Sep 18, 2014

Position Opportunity – Crossroads School (CA)

Crossroads School, located in Santa Monica CA, seeks a highly motivated professional to serve as the school’s Director of Enrollment Management. The Director will provide the school’s broad strategic leadership of enrollment planning, and will serve as the point of integration for recruitment, admissions, financial aid, information management, reenrollment, and retention functions of the school. The Director will be reporting to the Head of School. 

Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic, and racial diversity; and to the development of each student’s physical well being and full human potential.  The School provides a unique K-12 program built on a progressive, developmental model of education with many of its programs on the cutting edge of education.  The school is dedicated to helping young people make bold and valuable decisions with their lives while acting as a force for positive social change.  

From its beginning in 1971, Crossroads provided a new approach to education and was dedicated to diversity and to involvement in the community.  It was founded as a non-denominational, coeducational college preparatory day school.  Crossroad’s ongoing commitment to the greater community and to a robust financial aid fund has made it possible for the school to be racially, economically, geographically and culturally inclusive.  While Crossroads has strong academic programs in all disciplines, the school is renowned for its programs in the sciences, in the arts, and in human development. 

Crossroads is a highly selective institution, and operates in an environment of considerably high application volume.   The high degree of demand for the school affords Crossroads the ability shape enrollment with truly exceptional students with a range and depth of interests, talents, and diversity. 

The Director of Enrollment Management will serve as the chief enrollment officer for Crossroads School. The Director will serve as the chief point of integration in all strategic areas of enrollment management functions. This position is essential in executing the strategic development of an advanced, integrated enrollment unit. The Director will play a key role in articulating the strategic enrollment management philosophy of the school and collaborating with other departments in its proper execution.

Preferred requirements for this position include at least five years of enrollment management experience in an independent educational setting, a demonstrated ability to grow sustainable enrollment and market demand, and strong knowledge and skills associated with the strategic principles of enrollment management. The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree and demonstrated skills and experiences in marketing communications targeted toward enrollment and demand generation. 

The ideal candidate will have broad based experience in all aspects of enrollment management, be able to look outside the box to address market issues, and be able to thrive in a collegial collaborative environment.

Crossroads School seeks candidates who will enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in its Diversity Statement. 

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with training and experience. 

The Director of Enrollment Management will be supported by an admission staff and play a collaborating role on the advancement, marketing, academic, and financial operations teams. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of application immediately. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. 

Questions regarding the search will only be accepted by Kelly Laboe at Ian Symmonds & Associates, or 888.334.6078. 

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