The Director of Admissions is goal oriented, committed, and passionate about filling Summit School with families who value and align with our Vision, Mission and culture. The Director of Admissions recruits and enrolls a student body that enables Summit School to fulfill its mission in the present and future. This individual would possess or gain deep knowledge and understanding of the school’s history, curriculum, programs, unique offerings, and the experiences of staff/students/families. The Director of Admissions draws students to Summit who are committed to pursuing their personal best academically, and as young people of character. With the Heads of School, this individual develops and executes a strategic vision that meets school-wide admission and enrollment goals, including broad strategy and yearly tactical goals.
Coordinates a slate of activities, programs and initiatives to attract and retain qualified students
Serves as the primary recruiter of qualified students and families
Activates the school community—staff, faculty, students, parents and alumni– in support of the marketing, admission and enrollment process and their roles within it
Proactively and personally generates admissions leads
Leads internal and external school marketing efforts to retain current families and recruit qualified new students
Oversees school branding and serves as the key “brand ambassador,”; trains school staff and volunteers on clear, consistent messaging about the school’s mission and programs
Presents the school to prospective students and parents, including tours, open houses, shadow days, parent presentations and other events
Designs, implements, and oversees all aspects of the enrollment process for new students, and facilitates their entry into the Summit community
Oversees production of robust data and metrics for school leadership review in support of enrollment targets
Works closely with faculty to develop a comprehensive understanding of each grade level’s curriculum, culminating events and unique offerings
Collaborates with the Tuition Assistance Committee to develop and support tuition assistance policies in support of enrollment goals
Collaborates in promotion of school tax credit funds and school corporate tax credit funds for school financial aid, as well as assisting parents in utilizing the tax credit towards their tuition
Continually evaluates and improves all aspects of admissions program with the goals of reaching capacity enrollment of qualified students
Serves as a member of the Administrative Team and consults with the Heads of School on all aspects of school administration
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Communications, Education or related field
Possesses 3-5 years of professional sales/marketing experience required
Demonstrates proficiency in working with a school information and enrollment management system (SIS) such as RenWeb/FACTS, as well as Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets preferred
About Summit School
The mission of Summit School is to foster academic excellence and the love of learning through a liberal arts education. Our community nurtures the knowledge, skills, and values essential to a responsible and rewarding life.
Please visit www.summitschoolaz.org to learn more about Summit School and to learn more details about this posted position.