DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT & ADMISSION

Our Lady of the Assumption ( learn more )

Lynnfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3184808
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 10, 2019
  • Starting Date: November 1, 2019

Job Description

Enrollment Management
1. Coordinates the external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives that attract and retain students in sufficient numbers to support the programs of the school.
2. Advises the Principal on strategic retention. This includes initiating an early re-registration process, creating/enhancing a culture of community through school activities and ensuring that the entire community (parents, faculty, staff, etc.) understands its role in the retention of current students.
3. Develops and implements strategic marketing ideas. Formulates annual Admission and Enrollment Action Plans with goals and objectives based on data related to admission and enrollment. Presents statistical trend information and enrollment projections to senior staff, Board of Specified Jurisdiction and faculty.
4. Attends Board of Specified Jurisdiction meetings when appropriate and is involved in strategic planning and keeping the board fully apprised of the school’s admission, financial aid and marketing endeavors.
5. Develops a system for data collection and oversees data management. Updates admission and incoming student database in order to provide weekly, monthly and annual reports and analysis as they relate to admissions and enrollment.
6. Develops a research agenda to better understand students and families persisting through the admission phases (prospect, inquiry, visitors, applicant, acceptance, newly enrolling), and those not persisting.
7. Oversees all on-campus visitation programs including Open Houses, interviews and accepted student programs.
8. Oversees the management of all admission publications and admission process communications, including work on the production of the school’s viewbook.
9. Oversees the volunteer network of Admission representatives, working closely with key volunteers.
10. Builds, maintains and encourages relationships with feeder parishes, preschools and other neighboring schools and identifies new opportunities for outreach.
11. Is an integral leader for the school community and participates fully in daily community life of the school.


Development
1. Plans, manages and implements all fundraising (revenue-based) and friend raising (relationship-based) initiatives.
2. Plans, manages and implements annual giving, major gifts and events. This includes but is not limited to prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgments and stewardship. This may include some travel for face-to-face visits and events with prospects and donors.
3. Educates and engages key volunteers (i.e. Parents Association) in implementing and executing mission-based fundraising.
4. Works to create and support a culture of philanthropy within the school.
5. Creates and/or oversees database and data management for reports and analysis as they relate to development. Updates and maintains the alumni and past parent databases.
6. Develops processes and procedures for advancement operations.

Governance
1. Promotes understanding and support of the school’s vision, mission statements and objectives.
2. Serves as the staff liaison for the enrollment and development committees of the board to help inform and educate on trends and projections.
3. Aids in setting school priorities to meet annual goals.
4. Reports on progress of goals and objectives.

Communications
1. Sets and maintains professional writing and design standards for school communications. Serves as brand ambassador of the
school. This includes, but is not limited to:
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  • Website and email marketing creative direction and production
  • Print publications including school newsletter/magazine, marketing materials, giving program brochures and direct mail pieces
    ­ Social media updates and communications
  • Media relations including advertising and press releases in local newspapers, local media coverage of school events.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Development / Marketing
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Archdiocese of Boston does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices (consistent with those religious exemptions provided in statutory and constitutional law) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Job Requirements

    • ? 3-5 years of experience in Admissions or Development is required. Volunteer management and board experience a plus.
      ? Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred. Master’s degree preferred.
      ? Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education.
      ? Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals.
      ? Ability to build a team, effectively recruit and manage volunteers.
      ? Superior communication skills, ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees (board members), school administration, the media and alumni.
      ? Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and social media is required.
      ? Experience in a not-for-profit environment, parochial, independent school is preferred.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Cynthia Donovan , Principal
    • 40 Grove Street
    • Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940

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