Lead all aspects of admissions, marketing, communications, photography, enrollment and retention. This is a senior level position reporting to the President of the Academy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Act as the lead admissions officer for the Admissions program, overseeing the process as executed by the Admissions department with an understanding and ability to execute the action chain of events, as implemented by all admissions counselors who interact with a prospective student, from inquiry to enrollment.
Employs innovative state-of-the-art methods to draw mission-appropriate applicants in sufficient quantity and quality to ensure the continued vitality of the Academy.
Establish operational strategies to maintain flow of qualified applicants to the Academy.
Lead activities, analyze trends, manage enrollment program and practices.
Responsible for the efficient management and operation of the Admissions, Photography, and Communications offices.
Cultivate positive relationships between Randolph-Macon Academy and the interested public.
Welcome prospective families to the Academy including holding open houses.
Oversee the retention committee and spearhead initiatives for the re-enrollment of students.
Supervise all personnel and functions assigned to the Admissions, Communications, and photography departments.
Must believe in and have a commitment to the mission and vision of the Academy
Excellent communicator with ability to produce ideas, communicate them, make recommendations and positively influence the outcome
Strong interpersonal and networking skills; ability to exercise sound judgement
Strong leadership, management and supervisory skills
Must enjoy working with Middle and High School age students – must be creative, consistent, empathetic and dynamic
Master’s degree in education or related field
Minimum of 5 years of admissions experience
Working knowledge of Middle and Upper School age students, developmental needs, and how to connect
Significant experience leading a team
Ability to balance the needs of students, families and faculty
Proven ability to establish solid positive working relationships
Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary and confidential information with the highest ethical standards and meticulous attention to detail
Prefer private school experience
Additional Salary Information: Please provide salary expectations.
About Randolph-Macon Academy
Founded in 1892, Randolph-Macon Academy is a co-ed boarding and day school for approximately 400 students in grades 6-12. The foundational principles of the Academy are: Knowledge, Leadership, and Character. The Upper School is built on a military (AFJROTC) format; the Middle School is civilian. R-MA is focused on providing strenuous college-prep academics, a structured environment, strong athletics, and a full range of extracurricular activities. The Academy operates the Nation’s only full time high-school flight program.