DIRECTOR OF ADMISSION

Job Title:  Director of Admission
Department: Admissions Department
Reports To:  Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Employee Classification: Contractual, Full-time, Salaried

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a key member of the Admissions team, the Director of Admission will be responsible for communicating the value of a Miller School of Albemarle (MSA) education to prospective students and their families. The Director of Admission will assist families from the initial inquiry stage through enrollment and play a role in planning department strategy and recruitment efforts. In addition, the Director of Admission will assist in overseeing the Assistant Director of Admission and part-time admission counselors.

The Director of Admission will conduct admission interviews, lead campus tours, support families applying for financial aid, travel to key market areas, review admission applications and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Enrollment Management. Engagement in residential and co-curricular programs is also vital in maintaining a full understanding and appreciation of the full Miller School of Albemarle experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Student / Family Relations

  • Maintain primary point of contact for prospective families as they show interest in MSA and navigate the independent school admissions process.

  • Field inquiries, lead campus tours, conduct interviews and review admission applications.

  • Upon enrollment, ensure smooth transition of care from admissions to Campus Life office.

  • Assist with student retention efforts as needed.

Marketing MSA

  • Plan and lead Open House events and off-campus receptions as part of community relations, recruitment, and enrollment.

  • Coordinate with other businesses and vendors as part of successful execution of events and marketing efforts - printers, venues, caterers, etc.

  • Attend school and community events highlighting MSA - formal dinners, Parent’s weekend, Alumni weekend, among others.

  • Oversee MSA Student Ambassador program

  • Serve as creative thought partner and strategist in enrollment research and planning.

Database Management / Statistics

  • Generate admission reports using InResonance database for sharing information and informing enrollment strategy.

  • Maintain annual updating and reporting to various school associations - TABS, NAIS,VAIS, Boarding School Review

Travel

  • Represent MSA at school fairs, receptions, conferences, and other engagements.

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally, regionally, and internationally is required.

Student Experience

  • Actively participate in the residential experience, which may include evening duty, academic advising, coaching and/or similar duties.

  • Performs other assignments as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizational, writing, presentation and communication skills;

  • Competence with computer systems, database management, and basic word processing;

  • Attention to confidentiality;

  • Ability to work as part of a team;

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus;

  • Ability to think strategically while not losing sight of details necessary for successful planning and execution.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, and independent school admission experience; or, any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the duties of the job as described above.

  • Prior experience in admissions, financial aid, or marketing at the secondary or collegiate level preferred

  • Ability to speak multiple languages is preferred, but not necessary

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position to Sam Hale at shale@millerschool.org.

Miller School of Albemarle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, nationality, religion, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring procedures, scholarship programs, or athletic or other school-related programs.


Employment Application

For staff positions please contact Gerri Stewart, Director of Finance, at gstewart@millerschool.org.

For administrative positions please contact J. Michael Drude, Head of School, at mdrude@millerschool.org.

For teaching positions please contact Jason Nabi, Director of Academics, at jnabi@millerschool.org.

Miller School of Albemarle is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.