Position Summary: The Director of Admissions in an integral part of the school’s administrative team and is responsible for managing and overseeing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to recruit, enroll, and retain a diverse and vibrant student population. Using a girl-centered admissions process, the Director collaborates with the administration, staff, and teachers to attract and enroll potential families to the school.
Design an admission program which effectively promotes the school’s mission, philosophy, values, and culture to prospective families and students
Manage all facets of the admissions process in the Academy’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population
Establish criteria and notification processes for admission and enrollment policies
Review and read applications; interview prospective students, respond to applicant inquiries; counsel prospective students and families regarding the admission process, test taking, and curriculum
Oversee the planning of all recruitment efforts and admission events including visits to feeder schools, presenting at school fairs, planning open house, shadow days, and visitor tours
Maintain relationships with partner schools and parishes by creating opportunities for their students to benefit from Bay View special events
Serve as a liaison to the board of trustees regarding admissions and enrollment, provide market analysis and reports
Work closely with the Communications & Marketing Director to produce effective recruitment and marketing materials for the Upper, Middle and Lower schools
Work strategically with the school’s constituents to ensure an integrated, engaging and effective identity for the school brand in all aspects of the Academy
Develop a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences
Collect and analyze data on internal and external factors affecting enrollment, student success, retention, and the school’s image
Track and evaluate recruitment efforts, data analysis and recommendations for marketing strategies and new school initiatives to meet enrollment objectives
Manage the Student Ambassador Program for the Upper, Middle and Lower Schools
Work with international student recruitment agencies to produce international marketing materials, and work with SEVIS for proper documentation and student F-1 visas
Work closely with the Director of Finance on the Tuition Assistance and Merit Scholarship process
A bachelor’s degree in marketing/communications; Masters preferred
Five to seven years admissions experience in a college or independent school
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to think critically and creatively
Proven success in a senior administrative role
Passion for the mission of St. Mary Academy - Bay View
Personal and professional conduct that represents a positive role model for girls
Deep appreciation for single-gender education
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to travel as required, including internationally
Strong working knowledge of Google and Microsoft products
Experience with Rediker software, School Admin, Finalsite & FACTS software a plus
Application, cover letter, and resume should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Bay View Academy to the attention of the President’s Office.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Mary Academy - Bay View commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and extends its welcome in particular to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military status or other legally protected status.
St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an all-girl independent Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve and is located in Riverside, Rhode Island. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, St. Mary Academy – Bay View fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment while striving to empower each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious faith-filled young woman.
About St. Mary Academy-Bay View
St. Mary Academy - Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we foster academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment.
We are committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith.