Director of Admissions, Nantong, China
Our client represents the marriage of traditional values and progressive education. With various locations across mainland China and Hong Kong, they serve approximately 4000 pupils. They are committed to making professional learning and personal development central to their ethos and approach.
As a result of their expansion, they are seeking a Director of Admissions for their new school opening in September 2022. Offering a complete 12-year education system, the school has a total planned area of 57,874m2 and expects to start admitting Chinese nationals in September of 2022. Having an enrolment capacity of over 1700 the school also offers boarding options for approximately 640 pupils, starting from primary school age. Adopting the same Victorian architectural style as in England with teaching areas, boarding accommodation, school halls, dining halls, an indoor sports hall, as well as a swimming pool and outdoor football pitch.
As the Director of Admissions, you will drive the admissions strategy, leading, coaching, and guiding the Admissions team to deliver annual enrolment targets by recruiting pupils. This is a Senior Leadership position which sits on the SLT and will play a key role in their exciting development and growth plans.
As the Director of Admissions, you will be responsible for the overall management and day-to-day running of the Admissions Office, managing all aspects of the admissions process and delivering on annual enrolment targets. This will be done using admissions data, events and PR, and strong leadership of the Admissions Team. You will be the first point of contact for all enquiries regarding admissions, providing all prospective families with a friendly, professional and helpful service from enquiry to entry.
You will work closely alongside the Master and SLT to promote a positive work culture and high levels of employee engagement and collaborate with the SLT and all staff to develop a culture where admissions is considered a whole school responsibility.
To be successful as the Director of Admissions you need a Bachelor’s degree or above. Be either a native English or Chinese speaker with good command in written and spoken English. You must have experience in admissions management in either UK independent schools or British curriculum international schools with experience in China being a plus. You should have experience working and managing teams, be a strong communicator with a warm personality, hard working with great personal integrity, accountability and credibility.
In return you will get to work in an incredibly supportive environment, for a prestigious education organisation awarded Best Companies to Work for in Asia in the 2020 HR Asia Awards. You will receive an attractive salary package and get to work in a city with a long history in education with one of the first teacher-training colleges having opened there back in 1905.
If you value education, are a people person, and like to be rewarded for your work, then apply for this position by registering and applying here directly. Alternately, send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with ZR103 in the subject.
Initial interviews will be carried out either face-to-face or via video call with Education Recruitment Experts in Shanghai, with successful candidates being sent the full job description and having a secondary interview with our client's Senior HR Business Partner. The final interview comprises a panel interview.