The Athenian School invites applications, nominations, and inquiries as it embarks upon a search for its next Director of Enrollment Management. The Director will be responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of enrollment for the middle and upper school. This is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Head of School. The Director serves on the school leadership team and collaborates with the leadership team to steward the overall strategic direction of the school.
The Athenian School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 6 - 12, from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative, and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!
ABOUT THE ROLE AND ITS OPPORTUNITIES
The Director will lead a team of three and is the senior strategist for enrollment management and financial aid. Together with their team, the Director will work in close partnership with division heads, key academic leaders, and finance colleagues. The Director, along with their team, will lead a variety of admissions activities to attract and enroll mission-aligned, bright, motivated students who reflect a broad range of identities and experiences and have the potential to thrive and contribute to our classrooms and in our community. The Director, together with their team, will cultivate important relationships with school placement directors and community-based organizations. The Director will manage parent/guardian volunteers and will be responsible for timely communication and marketing to families and key stakeholders. The Director reports regularly to the school leadership team, the Head of School, and the Board of Trustees around key enrollment metrics.
Successful candidates will bring strong cultural competency and the capacity to work with students, families and colleagues who represent a broad range of identities and experiences. We seek candidates with leadership experience in admissions and enrollment management and demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and planning. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with flexibility, creativity, and curiosity.
BENEFITS, COMPENSATION, PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Athenian provides excellent benefits and salaries are competitive and commensurate with work experience and education. The salary range for this position is $140,000 - $165,000. Community members enjoy meals on campus and use of athletics facilities, including a pool, gym and fitness center.
All employees participate in school wide professional development and have the opportunity to pursue a range of additional professional growth opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, funded participation in professional conferences and continuing education opportunities. Athenian provides needed training for CPR/AED certification.
All employees are expected to attend all-school functions relevant to their role and to participate in supporting the student experience with other school duties as requested by their direct supervisor.
Employees have the chance to apply for and serve as part of our residential life team which would include campus housing. We also offer the opportunity to coach a sport for a supplemental stipend.
The Athenian School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all areas of employment. The School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
HOW TO APPLY
The search committee will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a resume and a letter of interest. For best consideration, all candidates should submit materials – in confidence – to the following address: AthenianDEM@storbecksearch.com.