Director of Admissions

The Gooden School
Sierra Madre, CA United States

The Gooden School, an independent K-8 Episcopal school in Sierra Madre, California is currently accepting applications for a full-time Director of Admissions.

This essential, outward-facing role brings Gooden and its mission to prospective parents, from the initial point of inquiry through to acceptance, enrollment, and re-enrollment.

The Director of Admissions will develop outreach initiatives and cultivate relationships with prospective families who express interest in the school; inform them of the school’s mission, curriculum, program, and culture; and guide them through the school’s admissions and re-enrollment processes.

The Director of Admissions is also responsible for maintaining the admissions and enrollment database, updating marketing materials and the admissions portal of the website.

This position has an immediate expected start date and offers full benefits with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

The primary responsibilities include:
*Manage the admissions process, from outreach, through point of inquiry, enrollment decision, and welcoming new families to the school
*Collaborate with administration colleagues to ensure that Gooden is represented at regional enrollment/outreach events
*Produce appropriate admissions and marketing materials, ads, mailings, social media posts, web pages and publications that interpret and differentiate Gooden to prospective families
*Plan and execute annual admissions and retention events, school tours, and parent education and engagement events
*Oversee Parent and Student Ambassadors to assist at admissions events
*Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding school year
*Monitor enrollment, attrition and retention, including reporting regularly to school leadership and the Board of Trustees
*Manage the use and integrity of the admissions and enrollment software
*Participate on the Financial Aid Committee

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
*Experience working in an independent school admissions office
*Strong interpersonal communications skills, demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, as well as efficiency, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail
*Confidence, professionalism, and a friendly, outgoing personality
*Excellent project management and planning skills; be a motivated self-starter with a positive, “can-do” attitude
*Comfortable using technology tools and software in the admissions and enrollment process
*Ability to strictly respect and protect student, staff and family confidentiality
*Commitment to advancing the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

Education and training requirements for this position include:
*Bachelor’s degree
*Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
*Computer skills, admissions and/or enrollment software, database use/experience

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Jo-Anne Woolner, Head of School at: