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Admissions Director
Job Description

The Director of Admissions is responsible for ensuring full school enrollment. Major components of the position include marketing, digital presence, stewardship of inquiries, assisting families with application and financial aid process, and transition of families into the academic year. The position is overtime-exempt, and reports to the Head of School on a 12-month contract.
Specific duties:

  • Develop and implement a yearly admissions plan that covers:
  • Open House planning
  • Preparing admissions materials
  • Designing and modifying relevant web pages
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with area nursery schools and feeder schools
  • Marketing and communications
  • Hosting various admissions events
  • Convey the mission of the school to prospective parents and students
  • Schedule tours as needed
  • Recruit and train Tour Guides
  • Maintain an accurate database of families, including alumni
  • Organize the Parent Ambassador group to assist with institutional advancement
  • Schedule admissions evaluations and interviews, including parent interviews
  • Convene Admissions Committee to make decisions; notify families of admissions decisions
  • Partner with the Business Manager to collect financial aid data, and draft award letters for review by
  • Head of School
  • Prepare LFS Handbook/Student Directory
  • Serve on event planning team
  • Serve on Administrative Council
  •  Co-facilitate School Community Association
  • Facilitate smooth transition from letter of acceptance into the classroom

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Positive social skills with parents and children
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven organizational, planning, and marketing abilities
  • Entrepreneurial, self-starter orientation
  • Affinity with Quaker values and mission of LFS
  • Evidence of successful collaboration
  • Computing skills, including database management
  • Web-based marketing experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Computing skills in Google Suite and Microsoft Office

To apply:

Send the following materials digitally to Eric Mayer, Head of School (emayer@lansdownefriendsschool.org):

  • Current CV
  • Letter of interest detailing qualifications and vision

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