Convent of the Sacred Heart, 91st St | New York, NY | Associate Director of Admissions

Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our 
Mission and Goals.

Associate Director of Admissions
Beginning August 2022
Position: Associate Director of Admissions
Reports to: Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management
FLSA: Exempt, full-time

The Associate Director of Admissions is a senior key position on the Sacred Heart admissions team. The Associate Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, and directing activities designed to attract, enroll, and retain students to the school. This position participates in school-wide admissions efforts with a focus on the Middle School and Upper School admissions process. The ideal candidate shows a passion for admissions work with a proven track record and enjoys working directly with students.

  • An demonstrable understanding of and appreciation for Sacred Heart’s Catholic identity, including its Mission and the Goals and Criteria.
  • Interview families and students applying to all divisions, with a focus on applicants for grades 5-11.
  • Conduct family and student interviews, and maintain accurate and complete admissions files on each applicant.
  • Maintain communication and follow-up with applicant families in a timely manner, via phone and email.
  • Organize and assist with the training of parent and student tour guides; help to create tour schedules and conduct tours as necessary.
  • Organize and assist in the planning of admissions events (in-person and virtual).
  • Prepare prospective student files for review by the admissions committee.
  • Participate in admissions committee meetings across all divisions.
  • Serve as an active member of the Financial Aid Committee, assess financial aid applications in TADS and make award recommendations.
  • Help organize, coordinate, and assist with the scheduling of revisit days or events for accepted students.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area schools and access groups. Expand outreach efforts to geographically diverse feeder schools.
  • Attend and participate in school fairs (in-person and virtual).
  • Help manage the application process from receipt of initial application through final decision communications.
  • Work with the Director of Admissions to develop admissions materials, events and marketing practices.
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management or the appropriate supervisor.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in admissions and enrollment management at an independent school.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational, collaborative and strategic skills.
  • Proficiency with technology including databases, spreadsheets, and online application platforms.
  • Ability to collect and interpret data and trends. Set and meet goals that align with the strategic vision of the department.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to be an effective public speaker who relates to different audiences.
  • Keen understanding of the need for discretion and confidentiality in handling admissions information.
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias/anti-racism work.
  • Possess a sense of humor and appreciate this trait in others.
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It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.