DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS - CANADA
CLOSING DATE: 20 JANUARY 2023
Description of School:
The York School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent day school, renowned for its challenging academic International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and commitment to experiential learning – extending all over Toronto, Canada and the world. Our highly trained faculty receive support and training to be leading professionals in their fields and in the IB Curriculum, using cutting-edge classroom technology.
Like our students, teachers at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are open to change and committed to improving lives through education.
WHY THE YORK SCHOOL?
The York School offers a broad and exciting variety of employment opportunities with ample professional development and growth opportunities. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, we are a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our newly renovated Athletic Strength & Conditioning Centre. The York School offers a comprehensive benefits package, and we are a full participant in the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
THE YORK SCHOOL VALUES DIVERSITY:
At The York School, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.
The York School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources by email at email@example.com or by phone at 416-926-1325.
Amongst Canada’s leading gender inclusive IB Schools, founded in 1965, The York School is a place where learning extends beyond the classroom and students are challenged to realize their full potential and discover who they want to be.
In two state-of-the-art campuses in the heart of Toronto, The York School brings together an innovative and progressive employee experience and fosters a caring and inclusive environment.
Reporting to the Associate Head, External Relations, the Director of Admissions leads and manages admissions and enrollment spanning Kindergarten through Grade 12, while keeping all aspects of the admissions program in line with The York School’s strategic plan, mission, and core values. The Director is focused on continuing to strengthen the School’s position in both the national and GTA markets.
Co-create, oversee and implement the School’s admissions and enrollment strategy
Oversee the development of events and activities promoting the School, including open houses, recruitment fairs, in-person customized tours, information sessions, activity and evaluation days, acceptance packages and experiences, family and student onboarding, including managing and being the principal contact for the Parent Ambassador Program.
Work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and implement a Strategic Marketing program for admissions and enrollment
Lead and evaluate the admissions, onboarding, retention, and withdrawal processes with input from the Leadership Team and various stakeholders across the School
Participate in decision-making as a key member of the School’s Admissions Committee
Analyze admissions and enrollment program data for trends and indicators of effectiveness; prepare reports and create presentations for the School’s Leadership Team and Board of Directors; each summer, correlate enrollment program data with student success indicators to understand how aligned each year’s new cohort of students is to the academic standards and values of the school
Develop and implement program modifications based on program analyses, as described above
Supervise direct reports and provide coaching, feedback, growth opportunities including professional development, and performance management
Build effective working relationships with faculty members and staff to help support the admissions and enrolment program at key moments during the recruitment cycle
Participate in admissions and enrollment personalized communications, including communication of offers, courtesy calls to unsuccessful applicant families and, as needed, family exit interviews
Participate in family and student interviews, gathering relevant information to determine suitability for admission
Cultivate relationships with feeder-schools, placement agencies, community organizations in target markets, and key stakeholders in the independent school ecosystem
QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES:
University degree in a related field or Bachelor of Education
Experience in admissions and enrolment management is a strong asset
8+ years in a management role, supervising and coaching direct reports
Possesses highly developed leadership skills and is an inclusive leader adept at creating a positive environment and coaching employees
Excellent multi-tasker who can think both strategically and tactically; execution and performance oriented
Excellent written, presentation, verbal and interpersonal skills, with an ability to build relationships with prospective students and families, faculty members and staff
Excels in navigating difficult conversations and can manage complex and/or difficult issues or conflicts in a calm and solutions-oriented manner
Has good financial acuity and budget management skills
Proficient in required software programs (Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Blackbaud) and experience with databases
Displays a high degree of confidentiality, discretion and tact when handling sensitive information
THE YORK SCHOOL'S CORE COMPETENCIES:
Flexibility & Adaptability
Breadth of Contribution
Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity
Integrity & Trust
Influence & Inspiration
Leading with Purpose
Coach & Develop Others
The York School Campus, Toronto
Fast paced and friendly environment whereby colleagues are helpful and collaborative
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY:
Employees at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are collaborative, open to change and committed to improving lives through education. We are committed to professional development, and provide a competitive compensation, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) and benefit package to our employees.
At The York School, we are committed to providing and maintaining a safe school environment for all. Consistent with this commitment, the school has established a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires all employees and students to be vaccinated from COVID-19. Exemption to this policy is based on medical condition. In addition, employees must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should apply by submitting their resume and cover letter in one PDF document to the email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2020. Please make sure to quote the Job Title in the subject line and add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as 'Director of admissions' in the subject of your email.
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.