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Director of Admissions

Company: Bishop Hendricken High School
Location: Warwick
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT THE POSITION -The Director of Admissions is a senior member of the leadership at Bishop Hendricken High School, responsible for recruiting, reviewing, and enrolling new students appropriate to the school mission. The Director, working with key collaborators, is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive enrollment strategy consistent with the school's mission. The position requires experience to creatively meet the challenges associated with a quickly changing and competitive private school market. The Director of Admissions reports to the Principal of the School. -
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES -

  • Promote and effectively articulate Bishop Hendricken's mission with a focus on community, culture, and the student experience in one-on-one, group, and public settings -
  • Develop and implement all elements of the year-long admissions cycle to promote a high yield of applicants through recruitment, review, and enrollment -
  • Lead and oversee key admissions events, including: open houses, information nights, entrance exams, placement exams, accepted student events, and new student orientation -
  • Organize and lead individual and small group visit opportunities, including: private tours, shadow visits, and group visit days -
  • Schedule and attend recruitment events in the community, including private, parochial, and charter elementary and middle schools - -
  • Lead and inspire the community, including faculty, staff, parents, students, and alumni to actively participate in admissions events as ambassadors -
  • Coordinate and organize the application process for each prospective student from inquiry to enrollment -
  • Consistently and clearly communicate with families to build strong and trusting relationships throughout the admissions process -
  • Lead the Admissions Committee through the application review process, determination of admissions decisions, and academic placement of accepted applicants -
  • Collaborate with the Finance Committee to identify scholarship needs and to determine the allocation of tuition assistance funds -
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications & Marketing to ensure proper messaging and promotion in support of the admissions cycle -
  • Collect, prepare, and maintain comprehensive admissions and enrollment data to inform recruitment strategy -
  • Support and consistently uphold an equitable admissions process that values a diversity of student gifts and talents, mental and physical abilities, and socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and experiences -
  • Manage the Student Ambassador Program (Ambassadors Club) and engage parents to assist in frontline community marketing -
  • Oversee budget, workflow, and operations for the Admissions Office -
  • Report status of the admissions cycle at each step, including data and statistics, to the President, Principal, Board of Advisors, and other key collaborators - -
    KEY COLLABORATORS -The Director of Admissions will work closely with several key collaborators, including, but not limited to: -
    • President, Principal -
    • Admissions Assistant -
    • Finance Committee (Director of Finance, Business Manager, Assistant Business Manager) -
    • Director of Communications & Marketing -
    • Dean of Campus Life -
    • Athletic Director -
    • Director of Academic Support Services -
    • Director of School Counseling -
      QUALIFICATIONS -
      • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, Master's degree preferred -
      • Minimum of five years' experience in admissions, enrollment management, or related field in a Catholic school, private school, or college -
      • Highly motivated with a relentless work ethic -
      • High-energy with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills -
      • Collaborative by nature with the ability to team up with key stakeholders -
      • Fervent believer in their work, the work of the school, and its mission -
      • Excellent organizational capacity and demonstrated ability to be self-directed and self-motivated -
      • Creative problem solver and results oriented -
      • Strong understanding of private and Catholic school enrollment trends, prospect development, and admissions conversion strategies -
      • Proficient in computer applications for admissions, student information, and data management (PowerSchool, Microsoft Office, etc.) -
        SALARY & BENEFITS -Bishop Hendricken High School provides a full benefits package to eligible employees, including medical, dental, paid time off, and retirement contribution. The salary is commensurate with experience. -
        APPLICATION PROCESS -Qualified applicants are encouraged to furnish: -
        • Current resume -
        • Names & contact information of 3 professional references, including a current or former direct supervisor -
        • 1-minute video in which you talk about why this is the best fit for you -
          TO APPLY -Complete applications should be sent to -Mark DeCiccio '03, Principal -c/o Christian Kabbas '14 -ckabbas@hendricken.com -

Keywords: Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick , Director of Admissions, Executive , Warwick, Rhode Island

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