Apr 27, 2017

Position Opportunity > Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)

The Academy of The Sacred Heart – New Orleans 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 is a senior level position, serving on the school’s Senior Administrative Team, and reporting to the Head of School. 

The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1867, is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, offering instruction from one-year-olds through twelfth grade. The Rosary, as Sacred Heart in New Orleans is affectionately known, is part of a global Network of 150 academic institutions sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Academy of the Sacred Heart educates to the following five goals: a personal and active faith in God; a deep respect for intellectual values; a social awareness which impels to action; the building of community as a Christian value; personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. 

The Director of Enrollment Management will join the Sacred Heart community at an exciting time in the school’s history.  The school has recently completed an ambitious strategic plan which will further establish The Academy of the Sacred Heart as a leading independent school in the New Orleans area and beyond.  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, and is responsible for the entire enrollment process, from inquiry through admission to assimilation into the school’s culture, and retention of current families.  

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. 

Academy of the Sacred Heart 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 partner with the Strategic Enrollment Management Team 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, www.iansymmonds.com, KBLaboe@gmail.com, 503.843.8300.

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