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Enrollment Director

Jan 02 2018 | Singing Stones School | Walnut Creek, CA

Our growing school, Singing Stones, is seeking an Enrollment Director in alignment with our founding vision strongly rooted in anthroposophy. We value integrity and commitment to the principles of Waldorf Education and positive social change. We strive toward lifelong learning, and practice the deep inner work required of us individually.

Our school is in its 7th year, currently located on 7 acres of beautiful open space in Walnut Creek, California. Our students enjoy Mandarin, Spanish, Biodynamic Gardening, Farming, Games, Handwork, Music, along with the Arts.

We are committed to offering "Accessible to All" tuition to any family wanting a Waldorf Education for their children, based upon the Art of Social Conversation inspired by our late mentor Bob Monsen.

The Enrollment Director supports Singing Stones School (SSS) in fulfilling its mission by promoting effective processes of recruitment, selection, and retention of children and families who can benefit from Waldorf education. This position develops and implements effective outreach, recruitment, admissions and enrollment processes toward the goal of full enrollment and communicates these processes to the school community. The Enrollment Director is responsible for ensuring consistent follow-through and integrity in admissions and enrollment
procedures while transferring school aims and intentions into practical application and action.

The Enrollment Director is a part-time position and is supervised by
The Administrative Chair.

The Enrollment Director's responsibilities are described below; however, the employee may perform other related duties.

Admissions and Enrollment
Meet new families, receive and respond to calls and inquiries, provide packets and basic information, arrange and conduct campus tours.
Encourage parents to learn more about Waldorf education and SSS
through events, visits, publications, referring questions to appropriate venues.
Understand the impact of school policies and procedures on the
admissions and enrollment functions, and communicate that impact to the Board of Trustees and other appropriate school forums.
Develop a 3-year enrollment plan, annual enrollment projections, budgets and analyses as directed by the administrative chair
and participate in the budgeting process in any other way as
deemed appropriate.
Represent the school to other schools and community organizations that can be involved in building enrollment for SSS

Ensure that faculty and other staff participate in and support the enrollment effort

Coordinate all aspects of the application process

Act as registrar and coordinate all aspects of enrollment and
re-enrollment process

Develop formal exit interview process

Enrollment and outreach work

Ensure enrollment goals are carefully integrated with the school's strategic plan.

Strong understanding of Waldorf education with the ability to clearly articulate its philosophy and approach
Independent school admissions
and/or enrollment experience
Ability to deal effectively with many different types of people
Flexibility to work autonomously as well as in collaboratively
Very strong organizational skills; an attention to detail and follow-through; and the ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; ability to adhere to timelines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to take initiative and utilize innovative techniques to reach organizational goals
A strong commitment to Waldorf education and the SSS culture

Ability to represent SSS in a professional and ethical manner in regard to prospects and in all aspects of work in the community
Effective organization skills
Collaborative leadership style
Strong computer skills required: proficiency in Microsoft Office and MailChimp; proficiency in databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and publishing programs
Excellence in communicating, both orally and in writing
Knowledge of Waldorf school philosophy, including administrative and educational principles, techniques and methods preferred
Marketing experience

Education and Relevant Work Experience
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:
Experience in admissions or enrollment work, marketing, sales, and promotions in a school or non-profit organization. Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Master's degree or equivalent of work experience in admissions, enrollment and/or marketing. Experience working in a Waldorf school.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to communicate clearly with others, to understand them and to be understood.
Must be able to read and compose documents so that their intent is easily understood.
Must be able to effectively use a computer, telephone, and other office equipment to conduct business.
Must be able to lift at least 15 pounds from the floor to four feet above the floor.
Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.

All inquiries should be sent to [email protected] and include a resume and letter of intention.

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