informed by the School’s strategic priorities. 4. Organize and administer the tuition assistance program awarding all returning and new families annual awards, managing a $4.7 million financial aid budget and process and leverage financial aid to attract and retain a talented class of students while achieving net revenue targets, in conjunction with the Chief Finance Officer and the Head of School. 5. Encourage departments and offices on campus to build relationships with admissions officers and prospective families ensuring that individuals in academics, student life, athletics, diversity initiatives, communications and development, business and finance are involved in key conversations. Specifically, this includes to: • Foster a collaborative relationship with senior colleagues as well as with the Board of Trustees, alumnae board and Head of School. • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications Department the development and implementation of strategic marketing ideas, including the effective use of social media and other online tools, production of all admission marketing materials, including the School view book, and to maintain the Admission and Financial Aid section of the School’s website. • Maintain good communication and work closely with the Division Directors on issues related to student life, with a focus on ensuring that all students admitted to Agnes Irwin thrive. • Work closely with the Alumnae and Advancement Office and Head of School on issues concerning alumnae relations and advancement. 6. Maintain statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Present statistical and trend information to the senior staff, the Board of Trustees, and the faculty. Understand and inform the School community about research and trends in admission that ensures that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood, and addressed. 7. Formulate annual Admission and Enrollment Action Plan with goals and objectives. 8. Attend Board of Trustee meetings. participate in strategic planning and keep the Board fully apprised of the School’s admission, financial aid, and marketing endeavors. 9. Oversee the admission information management software, the online application and submission of materials, and testing administration and logistics.
Successful candidates must possess: • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) • Five years of demonstrated admissions and financial aid experience • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to include the ability to use clear, concise, and grammatically correct language in all aspects of professional interaction with students, parents, peers, administration, and the general public • Ability to work as a leader and as a collaborative team member in an educational environment • Strong interpersonal skills to include being cooperative, congenial, and service-oriented and able to manage students, staff and parent volunteers in a courteous and effective manner • Proficiency with use of computer technology, office and digital equipment as they pertain to the essential functions of this position • Strength in public speaking/presentations
Commitment to the values of single sex education for women and young girls and a positive regard for young people
The Agnes Irwin School does not discriminate in any term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law.