Aidan Montessori School, located in Woodley Park, Washington, DC, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management for the 2023-2024 school year. Established in 1961, Aidan Montessori School is an AMI-accredited school serving children ages 18 months to 12 years-old. The Director of Admissions & Enrollment management joins a dynamic administrative team who work collaboratively to engage with families in the DC region who are committed to a high quality Montessori education.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefitted position, with minimum on-site hours from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM that is responsible for all facets of enrollment management in the school’s efforts to attract and retain a diverse student body. The Director reports directly to the Head of School and is responsible for articulating and carrying out Aidan’s Montessori mission and philosophy.
The Director of Admissions manages all aspects of enrollment including the following:
Conduct all inquiry intake, interviews, and acceptances of prospective families, tracking students from intake through enrollment and beyond;
Manage Open House and all admissions events;
Participate in events for admissions officers, independent school and area fairs;
Work with communications department to manage advertising for school recruitment;
Manage a database of prospective families and accept and re-enroll families using Veracross;
Provide strategic analysis of enrollment patterns and trends to administration and board;
Cultivate an open door for parents to share concerns and questions;
Coordinate closely with faculty for student transitions & placement;
Support the outplacement of graduate students and families;
Actively meet with families for re-enrollment recruitment and retention;
Serve on the financial aid committee;
Participate in exit interviews of families graduating, leaving, or moving away.
Superb written and verbal communication skills;
Understanding of Montessori pedagogy;
Knowledge of database management, experience with Veracross preferred;
Willingness to work hard and be part of a team with a common mission;
Excellent computer literacy.
Aidan Montessori School does not discriminate against applicants based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender expression. Applicants from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should address a cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Director of Admissions” in the email subject line.
Please note that per Mayor Bowser’s Order 2021-109 all employees in childcare and school settings must be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment at Aidan Montessori School.