Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management // The Town School

Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Beginning July 1, 2022

The Town School is a 109-year-old, New York City, Nursery-8th grade, coeducational school, and we seek a new Director of Admissions and Enrollment effective July 2022. The new appointee will build on our history of excellence and guide us toward future possibilities.

The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is responsible for all aspects of the school’s admissions process. The Director oversees marketing initiatives, the assessment and selection of students, the enrollment and orientation of new families, and the reenrollment of current families. The Director reports to the Head of School, is a member of the school's senior leadership team and sits on the Board of Trustees’ marketing committee. This is a twelve-month position.

Responsibilities include:

●      Oversee and manage the workings of a robust admissions operation, including supervising two admissions colleagues and partnering with our Director of Communications on marketing initiatives

●      Effectively communicate the school's mission, philosophy, values, and programs

●      Partner with Academic Team on retention strategies

●      Partner with the Director of Equity and Community Action to ensure an equitable approach to the admissions process

●      Foster powerful relationships with feeder programs, fellow admissions professionals, and relevant community organizations

●      Compile and analyze admission data trends and projections and sharing them with the Administrative Team and the Board of Trustees

●      Support newly enrolled students and families’ transition into the school

●      Participate in the financial aid decisions team

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; be highly supportive of and aligned with Town’s mission and philosophy; show demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and belonging; have at least five years’ experience working within an independent school admissions office or equivalent; be proficient with tools such as SchoolAdmin and other relevant technology; and have the personal characteristics of an outstanding school professional: sensitivity and warmth, relationship building and collaboration, superb communication, discernment, high energy, and a good sense of humor.

 

Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Doug Brophy, Head of School, at employment@townschool.org.

 

Town is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.