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Job: Admissions Director

Title Admissions Director
Location Plymouth, MA
Start Date 2019-11-05
Job Information

The Home for Little Wanderers

Southeast Campus (SEC) is a co-ed residential treatment program which also has a year-round Massachusetts-approved Chapter 766 private special education school, Southeast Academy. The program is located on a 53-acre site in scenic Plymouth Massachusetts. SEC is licensed to serve residential and day students ages 7 to 18.

The educational and residential services at Southeast Campus together provide an environment where students and residents can build self-esteem, and grow both academically and socially. There is emphasis on promoting positive social skills, reducing academic and behavioral regression, and providing exercise and fun.

The Director of Admissions will lead all aspects of admission responsibilities: recruitment, marketing, selection, financial aid, and enrollment. Welcomes prospective students and families to the campus by staging open houses and other events. Promotes the school and attracts new students by maintaining working relationships with other feeder schools, community and government entities. Maximizes recruiting and admissions processing by using recruiting and admissions tools, processes and data base.

The goal is to maintain a continuing flow of quality applicants and transfers to the school, thereby minimizing the impact of enrollment variances and enhancing the school’s reputation in the community, with partners and service providers.

Duties of the Admissions Director

– Accomplishes admissions strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, procedures; planning and implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, and communication programs; monitoring and reviewing results.
– Develops admissions organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
– Establishes admissions operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; managing productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; resolving problems; implementing change.
– Develops admissions financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
– Promotes the school and attracts new students by maintaining working relationships with school principals, teachers and other departments; working closely development, public affairs department and The Home’s leadership.
– Maintain continuing flow of quality applicants and transfers to the school by analyzing trends in enrollment and marketing activities, leading activities to continue programs that are effective; modifying programs; presenting new sales/marketing strategies for The Home’s recruitment and admission activities.
– Promotes The Home nationwide by making presentations and speeches at meetings, conferences, and in communities throughout the United States.
– Welcomes prospective student to the campus by staging semi-annual open houses.
– Maximizes recruiting and admissions processing by using recruiting and admissions technology.
– Gains the respect of diverse individual groups by demonstrating the ability of The Home to respond to the concerns and interests of its minority communities.
– Determines if a scholarship program is needed and serve on The Home’s scholarship selection committee.
– Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
– Enhances admissions department and The Home’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Background of the Admissions Director

– Experience in understanding children in developmental stages from elementary through high school.
– Ability to interact successfully with a range of constituencies including students, families, colleagues, government officials
– Ability to act as the public face of the school during networking and admissions events.
– Ability to manage multiple projects, adapt, work creatively and collaborate to solve problems
– Familiarity with independent schools and school learning environments.
– Previous experience as school admissions officer or school admissions counselor in an independent school environment

Posted: 11-7-19