Enrollment and Communications Manager

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Full Time

Start Date: Immediate

West Sound Academy is seeking an energetic and dynamic Director of Enrollment and Communications. The ideal candidate has exceptional communication skills and experience promoting a program to a wide variety of families.

Who We Are

West Sound Academy is an independent school for grades 6-12 built to inspire students to embark on a learning journey that ignites their curiosity and encourages them to make their own unique impact in the world. Located in the heart of Kitsap County, on a rural 20-acre campus, the school offers a hands-on and creative curriculum with small class sizes that attracts students from all around the globe to learn and grow together.

Our curriculum at each grade level is aligned with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, which aims to provide an education that crosses disciplinary, cultural, national, and geographical boundaries and champions critical engagement, stimulating ideas, and meaningful relationships.

Through deep engagement and inquiry, our students gain the skills and dispositions needed to make sense of the world around them and take responsible action for the future. We know that learning is a journey, not a formula to be followed. That is why we strive to create educational experiences that support each student. Rather than teaching students how to recite facts and adhere to formulaic standards of academic achievement, we strive to teach students to think critically and leverage their knowledge to excel in college and anywhere else life takes them next.

Job Summary:

This is a 12-month position that requires attendance during school office hours and mutually agreed upon summer office hours. This position also requires the support of all school events which sometimes occur in the evening or on weekends.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Understand the school mission, educational philosophy, and International Baccalaureate program and be able to communicate it to prospective students and families effectively
  • Active participation in the life of the school community
  • Manage the admissions program of new students, including tracking application materials
  • Lead tours and organize open houses
  • Organize visits and interviews with candidates and their families
  • Communicate final decisions to the appropriate individuals
  • Foster and maintain connections with families, former families, and alumni to benefit the admissions program
  • Keep relevant data on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment program
  • Coordinate welcoming new families to the community, including new family orientation
  • Manage internal and external communications, marketing, and public relations for the school
  • Manage and update the school’s online presence, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Represent the school in the wider community to increase awareness of the school and its programs
  • Monitor and strengthen strategies for improved retention

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of two years experience in a related field
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and digital communication skills
  • Experience in successfully planning and executing complex projects and events
  • Proficient in using word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, etc.
  • Flexible, a team player, and willing to step in as needs arise

Compensation

West Sound Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three references to hr@westsoundacademy.org.

West Sound Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual preference, gender identity, or any other protected classification under State, Federal, or Local Law in the administration of its hiring practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan programs, and athletic or any other school-administered program.