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Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Enrollment - Landon School

  • Job Description:
    Landon School, an independent school for boys (grades 3–12), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a dynamic and strategic Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Enrollment. Landon prepares talented boys for productive lives as accomplished, responsible and caring men whose actions are guided by the principles of perseverance, teamwork, honor and fair play.

    The Director of Admissions, Outreach, and Enrollment will develop and oversee innovative recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies. A proactive and driven leader, the Director will promote Landon and further strengthen its reputation in existing markets as well as establish a presence in new ones in order to attract and enroll mission-appropriate students. The Director will also be responsible for implementing new and data-driven enrollment technologies throughout the admissions office. Also, the Director will oversee decisions and policies related to Financial Aid in conjunction with the Financial Aid Committee. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace Landon’s mission, culture, and community in order to serve as an effective ambassador. The Director will report directly to the Head of School, serve as a member of the Senior Administration, and manage an admissions team of three.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    • Developing and directing the vision and metrics for enrollment management, ensuring they align with the strategic plan of the school
    • Advising and guiding prospective students and families throughout all stages of the admissions process, showing initiative and follow through
    • Maintaining and establishing relationships with area feeder schools
    • Communication with all of Landon’s constituents, including faculty, parents, students, alumni, administration, community members, and the Board of Trustees, and keeping these groups appropriately informed of potential issues and accomplishments
    • Collaborating within the admissions office and greater school community to ensure enrollment goals are met and to plan for future enrollment goals
    • Overseeing all admissions practices, events, and tactics, always updating them to respond to needs of the school and the marketplace, and leading and overseeing admissions team
    • Working with others in school leadership to develop and advance intentional and comprehensive marketing and brand strategy
    • Manage office budget and staff and partner with Director of Financial Aid to ensure as careful and creative allocation of FAID dollars as possible
    • Creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere

     Strong candidates will have knowledge and experience in the following areas
    • At least a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline with masters preferred
    • Prior experience in leading an independent school admissions office or in high level sales and marketing work with some experience in independent school admissions
    • Extensive knowledge of financial aid process and best practices
    • Facility with data and use of current technologies
    • Strategic thinking and the ability to implement new initiatives
    • Knowledge of effective communications and marketing strategies
    • Willingness and desire to be visible on campus; to connect with teachers, students, and staff; and to work a demanding and flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
    • Ability to articulate the value of a Landon education
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities
    • Demonstrated ability to work with others, including students and families from a variety of backgrounds

    The successful candidate will also possess the following personal attributes:
    • Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
    • Energy and enthusiasm for the school
    • Competitive, industrious, and passionate about achieving results
    • Proficient, organized, detail-oriented and capable manager of people, program, and budgets
    • Skillful communicator – in both writing and speech
    • Confident but humble
    • High emotional intelligence and cultural competency
    • Sense of humor and balanced perspective
    • Understanding of and appreciation for young students and adolescents
    • High degree of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
    • Professional demeanor and presentation
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  • School
    Landon School
    Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
    Start Date: July 01,2018
    Administrative only, Full Time Permanent
  • Contact
    Landon School
    (301) 320-3200
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