Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Wellan Montessori School | Newton Centre, MA, United States

Posted Date 8/05/2022

Position Overview:

Wellan Montessori School is seeking an experienced administrator to fill the role of Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management beginning in August 2022. Reporting directly to the Head of School, The Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management is responsible for recruiting and retaining students and families to the school. The role is also responsible for maintaining a strong relationship with students and families as they move to alumni status. This position manages and executes all aspects of the admissions and enrollment process, including conducting candidate interviews, campus tours, and community outreach, preparing and organizing admissions paperwork, managing admissions and enrollment database functions, and finalizing enrollment decisions and class assignments. Additionally, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management works closely with the Development team to spearhead alumni engagement in support of annual fundraising efforts, and collaborates with the Marketing and Communications team to coordinate the production of admissions advertisements and print materials.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, will be highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated. They will demonstrate strong problem solving and analytical skills, will be able to adapt easily to changing school needs, and will be able to operate with a high level of discretion when working with sensitive matters and information. Prior admissions/enrollment admin experience is strongly preferred.

Job Duties:

  • Manage the full annual admissions and enrollment cycle.
  • Work with the Head of School and the Marketing and Communications team to develop and execute recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Develop and execute data-driven strategies to achieve annual enrollment goals, and provide informed enrollment projections as needed.
  • Oversee the completion and maintenance of application, enrollment, and other admissions paperwork and data in various school databases.
  • Engage colleagues as needed at various points in the admissions process, i.e., for interviews, tours, and placement decisions, and work to ensure that all faculty and staff understand and are able to fulfill their roles in student retention.
  • Work with the Head of School and CFO/COO to support the financial aid process, providing accurate admissions/enrollment reporting as needed.
  • Plan and facilitate recruitment and community engagement events.
  • Support other administrative team projects and initiatives as assigned.

Position Details:

  • Full Time 40 hours per week, with attendance at staff meetings and occasional night and weekend events outside of regular hours required.
  • Regular Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Salary: This is an Admin III level position on Wellan's administrative salary band. Typically, applicants will start on the first half of the band, with a likely annual salary in the $73,000 - $90,000 range, commensurate with experience.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of admissions/enrollment experience required.
  • Experience working in an early childhood or school-aged environment preferred.
  • Resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references required.

Wellan Montessori School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under federal or Massachusetts law. The School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. The School's equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, job assignment, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School's non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Joseph Jolly

Title: CFO / COO, Director of Development, HR, and Legal Affairs

Office Address: Wellan Montessori School, 80 Crescent Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Telephone Number: 617-969-4488 ext. 3

Email Address:

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Montessori Credential Level
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree
Job Type
Position Type
Full-Time (academic year)
Phone(617) 969-4488

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