St. Theresa School has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Admissions and Advancement.
Director of Admissions and Advancement
Type: 4 days per week, 12 month position
Job Summary: Responsible for recruiting students and admitting students to the school. Responsible for engaging and involving current students, families, alumni, and the greater community in the mission of the school through coordinating and implementing school marketing and development activities. This includes enrollment and retention activities, public relations and communication efforts, support in event fundraising, long-range planning. The position reports to the Principal.
Essential Job Duties
Responsible for recruiting students and admitting students to the school.
Manage admission events such as Open Houses
Promote and lead tours for prospective students and families
Produce admission materials
Track and move families through admission funnel
Create reports to share with Principal and Pastor
Serve as the school’s registrar
New Family events
Develop programs to help ensure strong student and family retention.
Engage with other local schools, parishes, and organizations to ensure best practices and share ideas.
Help create and implement policies on student admissions, enrollment, and retention.
Manage the Ambassador Program for new families
Work with Catholic High Schools to encourage retention and matriculation
Establish a comprehensive development plan or annually evaluate and update any existing plan.
Coordinate and implement special events and activities that celebrate and showcase the life of the school.
Coordinate with the PTO on events and programs benefiting the school.
Develop an annual fund appeal.
Track all gifts and provide acknowledgement to donors.
Include social media component as part of the Enrollment Management Plan
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's Degree required (Business, Marketing, or other major), Master Preferred
Knowledge of the structure and basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Skill in developing a sustainable fund development program.
Ability to identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects.
Ability to operate various word-processing software, spreadsheets, and database programs.
Ability to provide excellent customer service and work effectively with staff, clergy, religious and laity.
Ability to organize, prioritize and utilize effective time management techniques.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Ability to carry out multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to follow instructions furnished in verbal or written format.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing, clearly and accurately, complex and/or technical information to a wide variety of audiences.
About St. Theresa Catholic School
St. Theresa School, "where Christ is the ever-present lead teacher", is a 450 student K-8 school with an energetic and committed staff, dedicated PTO and a collaborative leadership model. The school was established in 1993 by Monsignor James W. McMurtrie and founding principal Jacqueline MacKenzie, with 150 students in grades K-6. The first graduation took place in June 1997. Today, our pastor is Father Richard M. Guest, who built our new church in 2009, and our principal is Mrs. Erin O'Malley