Memphis University School
Memphis, TN
www.musowls.org
Grades 7 - 12 with 645 students

 
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Memphis University School, a school for boys in grades 7-12, is seeking a full-time Director of Admissions, a proven leader with excellent skills as a communicator, listener, and marketer who can be a champion of this premier educational institution. The Director of Admissions should have knowledge of the Memphis market and best admission practices, a gift for generating new ideas, the ability to work with and lead a team, and the capability of leveraging data effectively to drive admissions. 
 
Mission Statement: Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.  For more than 100 years, MUS has provided Mid-South boys with unparalleled opportunities to develop intellectually, morally, socially, artistically, and athletically, becoming leaders equipped to turn ideas into action. Here students in grades 7-12 find a top-tier academic program, small classes with individual attention, a school community focused on an Honor Code, extracurricular activities with opportunities for leadership, and a sense of belonging within a fellowship of common purpose.  We strive to uphold the principles that define and unite the MUS community: Truth and Honor, Scholarship, Service, Respect, Humility, Involvement, and Accountability. We aspire to be a community of mutual respect and concern regardless of individual differences and are committed to creating an environment in which every member is seen, heard, and valued. MUS encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds, beliefs, and life experiences.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create, lead, and manage a comprehensive enrollment program that incorporates best practices in recruitment, admissions, retention, record management, registration, and tuition assistance.
  • Utilize data to make decisions about recruitment strategy, resource use, and planning efforts.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan for prospective students and their families.
  • Develop long-term enrollment and retention strategies and implement them to ensure each division is filled with and retains qualified, mission-appropriate students.
  • Work closely with the Division Heads to ensure timely and accurate collection of data related to student retention, including attrition analysis.
  • Collaborate with the Academic Leadership Team to establish admissions standards, admissions policies, and processes for evaluating and making final admission decisions.
  • Oversee the systematic, efficient, and confidential handling of applications and related student information.
  • Manage applicant and prospective family tours.
  • Manage events including open house, divisional information sessions, applicant visit days, placement testing, and new parent orientation, and assist with student orientations and new student gatherings.
  • Provide timely enrollment forecasting for budgeting purposes to the Headmaster and the Director of Business Operations.
  • Work closely with the school’s Director of Business Operations on both yearly and long-term financial-aid awards.
  • Act as an ambassador and representative of MUS in fostering strong partnerships with local feeder schools and community organizations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 4-plus years of successful experience in the areas of enrollment management/student affairs. A master’s degree is desired.
  • Strong background in independent school education.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies and outreach to independent and private schools.
  • Experience with financial aid in independent schools is preferred.
  • Experience with student information systems, preferably Blackbaud Enrollment Management.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to write and speak in a clear, sincere, and compelling manner, and to articulate and represent the mission and vision of Memphis University School.
  • Experience in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation, preferably in education.
  • Ability to travel if needed as well as attend events on evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple activities, demands, and/or projects simultaneously while maintaining a high degree of effectiveness, a spirit of collaboration, and a sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-starting capacity.
  • Ability and professional style to work with leadership, trustees, volunteers, and top donors in an effective and sophisticated manner.
  • Experience working with sensitive information and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Transferable or related experience may include marketing, admissions, and public relations.
 
 

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