Director of Admissions

Position Description: The Director of Admissions will create and drive Manhattan Day School’s recruitment strategy to attract new families and students of early childhood and elementary school age, as well as oversee the admissions process of students and families who are a match with the school’s core values. This position is for a professional with 5+ years of experience in admissions, marketing or school administration.


Effectively promote Manhattan Day School as a premier educational option for the Manhattan community
Design and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for recruitment of new students to the school including:
Oversight of an ambassadors committee that will actively spread positive word-of-mouth and attract new families for grades Toddler-8th
Maintenance of a database of potential students
Interpretation of the school to prospective families through personal conversations and tours of the school
Coordination of recruitment special events including community open house, Coffee-Talks, Parlor Meetings, Sneak-a-Peek and others
Promote positive relationships and collaboration with leadership from congregations, pre-schools and other groups that can be helpful in attracting quality students

Direct the admissions process from point of inquiry through matriculation
Handle applications and communication with families systematically
and efficiently
Coordinate admissions interviews, securing of necessary student credentials
Guide families through the financial aid process
Communicate final decisions to the appropriate individuals; work with CFO to enroll new students
Collect and report data
Prepare and maintain statistics regarding enrollment, geographical distribution of students, financial aid and attrition

Work with head of school to ensure retention of enrolled families
Design and oversee a process that encourages retention of current students including active and effective outreach to students and parents

Support marketing objectives of admissions and development
Develop an advertising plan, and coordinate the development and placement of advertising
Coordinate participation in community programs that will establish a presence for Manhattan Day School in local communities

Applicants should send their resume to:

Salary commensurate with experience in the range of $70,000 – $90,000.