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Foxcroft School, one of the nation’s leading all-girls boarding and day schools, offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to learn and grow. Located on 500 acres in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft focuses on preparing young women in grades 9-12 and postgraduate to learn and lead in college life. The school's curriculum offers a breadth and depth of courses, including an impressive STEM program and an Academic Concentration diploma designation, combined with arts, athletics, and a forward-thinking focus on students’ social and emotional well-being. The School's Learner Center helps all students succeed in the classroom. At Foxcroft, every girl is known and valued. By living and learning in such a supportive environment, Foxcroft graduates develop their intellect, voice, and character, and are ready to lead in their communities and the world.
Foxcroft School’s 500-acre campus is rich in natural beauty. A short distance from downtown Middleburg, the main campus blends historic and modern buildings, including the main Schoolhouse, the Brick House Dining Hall, the Audrey Bruce Currier Library, and the Northcross Health Center. Among the dormitories is Stuart Hall, a 2014 gold-LEED certified dormitory that won a number of design awards. In 2016, the other four dorms were renovated and upgraded. The former Court Dormitory was repurposed into an attractive Welcome Center and administrative offices, ensuring the preservation of this historic building. Foxcroft is a spectacularly beautiful school with a forward-thinking program designed around young women to help them succeed at the highest levels in college and beyond. The School’s tradition of academic excellence and opportunities for women has been firmly established for more than 100 years. Foxcroft's long standing mission to help each girl explore her unique voice and develop the skills, confidence, and courage to share it with the world has evolved into an impressive 21st-century program with increased emphasis on teaching girls how girls learn best through context, collaboration, solving real-world problems, relationships, and strong affiliations.
The Foxcroft community welcomes and celebrates the diverse histories, experiences, and identities of each of its members, and believes that shared experiences — formal and informal — within a diverse community foster authentic human relationships and growth. The School also supports teachers and students in their journey toward greater human understanding and personal development through a variety of courses and topics studied throughout the curriculum and through programming, student organizations, leadership development, and professional development opportunities. Foxcroft’s academic program offers 73-77 courses in six core disciplines, including 21 AP and post-AP offerings, as well as opportunities for independent study, additional courses online through One Schoolhouse, and a distinct humanities track for non-native English speakers. The multifaceted STEM initiative offers students an advantage in crucial fields typically underrepresented by women and requires students take seminars in Digital Literacy, Wellness, and Financial Literacy. Foxcroft is the first school in Virginia to partner with Purdue University’s EPICS engineering program. The academic program also emphasizes the development of essential academic skills — including research methodologies, analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning, creative problem solving, and digital communications. The Fine Arts program nurtures personal artistic expression and discovery while providing excellent opportunities for skill development. Arts courses and studio spaces are designed to accommodate student-artists working in a full range of media from painting and drawing to ceramics and digital design. The department also offers students a full range of musical opportunities, including lessons, performances, and the study of musical theory. Each semester, there are several performance opportunities for singers and instrumentalists. In theater and drama, students take part in a major annual production and a variety of one-act plays. Foxcroft fields 16 athletic teams in 10 sports: cross- country, field hockey, tennis, volleyball, basketball, rock climbing, lacrosse, softball, soccer, and horseback riding. Foxcroft’s premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and the athletic teams have won conference and state championships. The School also offers a variety of non-competitive athletic activities including yoga, dance, and other options based on student interest.
Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment is a member of the Core Executive team, and also serves as a staff liaison to the Board of Trustees committee on Admissions and Marketing. The Director of Admission and Enrollment is responsible for all aspects of the admission and enrollment process including, but not limited to, the following:
- Collaborate with the Head of School, Chief Operating Officer, and Board of Trustees to create and oversee a strategy for enrollment capacity, to set annual enrollment and revenue goals, and recommend marketing strategies and tools.
- Utilize a data-driven and strategic approach to achieving enrollment goals that accounts for the specific needs of the current market and takes marketing research – in schools and otherwise – into consideration.
- Track enrollment management best practices and benchmarks locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Be flexible and creative in outlining strategy.
- In collaboration with the Business Office, lead the financial aid committee meetings by representing families, sharing their requests, and offering recommendations of support based on the calculated financial need in order to distribute need-based awards to returning and prospective students.
- In collaboration with the Head of School and her designees, oversee merit scholarship selection process.
- Oversee all management responsibility of the Admissions Office including assignment of duties and expected performance metrics, clear communication of expectations, and evaluations
- Work in collaboration with the Assistant Head of School to implement retention plans
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for the School during the admissions process.
- Understand and communicate effectively Foxcroft’s unique history, traditions, offerings and culture as well as the developmental and educational needs of adolescent girls.
- Demonstrate integrity while working closely with prospective families during the school search in a highly competitive market.
- Communicate clearly and regularly, keeping the Head of School and members of the Administration Team informed of all relevant information.
- Build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and coaches within the school and assist in the articulation of the School’s message.
- Oversee FANS (Foxcroft Ambassador Network) involving alumnae, parents, past-parents, faculty and staff
- As a school administrator, build and maintain a strong community presence. Participation and commitment to the residential student experience, including advising, weekend duty, and extracurricular activities, is an expectation.
- Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in Education Administration or a related field is preferred.
- 3-5 years of organizational leadership or administrative experience in a similar environment.
- A passion and understanding for independent schools, with prior experience in enrollment/admissions. Independent boarding school and girls’ schools experience preferred.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a warm, friendly demeanor
- Ability to convey clear, compelling messages both orally and in writing
- In a challenging and shrinking market, demonstrated understanding of the key elements in successful recruiting and enrollment and proven results.
- Excellent data skills with a statistical mindset and capacity for deep analysis of data collection and synthesis.
- Successful use of resources including ability to work with feeder schools, consultants, and education associations.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and work under deadlines
- Strong collaboration with colleagues, and the ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies including parents, alumnae and the greater community
- Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work with diverse families; proficiency in a second language(s) is a plus
- Ability to travel domestically and abroad and maintain a valid passport. Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends
- High degree of discretion and confidentiality must be held.