Girard College is a full-scholarship boarding school for academically capable students from qualified families of limited financial resources. Girard College’s mission is to prepare scholarship students for advanced education and life as informed, ethical and productive citizens through a rigorous education program that promotes intellectual, social and emotional growth. Girard College students will be prepared to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to maximize their ability to pursue productive careers and be engaged citizens.
Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement, the Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for interviewing prospective families and students applying to the Elementary/Middle School at Girard College. The Assistant Director participates in all admissions office functions, including all aspects of the recruitment and selection of students to the Elementary/Middle School. The Assistant Director is an energetic, ethical, and collaborative professional with a team approach to problem solving and the proven communication, presentation, leadership, management, and planning skills necessary to collaborate productively with staff, faculty, students, and the community. The Assistant Director demonstrates a thorough knowledge of recruitment, retention, and strategic enrollment planning in an independent school setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in all areas of admissions activities including enrollment management, and marketing
Interview and tour prospective families and students
Support families through School and Student Services (SSS) process
Make timely decisions on admissions files
Coordinate and serve on admissions evaluation committees
Help plan and attend information sessions, luncheons, and school visits (internal and external)
Increase inquiry and applicant pool through technology, marketing, and outreach initiatives to help meet full enrollment
Continuously utilize data points and surveys to assist in making realistic enrollment projections
Identify and attend external school fairs making admissions presentations to area schools and organizations
Provide input on Enrollment Office policies and procedures concerning the admission and selection of a diverse student body from various socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
Prepare admission reports
Work closely with the Deans, faculty, and staff to help attract and yield the most mission-appropriate students to Girard College
Utilize technology to assist in expanding, coordinating, and growing the internal and external marketing efforts of the admissions office
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
B.S. or B.A. degree
At least three years of experience in admissions or related field at an independent school, college level, or non-profit preferred.
A commitment to diversity and an understanding of and commitment to the mission of Girard College is essential
Knowledge of computer systems, admissions, and student information software
Strong organizational skills
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to make decisions, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
Ability to manage multiple tasks
Ability to work effectively with other professionals
Required Physical Characteristics
Ability to speak, hear, and understand spoken English
Ability to print or write English legibly and accurately
Girard College is a private boarding school on a 43 acre campus, grades 1 through 12. Our students are from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian. All of our students receive a full scholarship for this five-day residential program that prepares students for advanced education. Girard College is located at 2101 South College Avenue. For more information visit our website https://www.girardcollege.edu.