Position Available: Assistant Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid Start Date: Immediately FLSA Classification: Exempt
THE CHURCH FARM SCHOOL 1001 E. Lincoln Highway Exton, PA 19341
Apply by letter to the address above (Att: Director of Enrollment) or by email: [email protected] Include by separate attachments: cover letter indicating passion for the position, resume of qualifications and experiences and names and contact information for three professional references. Please enter the position in the subject line of the email.
Since 1918, The Church Farm School has prepared a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible. Located in Exton, PA, CFS offers a college preparatory education for 190 boys in a boarding/day environment for grades 9 through 12. For additional information on CFS please access: www.gocfs.net.
Description This 12-month position reports to and supports the Director of Enrollment with responsibilities for recruiting, interviewing, evaluating and securing enrollment of qualified students to Church Farm School. As a representative of Church Farm School, maintaining the highest professional conduct and decorum is essential and flexibility in schedule is required to participate actively in enrollment activities during the day, over weekends, etc.
Applicant should be capable of making accurate assessments and evaluating families' financial aid applications, which include tax and other financial documentation and making financial aid award recommendations to the financial aid committee and Director of Enrollment.
Effectively market Church Farm School and its programs to prospective families
Attend school fairs as assigned by the Director of Enrollment
Cultivate relationships with educational consultants, placement directors and prospective families to promote the value and outcomes of the Church Farm School experience and the importance of having a diverse student body
Help prepare for and attend Open Houses, Revisit Day and prospective applicant visits
Financial Aid processing
Support Church Farm School's mission by providing fair and objective financial aid recommendations
Clearly identify and define financial aid policies that will support the mission of Church Farm School
Assist the Director of Enrollment with the management of financial aid resources
Educate and counsel families throughout the financial aid process
Make sound judgments on financial aid awards based on the required documentation and Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS)
Closely work with the Director of Enrollment in order to support the Enrollment Office and School's goals and objectives
Work with prospective students and families
Conduct school tours for prospective families
Interview potential students
Respond to applicants' email and or phone inquiries
Determine appropriate testing for applicants
Maintain awareness of eligibility issues (academic, athletic, etc.)
Correspond regularly with students and parents on status of application
Process incoming applications
Update applicant's status in the enrollment database as needed
Monitor application files to assure they are complete with all required information in order for them to be reviewed
Arrange for completed application files to be reviewed by the Enrollment Committee
Participate as an active member of the school's Enrollment Committee
Work with current students to determine satisfaction with the Church Farm School program and report to Director of Enrollment any need to address a student's status
Review marketing and promotional material, making recommendations for improvement
Update and maintain school media presentations
Investigate new opportunities for Church Farm School's enrollment reach including fairs, school visits, use of social media, etc.
Oversee the Enrollment Tour Guide program
Work with faculty and staff to assure productive and exciting visits from prospective families making recommendations to Director of Enrollment for areas of improvement
Support Church Farm School's orientation program and other family events (e.g. Parents' Weekend, Revisit Day, )
Other duties as assigned
Answer all inquiries (mail, phone, web, ) in a timely manner
Submit to Director of Enrollment for weekly review all expense and activity reports
Travel (10-25%), and Weekend/or Evenings as required.
2-3 years of financial aid experience at an independent school preferred
Excellent organizational, communication and planning skills; ability to balance multiple responsibilities
Ability to actively problem solve with grace and humor
Proficient with social media video hosting/sharing platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Vimeo
Familiarity with School Admin and Student Services (SSS) software
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Google Docs and Zoom
Additional Salary Information: SALARY AND BENEFITS: Church Farm School offers competitive salaries, a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance. The school is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Church Farm School welcomes and celebrates diversity, and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
About Church Farm School
CFS is an all-boys, college preparatory, boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12 and located in Exton, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia visit www.gocfs.net
Maximum enrollment at CFS is 200 boys 90% of CFS students live on campus; 10% commute each day
CFS is led by a very talented and dedicated group of administrators, teachers, cottage faculty and support staff who believe in the mission of the school
CFS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, and holds membership in the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Association of Boarding Schools, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.