Director of Admissions – Lansdale Catholic High School

Director of Admissions

Lansdale Catholic High School

700 Lansdale Avenue

Lansdale, PA 19446

 

Position Overview:

To lead the enrollment management efforts of Lansdale Catholic High School by creating a strong awareness among various constituencies (prospective parents and students, current parents and students, partner schools, alumni, community members and friends) that showcases the school as the ideal choice for secondary education.

The position represents the school in a variety of settings on and off campus with limited supervision and must make decisions to conduct oneself appropriately and responsibly, convey accurate information about the school’s policies and procedures, financial aid, admissions and academics.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Under the direction of the School President, implements a comprehensive Enrollment and Marketing plan. Establish short and long-range goals and objectives based on the school’s plans. This includes but is not limited to:

 

  • Work closely with the President’s staff and administrative staff to develop the enrollment and marketing plan.

 

  • Develop long range organizational and promotional/marketing plans (print, electronic, social and other mediums) for programs and initiatives, which support and promote the mission of the institution related to admissions.

 

  • Foster, develop and nurture new and existing relationships with the community, perspective parents and students through research, in-person visits, appointments, phone calls and emails in an effort to schedule presentations and recruit students. (Regional Catholic partner elementary schools, high school nights, religious education programs, youth ministry programs, etc.)

 

  • Give presentations in a variety of settings and groups (large, small, one-on-one, with and without parents, classrooms) and answering questions on the school from prospective students and parents.

 

  • Explain admission, tuition assistance and scholarship procedures/policies.

 

  • Meet with prospective students and families, arranging tours and shadowing programs, coordinating seventh grade Universal Visitation Day and all open houses.

 

 

  1. Provide oversight and direct the management of the Prospect and Admissions modules of the My Students Progress (MSP) database.

 

  1. Work with financial aid and monitor academic progress for all recipients of scholarships for the duration of their award.

 

  1. Serve as a member of the school’s scholarship/financial aid team as required.

 

  1. Work closely with the faculty and staff to ensure understanding of the school’s enrollment management program and engage them in the process.

 

  1. Coordinate with the advancement staff to keep the community informed of school news including student accomplishments, special programs and other events.

 

  1. Collaborate with regional/OCE planning and efforts, as appropriate; provide required reports to the OCE; attend meetings and training opportunities throughout the year.

 

  1. Stay up to date on enrollment management best practices.

 

Required Qualification:

 

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or another appropriate discipline is preferred. Three to five years related experience.

 

  1. Must be able to work in a team environment, be self-motivated and possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

 

  1. Exceptional communication skills.

 

  1. A high degree of integrity, confidentiality, strong work ethic and a willingness to quickly and continuously gain knowledge of the mission of Catholic Education.

 

  1. Strong management and data analysis skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, administration, and support staff members.

 

  1. Experience in data systems, preferably student database systems (preferably My Student Progress or Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge), and familiarity with programming and implementation of data in several office environments (Microsoft Office, Google Docs).

 

  1. Experience in communications, marketing, sales, public relations, education preferred.

 

  1. A valid driver’s license and willingness to travel.

 

Candidates interested in the Director of Admissions position should send their cover letter, resume, and references to Mr. James Molnar, HR Manager for Secondary Schools at: jmolnar@archphila.org

The deadline for application is September 20, 2017.

Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants. Applicants must be practicing Catholics as verified by the pastor of the parish in which the applicant is registered. PA required clearances, Safe Environment clearances and transcripts must be presented before employment can begin.

Position Type:

Full Time

Position Length:

Permanent