Dec 16, 2019

Director of Admissions

  • Archbishop Hoban High School
Full time Education: Middle/High School

Job Description

Position Summary: Archbishop Hoban High School seeks a creative, energetic, and results-oriented professional to serve as Director of Admissions, a position that begins on March 2, 2020. The Director of Admissions is charged to meet or exceed enrollment goals as set by the President and Board of Directors as part of the comprehensive strategic enrollment plan. The Director of Admissions is responsible for creating, executing, and leading all programs, activities, and strategic initiatives related to student enrollment. This position manages the enrollment process from initial inquiry to matriculation and successful assimilation into the school’s culture. The Director reports directly to the President, is a member of the leadership team, and works closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing Committee. This a full-time, 12-month position with a full benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401K match; life and disability insurance; and vacation, sick leave, and personal days.


• Collaborates with the President and Board of Directors to set enrollment goals.

• Develops and implements strategies and procedures to meet or exceed those goals. • Supervises and evaluates admissions staff.

• Formulates annual admissions projections and objectives based on statistical data related to trends in enrollment.

• Coordinates marketing efforts to attract and retain students in sufficient numbers to support all school programs.

• Designs, implements, and coordinates an ongoing communication program to promote the benefits of a Hoban education to prospective students and their families.

• Works closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing Committee to promote the school to prospective students and families through various media.

• Identifies new markets for recruitment and coordinates outreach efforts accordingly.

• Ensures that all admissions programs reflect the Catholic identity and Holy Cross mission of the school. Represents the religious aims and objectives of the school to the wider community.

• Ensures that teachers, administration, staff, students, coaches, etc. understand their role in attracting student interest in the school and in student retention. Coordinates their active participation in recruitment efforts.

• Builds partnerships with current parents to serve as ambassadors within their communities, local schools, churches, and organizations.

• Coordinates and participates in on-campus meetings, tours, visits, and interviews with prospective students and their families.

• Plans, arranges, and conducts off-campus programs for prospective students and their families.

• Maintains regular contact with partner school principals, teachers, and local pastors.

• Coordinates and implements elementary school visit days.

• Manages and expands international student recruitment efforts, including travel abroad and coordination with partner agencies.

• Maintains a database to track prospective students and their families; effectively integrates student matriculation through the system.

• Coordinates the registration process with the Vice President for Finance and Operations and Associate Principal for Student Services.

• Coordinates the financial assistance program with the Financial Aid Committee.

• Reports on recruitment activities to the President, leadership team, and Marketing Committee as requested.

• Prepares and monitors the admissions office budget.

• Participates in and provides support for all school events.

• Represents the school as necessary at appropriate meetings and functions, both on-campus and off campus.

• Evaluates and assesses admissions results with the President, Leadership Team, and Marketing Committee in light of plans and goals and recalibrates enrollment strategies as needed.

• Performs other duties as assigned by the President.


• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

• At least three years of experience with evidence of success in recruitment and enrollment.

• Knowledge of best practices in enrollment management.

• Commitment to excellence in Catholic college preparatory education.

• Knowledge of the Holy Cross tradition and educational philosophy a plus.

• Familiarity with the Diocese of Cleveland’s Catholic school market.

• Experienced public speaker and presenter with the ability to address a variety of ages and audiences.

• Highly organized with attention to detail; superior writing and editing skills.

• Positive, energetic disposition with excellent interpersonal skills; customer-service oriented.

• Knowledge of prospective student CRM or SIS technology and the ability to manage multiple complex tasks at once.

• Proficient in all Microsoft Office and Google applications.

• High degree of flexibility to meet deadlines and requests from multiple departments.

• Ability to work extended days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

• A commitment to confidentiality and good judgment regarding sensitive matters is essential.

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