Director of Admissions
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Woodward School for Girls, Quincy, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Admissions Director Job Purpose:

Achieve enrollment recruiting, retention and reporting goals by attracting students to the school by directing admissions strategies and promoting the school. Candidates should be prepared to develop recruitment strategies to attract applicants to the school. Position is a member of the leadership team, reporting directly to the Head of School.

Admissions Director Job Duties:

The Director of Admissions will lead all aspects of admission responsibilities: recruitment, marketing, selection, financial aid, and enrollment.

  • Leads 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;
  • Maximizes recruiting and admissions processing by using state-of-the-art recruiting and admissions computer technology and data base. (The Ravenna admissions software program. )
  • Maintains 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 strategies for the school’s recruitment and admission activities.
  • Promotes the school within the independent all-girls school network and beyond.
  • 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; and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Develops admissions financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Determines recipients by serving on the school's scholarship/financial aid selection committee.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances admissions department and school reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.

Skills/Qualifications: Informing Others, Listening, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Motivating Others, Foster Teamwork, Self-Motivated, Organizational Astuteness, Coordination, Tracking Budget Expenses, Problem-solver, Administrative Writing and Marketing/Communication Skills and Excellent Time-Management Skills.

In addition:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) and at least two years of full-time work experience in Admissions . An “all-in” interest in immersing oneself in all aspects of the admissions process . Familiarity with independent schools and preferably all-girls school learning environment .
  • Desire to take initiative and solve problems creatively and collaboratively .
  • Experience in understanding developmental stages of girls, Grades 6-12. 
  • A warm personality and eagerness to interact with a range of constituencies including students, families and colleagues .
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adapt, and prioritize in a fast-paced environment is essential.
  • Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and résumé to Jamie Gordon, School Administrator at jgordon@thewoodwardschool.org
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