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Associate Director of Admissions

POSITION: Associate Director of Admissions 

REPORTS TO: Admissions – Director

CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Flexible schedule), Some weekends and weekday evenings occasionally.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Milwaukee is a private, Catholic, Jesuit high school serving students of diverse backgrounds living in Milwaukee, WI whose educational options are financially limited. Cristo Rey Jesuit’s mission is to provide an affordable Catholic secondary education with a college prep curriculum and Corporate Work Study Program to prepare graduates for success in college, work, and life.

Position Summary: 

Reports to the Director of Student Recruitment and Enrollment. 

The Associate Director will collaborate with the Director of Admissions in the recruitment of new students and supporting activities related to the admissions process.  As a member of the Student Recruitment and Enrollment team, this person is responsible for contributing to efforts to meet the annual enrollment goal set by the President and Senior Leadership Team.

The goal is to ensure full enrollment according to the school’s strategic plan and the Cristo Rey Network standards. This position reports directly to the Director of Admissions and supports all efforts to articulate the mission, programs and opportunities of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to students, parents/guardians, elementary/middle school educators, principals and counselors, and other leaders in the community.  This role is the first point of contact for many students, parents and community members and the position requires both a commitment to the mission of Cristo Rey – and a particular passion for expanding our unique program to underserved students – and an ability to build community and develop and manage relationships with local schools, organizations, and churches.  He/she must be able to adapt to changing responsibilities and maintain absolute confidentiality.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Understand, embrace and implement the school’s mission and philosophy as written in the Cristo Rey Mission Effectiveness Standards, participate in the Christ-centered life of the school; and model the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues and administration.
  • Manage a portfolio of school relationships in the Milwaukee community to meet the goals of the Admissions Office.
  • Manage a pipeline program for students grades 5-7th from targeted schools. 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department to develop marketing strategies, especially with design of promotional materials and use of social media. Will also assist in the design of advertisements, mailings, web pages, and other publications that will promote the school to prospective students and their families.
  • Lead the Student and Parent Ambassador Programs which includes recruiting students and parents, providing training, and scheduling ambassadors for a variety of external and internal events. 
  • Represent Cristo Rey Jesuit to potential students and their families at high school fairs, expos, church services, community fairs, and other community gatherings, often with representatives of the school community such as student ambassadors
  • Provide administrative support to the department and the main office as needed including, but not limited to, phone calls to parents and prospective students, organizing mailings, other department needs, etc.
  • Provide logistical support and planning to internal and external engagement in school programs such as Open Houses, Shadow Days and other promotional events. 
  • Manage and maintain an accurate student applicant database and student application document files, while maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Provide superior customer service by maintaining timely communication in Spanish & English with prospective students and their families.
  • Support and participate as appropriate in the interview and admissions process which includes coordinating with faculty, Corporate Work Study staff, school leadership and prospective students and their families to ensure a timely, smooth and effective admissions process.
  • Transport and drive middle school students on occasion in the Cristo Rey Jesuit vans when needed for recruiting purposes.
  • Attend and participate in Cristo Rey Network programs and professional development for Admissions staff or other programs as directed by the Director. 
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. 
  • At least 3 years in recruitment, enrollment services, non-profit management, marketing, student services or related fields. 
  • Bilingual preferred. 
  • Ability to serve economically disadvantaged, racially diverse students and their families with patience and humility. 
  • Friendly, outgoing, collaborative with a strong customer service focus and acts with a sense of urgency.
  • Highly collaborative, dynamic team player with the ability to foster a large number professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (verbal, listening, & written).
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the school and our many constituencies.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities with demanding time frames.
  • A deep belief that all students deserve excellent, Catholic, college preparatory education. 
  • Compliance with background checks and completion of Archdiocesan Protecting God’s Children program. 
  • Licensure/Certification: Valid driver’s license required; must be insurable with a good driving record. Reliable transportation to recruiting sites is required.

Apply

To apply, attach the following to an email, in pdf format, to [email protected]. Indicate the position in the subject line of your email.  Direct questions to [email protected].

  • Resume
  • Cover letter underscoring your interest in and readiness for the position
  • Two professional letters of reference or contact information for two professional references