Associate Director of Admissions

  • The Mount Vernon School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Mar 25, 2024
Full time Admissions/Enrollment

Job Description

The Team 

The Admissions Team engages prospective families through digital and on-campus experiences that help tell the story of the School and guide interested candidates through the admissions process. Using a people-centered approach, each candidate’s experience is personalized. Quality, integrity, and innovation drive this team and ensure a top-notch experience for everyone interested in learning more about The Mount Vernon School.

The Role

The Admissions Team is seeking a team member to support the School’s enrollment goals by stewarding prospective families through the admissions process. This role engages with prospective primarily Preschool-Grade 5 families, providing timely, thorough, and persuasive communication about the people, programs, and opportunities at The Mount Vernon School. The ideal candidate possesses a positive attitude, superior interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, and a deep commitment to the Mount Vernon mission.

What a typical week looks like: Role & Responsibilities 

  • Represent the School at receptions, school fairs, and community events
  • Strategize plans for cultivating Lower Campus inquiries and leads
  • Serve as a point of contact for Lower Campus prospective families, guiding them through the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment
  • Coordinate and plan all Lower Campus events and student visits
  • Stay current on the daily life of the School, including school events, curriculum updates, student highlights, and attending Lower Campus faculty meetings
  • Assist in the management of marketing, including website updates
  • Communicate with prospective families, address inquiries, and provide information about the admissions process.
  • Support the mission and vision of the School by acting as a brand ambassador and representative

What we are looking for: Core Competencies

  • Ability to cultivate respectful and affirming environments 
  • Demonstrates quality, accuracy, and professionalism
  • Culturally proficient and equity literate
  • Builds relationships and culture through effective communication 
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Mac/Apple OS  

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • 5 years of professional work experience (preferably in education/admissions)
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive, discreet, and mature manner
  • Available to work non-traditional hours and weekends (e.g., Open House, school fairs, community presentations, etc.)
  • Experience with Ravenna, Veracross, or other admissions systems (preferred)
  • Excellent organizational, multitasking, and time-management skills

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