Employment

Admissions Director

We are seeking an Admissions Director to join our team
Our School

At The Independent School, our name conveys the very core of what drives our learning community. We inspire students to gain the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that allow them to recognize their potential, work toward success, and develop into independent and responsible citizens who make a positive impact on the world around them.
Our faculty provides authentic learning experiences that are challenging and exciting. Our students learn, laugh, and grow in an atmosphere of encouragement, care, and commitment to our school values.
We are a pre-kindergarten through twelfth-grade school and an early learning center for children from six-weeks-old through preschool.
For more information on our school, please visit our website: theindependentschool.com

Our Location

With a population of 527,000, Wichita is the most populous city in the state of Kansas. It offers a wide variety of entertainment, dining, cultural experiences.  With both an active downtown and quiet suburbs, Wichita offers something for everyone.
Wichita, KS is the home of the largest privately held company in the U.S.,  Koch Industries, Inc. It is also the birthplace of Pizza Hut and Coleman.
For more information on our city, please visit https://choosewichita.com/
 
Job Description
Under the direction of the Head of School, the Admissions Director is charged with comprehensive responsibility for the planning, oversight, and execution of all aspects of the admissions process, including the generation of leads, marketing materials, and admissions events.The Admissions Director is expected to accomplish the overall mission and vision of The Independent School through inspirational and strategic leadership that reflects excellent communication, vision, integrity, impeccable moral character, and commitment to the institutional values.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Establish an intentional, formalized admissions plan that is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of The Independent School.
  • Develop and execute implementation of all admissions activities and programs.
  • Collaborate on marketing and communication, building on The Independent School’s brand recognition.
  • Engage the school community and greater Wichita community through social media, and face-to-face networking.
  • Maintain applicant lists, files and records.
  • Keep records of all real-time interactions with potential students and families
  • Work within the school’s database system.
  • Attend regular meetings with key school leaders.
  • Guide Administration on any school related admission and retention issues.
Qualifications
  • Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Business, Communication, English, or other related field.
  • Experience in independent school or university admissions. 
  • Knowledge of, and an appreciation for, independent education.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Experience with database software and social media.
Disposition
  • Solution-oriented thinker
  • Positive, engaging, and optimistic
  • Growth mindset and willingness to tackle new tasks

Contact
Please send a CV and cover letter to chris.english@theindependentschool.com
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The Independent School

8317 East Douglas, Wichita, KS 67207   |   Fax: 316.686.3918   |   Phone: 316.686.0152
Independent is a private college preparatory day school serving ages 6 weeks through grade 12.
Every school teaches. Independent inspires community, excellence, and opportunity.
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