Presentation High School
Associate Admissions Director
Presentation High School, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is currently seeking an experienced Associate Director of Admissions.
Reports to: Director of Admissions
Salary Range: $80K – $95K annually; commensurate with experience
About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence.
The Associate Director is a member of the admissions team who collaborates across all aspects of the enrollment management process providing support in the recruiting and enrollment of mission-aligned students. As a member of the Admissions team, this person will help recruit families through personalized and targeted outreach and Admissions events at Presentation. They will work closely with current students and parents to develop strategic and creative outreach and events to highlight the unique aspects of our school.
Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Responsible for executing the following responsibilities in collaboration with the Director of Admissions:
Represent the school to prospective students and parents, educational consultants, and other constituencies who may directly or indirectly play a role in recruitment/admissions activities.
Assist in developing and executing a strategic vision for recruitment and enrollment of qualified students
Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s unique culture and program and contribute to the school community.
Guide prospective families through the admissions process from the time of inquiry to matriculation
Collaborate with the Director of Admissions to manage the Admissions Database, Ravenna
Assist in cultivating and maintaining relationships with feeder schools
Oversee the planning and execution of key recruitment events for prospective and new students and parents
Manage the prospective student shadow program
Manage recruitment and training of Presentation student and parent Ambassadors who act as extensions of the Admissions office
Facilitate the strategic use of personalized mailings and phone calls from Presentation Ambassadors
Support the Director of Admissions in developing and maintaining effective communications through hard-copy collateral, the website, newsletters, emails and social media
Lead and manage tours for prospective families
Education & Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below represent the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, or sales, or commensurate experience
At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience in an external facing, people oriented role, in a school setting preferred
Experience working with high school students
Spanish proficiency is a plus
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Commitment to advancing the current strategic plan, including operations, programs and budget
A self-starter and team player with a sense of urgency who is driven to learn and continually identify and determine the cause of problems, seek ways to improve professional skills and programs, develops and present recommendations for modernization of internal systems, and best practice implementation
Ability to work independently, with limited supervision
Demonstrate complete integrity and inspire trust in order to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment and promote and contribute to an inclusive and respectful workplace
Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and competently with a wide-ranging audience, including leadership, Board members, faculty/staff, alumnae, parents, volunteers, media, and external stakeholders in a manner that best represents Presentation
Confident public speaker in a variety of settings
Aptitude for technology and data management systems (e.g. Ravenna) including Google suites and Excel
Impeccable writing and editing skills
A high level of initiative, attention to detail, and strong organizational and project management skills, flexible and adaptable
A positive outlook and genuine desire to partner with families through the Admissions process
High regard for confidentiality
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May need to travel to different schools across the southern Bay Area.
May be required to lift up to 10 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described below represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Works outside of normal office hours, with occasional availability on nights or weekends
Typical office environment
Mostly indoor office environment with windows
Time spent throughout campus giving tours and holding events
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. In this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category under applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Interested applicants are asked to download the appropriate application at Presentation Employment Opportunities. Complete the application and email your application, a letter of interest/cover letter, resume, and contact list of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding the next steps.