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Company: Fusion
Location: Washington, DC
Career Level: Director
Industries: Education Management


Director of Outreach and Enrollment

Company Background:

Fusion Education Group is a fast-growing company headquartered in downtown Grand Rapids, MI that owns and operates a national network of Fusion Academies. Fusion Academy started as a single, unique private school in the San Diego area that has grown to over sixty campuses throughout the U.S. Each Fusion Academy is an accredited, one-to-one private school for grades 6 through 12. But we're so much more than that. We're dedicated to creating a supportive learning environment where every student can flourish – emotionally, socially, and intellectually. Our teaching approach is unique and effective: one student and one teacher for the whole class period. This lets us present course material in a focused environment, at a pace and in a style that suits each student's individual interests, strengths, and challenges.

Fusion is a unique place to work and teach. “Fusionites” are creative and embrace change, and we believe that working and learning should be fun!

About Fusion Washington DC:

Fusion Academy WDC is located at the heart of the Nation's Capital in Dupont Circle. Our school occupies the entire second floor of the American Geophysical Union building; a Net-Zero structure dedicated to leaving the smallest possible carbon footprint.   Fusion Academy is conveniently located next to several public transportation options including bus stops, the DC Circulator, and the Dupont Circle Metro Station.  We are a close-knit community of teachers, students, and administrators dedicated to excellence and serving the needs of our community. We hope you will apply and become a part of our incredible team.

Position Summary:

We are looking for a positive, confident, entrepreneurial, and energetic self-starter to lead the outreach and enrollment process at our DC campus. The Director of Outreach and Enrollment reports to the Head of School and is responsible for leading the personalized admissions and enrollment process for prospective families including identifying, recruiting, enrolling, and retaining students best served by Fusion's mission and vision.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Develop and execute a comprehensive recruitment and enrollment strategy.

Partner with Head of School to build and maintain relationships with area schools, educational consultants, and other professionals in the community to grow admissions leads.

Manage the enrollment funnel from initial enrollment inquiry to enrollment.

Provide outstanding customer service and create a “celebrity experience” for prospective families, professionals, and community members.

Hold admissions meetings with prospective families to determine appropriateness of school for student and move the family through the enrollment process.

Manage new student enrollment and the re-enrollment of current students by working in close connection with school leadership.

Represent the school at recruiting events and plan, market, and execute enrollment focused events at the school.

Be an active thought-partner in the development of marketing and communications strategy.

Provide reporting to campus and district leadership on enrollment trends.

Exceed annual enrollment goals.

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

A bachelor's degree is required.

A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in private school admissions is preferred.

Alignment to Fusion's mission and core values.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, superb presentation skills, and the ability to engage with groups and individuals comfortably, warmly, and effectively in a professional setting.

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Must be self-motivated and have strong decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a high-performing team.

A high level of energy to work simultaneously on many tasks and projects as well as sound judgement in conferring with people from a broad array of backgrounds regarding personal and sometimes sensitive topics.

Strong work ethic combined with a high degree of professionalism and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality and the integrity of the admissions process.

Proficiency with student information systems, CRM software, and common office and productivity software is essential.

Must be able to analyze and synthesize data, make data informed decisions, and adjust strategy based on data and results.

Should be a strategic thinker who. Is compassionate, enthusiastic, and detail oriented with exceptional interpersonal, leadership, organizational, time management, and presentation skills.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.


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