Director of Admissions

May 4, 2021

 

Westchester Day School (WDS), a thoughtful community of educators, seeks an energetic, compassionate, & collaborative mensch to contribute their strengths to our journey forward. Candidates should have a love & appreciation of Jewish day school education, excellent interpersonal skills, humility, creativity & drive.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Established in 1948 in Mamaroneck, NY, WDS, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational, dual curriculum Jewish elementary school (2-year-olds through 8th grade), prepares students to live as mensches & lifelong learners & inspires them to impact the world around them by cultivating a commitment to Torah, midot, community & academic rigor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Design & implement a comprehensive strategic plan of admission of new students to the school
Manage the various points of initial contact including admissions portal on website, email & phone
Direct the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrollment which includes: tours, applications, interviews, testing, prior school reports, communicating final decisions, & contract distribution
Develop appropriate admissions & marketing materials, ads, mailings, website, social media & publications that communicate the school to prospective families
Identify new areas of recruitment, plan parlor meetings & attend external school fairs. Initiate & create activities intended to interest prospective families in sending students to the school
Cultivate & maintain relationships with feeder schools, synagogues & local Jewish communal organizations that can be helpful in attracting families
Manage the re-enrollment of current students & develop strategies to achieve maximum retention
Keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admission & re-enrollment program
Represent the school at various gatherings & conferences
Attend faculty meetings, seek out professional development, & contribute to the overall school community
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. All employees receive health benefits & tuition benefits.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree
Three or more years of admissions experience or experience in a related field
Graphic design experience preferred
Strong character & professional references
Solid written & oral communication skills, positive & collaborative growth mindset
Please apply online https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=18713&clientkey=14195D3323AA10BCD9018DDF02FCE1DB

For more information, contact: rgoldman@westchesterday.org