Director of Admissions

Location: Remote or Long Island
Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: Executive Director of Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School 
Job Description:
 
Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School, is a new online program within The Stony Brook School, is seeking a Director of Admissions to lead its student recruitment efforts. The Director of Admissions will need to possess skills and experience in marketing, sales, and communications, student recruitment, application evaluation, and financial aid decision-making. High energy, excellent work ethic, and dedication to customer service are essential in this position, as are wholehearted commitment to the mission. As enrollment grows, so too will the leadership responsibilities of the Director of Admissions.  Gravitas is looking for candidates with the ability to assemble and lead a team of admissions professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the country’s most prestigious Christian academic institutions as a member of a talented, innovative team. 

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum and at least five years industry experience
    Eagerness to serve in a faith-based work environment that emphasizes faithful Christian scholarship and character formation. Passion for Gravitas's mission is critically important for all positions.
  • Strong work ethic, high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, and eagerness to design solutions for problems and pursue opportunities for improvement
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate the mission, program, and value of Gravitas compellingly to prospective students and their families
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to respond quickly to all communications 
  • High proficiency with technology, especially technology needed to complete core responsibilities
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team, openness to providing and receiving feedback as part of a culture of transparency
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, as our students come from all over the world 
  • Commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
  • Maturity and stability sufficient for a demanding position
  • Consistent and dependable high speed internet access if working remotely
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualize and implement marketing, communication and recruitment strategies designed to open up new and invigorate existing markets as to widen the pool of mission-appropriate applicants.
  • Work in conjunction with Executive Director to ensure maximum re-enrollment of mission appropriate existing students
  • Lead and manage the total process of recruiting students
  • Oversee Financial Aid allocation
  • Serve as evangelist of the School and embody its values of scholarship, faith and dynamism
  • Build strong partnerships with appropriate feeder schools and organizations that will help increase applicant pool
  • Interview admissions candidates and their families and communicate with them as needed throughout the admissions process
  • Orchestrate the systematic and efficient handling of candidate applications and track the submission of necessary supporting credentials and documentation.
  • Evaluate and make final admissions decisions and communicate those decisions to candidates and their parents
  • Shepherd newly admitted students through the enrollment process
  • Manage the re-enrollment process for currently enrolled families
  • Organize and oversee recruitment events (Virtual Open Houses, etc)
  • Oversee the content on the Admissions portion of the website
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/C.V. to Dr. Sean Riley, Executive Director (sean.riley@sbs.org), and complete an employment application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
 
** About Gravitas: A Global Extension of The Stony Brook School  **
Gravitas is a program within The Stony Brook School that exists to cultivate moral, intellectual, and aesthetic virtue in students around the world so that they may discover their calling, unlock their God-given potential, and bring about the healing and flourishing of their communities.

Gravitas partners with churches, charities, and individual donors to make elite college preparatory and Christian character education accessible to academically talented students of all backgrounds, especially the poor, the oppressed, the orphaned, and the displaced.

The Stony Brook School is the #1 private school on Long Island as ranked by niche.com. 37% of The Stony Brook School Class of 2020 gained acceptance to the top 25 schools as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports.
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