All Other Positions - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Associate Director of Admission
Job Location: MICDS, 101 North Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jul 24, 2020**
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
Employee Benefits
MICDS offers employees a comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.  

Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at MICDS Career Opportunities and upload a copy of your cover letter and resume.

Under the direction of the Director of Enrollment Management performs a variety of tasks necessary to guide families through all aspects of the admission and recruitment process with a focus on strategic attraction and retention initiatives.

  • Work with the Admission Team to plan, coordinate, and implement admission initiatives.   Manage outreach activities; visiting feeder schools, attending organized events and fairs, and hosting numerous campus events.    
  • Coordinate admission process for applicants.  Follow up with families, interview applicant families, oversee admission testing, arrange family visits and tours, communicate final admission decisions and support onboarding transition efforts.
  • Chair admission committees.  Prepare student materials/binders for committee review and lead decision meetings.
  • Recruit, train and supervise parent, student and faculty volunteers for campus tours, admission interviews and special events/activities including admission testing.
  • Effectively utilize admission database system for prospective family relationship management, organization and maintenance of online application and electronic files.  Create customized reports using the database system.
  • Work directly with the Marketing and Communication Office on inbound and outbound marketing efforts.
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with Division Heads, Academic Deans, Student Support Services, the Athletic Department and faculty on admission information and planning.
  • Participate in School and Independent Schools of St. Louis committee work with special attention to supporting school initiatives at MICDS and the larger St. Louis community.
  • Collaborate to support international student application process, special onboarding programming for international students, and maintenance of SEVIS records.
  • Compile, research, and report admission data and demographic statistics using the internal admission database system and other external resources.
  • Support other members of the Admission Team as needed with recruitment and admission efforts.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • A passion and understanding for independent schools, with prior experience in enrollment/admissions preferred.  
  • Strong proficiency and acuity with learning a variety of computer software applications: word-processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software, and email. 
  • Knowledge and/or experience with basic marketing and sales principles. Proficiency with marketing software preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly competitive market environment through creative and innovative strategies.
  • Knowledge of child educational development, and experience working with children ages 10-18.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Collaborative point of view; ability to warmly and enthusiastically partner with a team, prospective students and parents, and faculty during the admission process.
  • Ability to pay continual attention to detail and accuracy in composing, typing and proofing materials.  Superior organizational skills required.
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to work additional hours when needed, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Must enjoy working with children.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.