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Assistant Dean of Admissions

ACS International Schools are recruiting an Assistant Dean of Admissions to join the Admissions team at ACS Cobham.

The Assistant Dean of Admissions is an integral role, supporting the enrolment management and assisting prospective families when joining ACS Cobham. This role will help to facilitate the smooth entrance process of students and their families into the school, ensuring an excellent customer experience is provided throughout.

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Meet with prospective students and families both virtually and onsite including representation at virtual and onsite open days, ensuring positive relationships are established, cultivated, and maintained.
  • Ensure appropriate and regular communications with prospective families, which simultaneously inform, enquire, and track information, to ensure that families are professionally dealt with and remain active in the application process.
  • Ensure that sufficient information is provided about applicants, including appropriate and discreet enquiry with other educators, educational consultants, and boarding agents as necessary, to facilitate discussions with Principals, Head of School and other departments to determine eligibility for acceptance.
  • To support the Dean of Admissions in the supervision of the Admissions office on a day-to-day basis so that prospective parents and students receive welcoming, professional, and efficient customer service.
  • Re-enrolment – Support and assist with the re-enrolment process of existing students so that the re-enrolment process runs smoothly.
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties including managing the applications database.
  • Assist in the production of statistical reports and timely and accurate information for appropriate divisions throughout the process from initial application, matriculation, and transfer or graduation for management information purposes.
  • Work with the Marketing Department, to drive enrolment through marketing activity, including direct marketing and event marketing.
  • Represent ACS at off-site enrolment and networking events in and around the London area such as with other Schools, relocation and education consultants and influential decision-making bodies (including evening and some weekend commitments). This could also include occasional international travel.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Experience:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and global outlook.
  • Previous Admissions experience in an international school environment an advantage including ability to convert from visit to application.
  • Team focused with a flexible attitude.
  • Understanding/experience of the IB Program as well as American and other international curricula is an advantage.
  • Experience working in a dynamic, hands-on, customer service environment.
  • Proven experience in the use of databases, Word, Excel, and general IT applications.
  • Experience in the production of statistical information and reports an advantage.
  • Able to develop admissions and marketing information and correspondence with competence, in collaboration with the marketing and digital teams.
  • An additional language is an advantage but not essential.

Working hours: Full time 8.30 – 4.30 (to be agreed) Monday to Friday.

The nature of the role means that it is campus/office based within a team of 7. The role will require flexibility and occasional travel to ensure delivery, including to the other ACS UK campuses and school fairs. The role involves some weekend working/travel for which time off in lieu will be given.

Start date: February 2024

Safeguarding: ACS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of ACS you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within ACS International Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

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