The Admissions Officer is responsible for assisting the Director of Enrollment and Admission in managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Admissions Officer will:
Contribute to the mission and standards of the school by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school's unique culture and programmatic offerings and contribute to the school community.
Assist the Director in formulating forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
Assist the Director in coordination of four essential elements to ensure the long-term health of the student body and broader alumni/ae base:
Admission management (the tracking of prospective students from applicant to enrollment and beyond)
Research (analyzing data that affect enrollment)
Assist in the development of a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies
Assist in the identification of potential donors – graduates, parents, the broader community.
Understand the culture and climate of the school and the broader educational environment.
Foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Be sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment of a diverse student body.
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
A bachelor’s degree
Experience in education, preferably in admissions
Ability to think critically and creatively
Demonstrated leadership qualities
The ability to work collaboratively with other school community members
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Ability to travel as needed in the Greater Philadelphia area.
About Perelman Jewish Day School
Perelman Jewish Day School was founded in 1956 in a small room in the basement of Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia, with just 39 students enrolled. Today, we’re known as Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. Over the last 6 decades, we’ve expanded to serve over 350 students, Jr K-5, in two centers located on two beautiful campuses in Wynnewood and Melrose Park. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), are a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. Our mission is to provide students with Jewish-values based education within the context of a rigorous academic program. The goal of our school is to develop confident, accomplished and compassionate graduates who have a sound understanding of their history and culture as both Americans and Jews. Our school serves students from all types of families and socio-economic backgrounds. We are a diverse and caring community, where every student has a special place.