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March 21, 2019
Director of Enrollment Management
Alverno Heights Academy is currently searching for a Director of Enrollment Management who will oversee the school’s domestic and international admissions program and work closely with the Director of Marketing, Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, Director of Alumnae Affairs, and Assistant Head of School on school marketing and recruitment efforts. The position reports directly to the Head of School and is a member of the senior staff. The Director oversees all aspects of the Admissions process and the School’s enrollment.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Serve as an articulate spokesperson for the school, able to clearly communicate the Mission and Philosophy of Alverno Heights Academy.
• Interpret the school to prospective candidates and their families.
• Maintain a warm, welcoming, and efficient operation.
• Direct the admission process from point of inquiry through enrollment.
• Formulate and execute forward-thinking, strategic admission and enrollment policies and practices that will attract and engage mission-appropriate families whose girls will benefit from the School’s unique culture and program.
• Coordinate and participate in all recruitment efforts including development of materials, marketing, social media, advertising, etc. in cooperation with the Director of Marketing, Assistant Head of School, and Head of School.
• Coordinate and participate in all recruitment activities including but not limited to school visits, high school fairs, open houses, prospective parent events, activities for prospective students, etc.
• Coordinate the review of all applications, interviews and meetings with prospective students and their families.
• Coordinate and administer the HSPT exam and other placement testing.
• Promote good relationships with outside groups including elementary and middle schools, outside organizations, education consultants, etc.
• Increase the school’s visibility and outreach to new organizations and communities.
• Manage all aspects of new student enrollment and, in partnership with the Assistant Head of School, Head of School and Business Office, implement the reenrollment of current students.
• Works with the Variable Tuition Committee on financial aid award decisions.
• In conjunction with the School’s Leadership team manages enrollment of current students and any transfer concerns.
• Provides regular reports to the Leadership team, the Board, and faculty on the results of admissions activity, research, demographics, and other relevant enrollment trends.
• Participates in Board of Trustee meetings and committees, is involved in strategic planning, and keeps the Board fully apprised of the School’s admission and tuition assistance endeavors.
• In partnership with the Head of School, Assistant Head of School, and Advancement Office, support a parent volunteer program that creates positive community with parents, faculty, and staff
• Manage, maintain, and administer all aspects of the school’s SEVIS certification, including issuing I-20 Visas for international students
• Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other matters present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
• Actively seek ongoing professional development through a well-established professional learning network and support other admission staff in the same pursuit.
• Enthusiastically serve as a member of the senior staff that leads and supports school-wide initiatives, policies, events and procedures.
• Flexibility to support other departments and faculty members with events and activities.
• Assists Head of School with all other duties as assigned.
• Adhere to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Admission.

Desired Qualities and Traits:
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or education; an advanced degree is strongly preferred.
• Strong technology skills including social media expertise.
• Personal and professional conduct that represents a positive role model for girls.
• Proven ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment while maintaining professionalism and a sense of humor.
• Expert verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate warmth, empathy, humor, and love for girls, their parents, and their teachers.
• Experience working with database management systems (i.e. SchoolAdmin, Blackbaud, Alma), Microsoft Office, and Google Suite.
• Fluency in Spanish or Mandarin a plus.

Ideal Candidates:
• Experience as a teacher, student, parent, and/or administrator in an independent school.
• Experience with inclusive education and academic diversity.
• Proven commitment to single-gender education as evidenced by involvement in a girls’ school, co-curricular programming, or volunteer efforts.

Salary and Benefits:
• This is a 12-month exempt position.
• Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
• Benefits include vacation days and sick days, health insurance, vision, dental and retirement.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Sara McCarthy, Director of Enrollment and Student Engagement, at [email protected]

Alverno Heights Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Alverno Heights Academy complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Alverno Heights Academy is an all-girls, independent, progressive Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to its mission of empowering each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be. Located on the property of the former Barlow Estate in Sierra Madre, California, Alverno Heights Academy was founded in 1960 by the Sisters of St. Francis who sought to create an environment in the San Gabriel Valley where young women could become informed and knowledgeable persons. Later renamed Alverno High School and sponsored by the Immaculate Heart Community, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—has been shaped by the staff, trustees, and students. As Alverno Heights Academy once again, the school remains committed to its mission by encouraging each of their young women to be who they imagine. For more information about Alverno Heights Academy, please visit www.alvernoheightsacademy.org
Sara McCarthy
[email protected]

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