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Date Posted: October 18, 2017 Job Title: Director of Admission and Enrollment Management Category: 02 Employer: Mirman School Location: Los Angeles, CA
Mirman School is seeking a Director of Admission and Enrollment Management to function as a connected member of its Senior Administrative Team. The Director of Admission & Enrollment Management is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school's effort to attract, enroll, and retain diverse and dynamic student population.
Mirman School is a K-8 independent school for highly gifted students with an enrollment of 330 students located in Los Angeles, CA. It's mission is to cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Essential Job Functions:
Establish a forward-thinking strategic plan that supports the school’s mission through enrollment policies.
Contribute to the school’s mission and values as its ambassador, by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and programmatic offerings, and contribute to the school community.
Coordinate four essential elements to ensure a competitive admissions process and the long-term health of the student body:
Admissions management ( the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
Research ( analyzing data that affect enrollment)
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
Manage recruitment and outreach efforts: develop admission marketing strategies and materials in conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Communications; plan and implement admission events such as Admission Preview, Parents’ Information Night, and Parent Ambassador tours; and partner with diverse communities to conduct strategic outreach.
Oversee all aspects of admission process: coordinate efforts to test, interview, and assess applicants for all grade levels, chair Admission Committees, and communicate admission decisions to applicant families.
Continuously examines Mirman’s admissions process and structure to make recommendations for improvement, particularly in domains related to the school’s mission of serving highly gifted students, advancement, inclusivity, and equity goals, in close coordination with staff members who oversee these areas.
Serve as advocate for Mirman in the larger community: visits preschools to foster relationships with directors, represents Mirman in organizations such as ESAD (Elementary School Admission Directors) and CSSAD ( Consortium of Secondary Schools Admission Directors) recruiting fairs and meetings.
Work with the team of psychologists conducting applicant testing in conjunction with the School Psychologist to ensure consistent testing procedures: ongoing communication with testers, provide sample testing reports to each psychologist, hold bi-annual meetings hosted on campus to review testing process with team of psychologists
Work with the Parent Service League to welcome new families, including events such as New Families’ Orientation, New Parents’ Wine and Cheese Reception, and the Ice Cream Social and programs such as Mentor Families, Student Ambassadors, and Parent Ambassadors.
Understand the school’s unique population, culture, and climate and the broader educational environment.
Manage enrollment: re-enrolls current students in conjunction with Business Office, admits all new students, and is responsible for meeting enrollment numbers.
Partner with HoS and CFO in Tuition Assistance processes and decisions, being sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Oversee admissions budget.
Supervise admission staff members.
Maintain all admissions records and files.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in education, preferably in independent school admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively Demonstrated leadership qualities
Ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding or and written communications and interpersonal skills