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Director of Enrollment Management

Title: Director of Enrollment Management

Reports To: Head of School                                                

Department: Administration, Leadership Team

FLSA Status: Exempt                   

FTE: Full Time, Year Round

When Needed: Immediately

Salary: $100,000-$125,000/year

The Jewish Day School is seeking a talented, engaging, and compassionate Director of Enrollment Management to help us advance our mission to empower children to grow into capable, wise, and compassionate upstanders by integrating an innovative academic program with Jewish education and traditions. We are looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We are looking for faculty and staff who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. The salary is competitive with public and independent schools. The Jewish Day School offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.

Who We Are:

The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (JDS) is a Jewish community day school serving approximately 100 children, early childhood through eighth grade. Our gorgeous 7-acre campus is located east of downtown Seattle in the Crossroads area of Bellevue – just 2 miles south of Microsoft’s main campus. Our inquiry-based learning program fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, confidence, collaboration, leadership, innovation, and more all in a global learning environment.

JDS’ mission is to empower children to grow into capable, wise, and compassionate upstanders by integrating an innovative academic program with Jewish education and traditions. JDS faculty members are a collaborative team of reflective, innovative, and passionate educators focused on nurturing students’ individual identities, an inquiry mindset, respectful and collaborative relationships, and an appreciation of diversity, through a values-based approach and a strong social-emotional foundation. JDS was founded in 1980 by a small group of community leaders who longed to provide an exceptional values-based, “whole child” education delivered in a Jewish environment. JDS, the region’s first community day school, opened with 32 students as a kindergarten through second grade school in the former Temple De Hirsch Sinai facility in Bellevue. Our shared values include integrity; passion; diversity, equity, and inclusion; teamwork; lifelong learning; and hard fun (work hard, play hard, have fun).

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, plays a crucial role in shaping the school’s enrollment strategy, attracting prospective families, and enhancing the school’s brand visibility, builds relationships, communicates effectively, and understands the unique aspects of our educational offerings. Helps ensure the continued growth and success of our school.

Specific Responsibilities:

Admission Strategy and Enrollment Management

  • Directs the admissions process from point of inquiry through enrollment; includes managing online applications, communicating with prospective families, scheduling student visits, managing admission committee applicant review, and communicating decisions to prospective families
  • Schedules and coordinates all admissions events and activities, including but not limited to, annual Peek Into Kindergarten, Middle School Experience, PSIS admissions fairs, preschool outreach events, new family orientation meetings, and summer playdates
  • Leads tours for prospective families
  • Collaborates with the school’s leadership team to define enrollment targets and assess the capacity for new students in each grade level
  • Utilizes data and market research to identify and understand trends in the educational landscape and adjusts the admission strategy accordingly
  • Establishes partnerships with feeder schools, educational consultants, and other relevant organizations to expand the school’s reach and attract a diverse pool of applicants
  • Works closely with the Head of School and other school leaders to support the retention of current students and foster a positive school culture
  • Engages with parents, students, and alumni to build a strong sense of community and advocacy for the school

Marketing and Branding

  • Develops and oversees the school’s marketing and branding efforts to promote the unique value proposition and strengths of our school
  • Manages the school’s online presence, including the website, social media, and other digital channels, to maintain consistent and engaging communication with the school community and prospective families
  • Creates and distributes marketing materials such as brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters to effectively showcase the school’s programs and achievements

Budgeting and Reporting

  • Prepares and manages the annual budget for the Admissions and Marketing Department, ensuring responsible use of resources
  • Provides regular reports to the school’s leadership on admissions and marketing metrics, including enrollment trends, conversion rates, and ROI on marketing initiatives

General Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
  • Actively participates in the full life of the school, including admission, development, and community events
  • Vigorously engages in their own professional development; is a lifelong learner who enhances their skills, using state-of-the-art technologies to maintain high standards of performance to efficiently and effectively produce outcomes
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
  • Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, education, business, or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Proven experience in admissions, marketing, or a related field, ideally within an independent school or educational institution

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of early childhood through middle school education
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in digital marketing, social media platforms, and website management
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Strategic thinking with a data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Passion for education and committed to the school’s mission and values
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all school constituencies
  • Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows environment using Office; ability to master common automated systems for record keeping and to confidently learn new technology
  • Ability to sit and keyboard up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to talk on the phone
  • Some travel may be required

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Positions open ongoing. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Thank you for your interest in JDS and this position.

The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Benefits and Perquisites

The Jewish Day School offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package intended to support and promote the health and well-being, work-life balance, and financial security of our full-time (32.5+ hours/week) faculty, staff, and their families.

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan With Employer Contribution
  • Numerous Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Generous Time Off for Faculty
  • 10 Days of Vacation for Staff (20 for Directors)
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Other Leaves
  • Professional Development