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School Profile: The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on the depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.
Position Description: The Howard School seeks a person with 7+ years of admissions/enrollment management experience. Under the Head of School's supervision, the Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for all facets of the admissions and re- enrollment processes in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain students who will benefit from the school’s unique mission and programmatic offerings. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of Enrollment Management works closely with all departments of the school including Division Principals and Psychologists/Counselor; Director of Language, Literacy, and Assistive Technology; Director of Advancement; Director of Marketing and Communications; Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations; and the Head of School.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities
- Embrace the mission of the School while overseeing the admissions process for new students and the re-enrollment process for returning students.
- Recognize and appreciate the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
- Effectively engage internal and external constituents, including faculty/staff, current parents, outside professionals, and prospective families, in the School’s mission, programs, and admissions/enrollment processes.
- Network, continue to develop, and maintain an outreach program with a 600+ professional contacts database.
- Supervise and manage all aspects of the admission office and staff including the Admissions Associate and Admissions Assistant/Registrar.
- Lead the admissions team in planning and implementing events throughout the year to include, but not limited to, professional luncheons, new family festivals, and meet and greets.
- Lead individual and group parent tours in collaboration with the division Principals.
- Collaborate with the Principals and faculty/staff to support admission and re-enrollment efforts.
- Oversee and facilitate all aspects of the application process.
- Review and interpret psychoeducational evaluation reports, speech and language evaluations, and other documents acquired and submitted through the application process.
- Analyze and maintain relevant statistics regarding the school’s admissions and re- enrollment programs.
- Maintain and manage enrollment management budgets.
- Serve as a member on the Financial Aid Committee
- Work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications regarding advertising, events, logo compliance, etc.
- Work with Advancement Office to communicate possible donor potential
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
- Minimum seven (7) years of experience in educating students with learning differences, preferably teaching and/or admissions in independent schools. Display an understanding of the diverse needs of students with learning differences.
- Proven success in a senior administrative role; demonstrate leadership qualities.
- Excellent oral, written, phone and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate with a wide variety of constituencies; attention to detail, and proven organizational skills are essential.
- Proactive communication skills that demonstrate the trends you are spotting and the strategy you are developing to ensure the best outcomes for the programs, your team and the partnerships you are building.
- Ability to process sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality in all school matters.
- Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability and willingness to support, respect and embrace diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students, and constituents.
- Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 preferred