Silicon Valley International School’s Chief of Enrollment Management and Variable Tuition (CEM) is responsible for managing all facets of the admissions process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse, dynamic, and mission-centric student population.
The school seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, innovative, data-driven strategist who is internationally-minded, has a strong connection to bilingualism and/or bilingual education, and has a background in similar institutions sustaining a diverse multicultural, bilingual or multilingual community is preferable.
The Chief of Enrollment Management reports directly to the Head of School. It is a senior leadership position that also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees regarding admissions, variable tuition, and enrollment. The CEM will serve as a strategic thinker to provide leadership in enrollment management, including short and long-term strategic approaches to admissions. Candidates must be both a leader and a collaborative team player who possesses outstanding analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills to develop a culturally-competent admissions approach.
Successful candidates demonstrate emotional intelligence, having genuine empathy for prospective families, and an awareness of the needs and sensitivities of parents, students, faculty, staff, and administrators to benefit from enrollment and retention strategies. Significant experience in higher education or private/independent schools.
This is a full-time, exempt position.
Contribute to Silicon Valley International School (INTL) by recruiting and retaining students who will benefit from the school’s exceptional bilingual program and contribute to the school community.
Represent Silicon Valley International School to the school, local and international perspective families, successfully communicating INTL’s mission, vision, and brand.
Sets annual admissions goals in accordance with INTL’s mission of providing students with a rigorous bilingual education through the International Baccalaureate framework and approach towards education.
Understand the school and bilingual programs' culture and climate and are sensitive to economic, cultural, and other issues present in the enrollment process.
Provides leadership in creating an enrollment management model, including developing an annual Admission and Enrollment Management Action Plan with goals and objectives.
Formulate forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, variable tuition, and enrollment policies.
Prepares, analyzes, and presents statistical and trend information related to demographic and enrollment to the Head, Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and faculty/staff to ensure that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood and addressed.
Supervises Director of Lower School Admissions and Director of Upper School Admissions and provides clear communication regarding responsibilities, practices, and feedback as well as provides professional development opportunities and training.
Oversees enrollment management budgets.
Oversees all on-campus visitation programs, including student and/or family interviews, student shadow days, and accepted student programs.
Oversees the entire application review process, and with the assistance of the Admissions staff, assigns reading and committee assignments to associates in the office, faculty, and staff.
Works closely with the operational leadership team: Chief Advancement Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Information Officer:
Organizes and administers the School’s variable tuition program and variable tuition goals and budget in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Head of School.
Works closely with the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) to develop and implement strategic marketing plans, including but not limited to understanding marketing programs, tools, vehicles, and provide information to optimize and help collaboratively develop marketing strategies, tactics, and collateral as well as promote strong brand awareness.
Works with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to help build a successful onboarding program for new families, develop and implement strategic synergies between the Office of Admission and Office of Advancement.
Manages new student enrollment and assists with current students' re-enrolment in close connection with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), CFO, and Controller.
Works with the Chief Information Officer to define and implement digital admissions, enrollment, registrar, and other data analysis procedures and processes.
Able to quickly understand the local Bay Area independent school market, research and analyze areas of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and develop strategies to address them for the school's long-term success
Represents INTL at school fairs and other public events and/or outreach events.
Maintains and encourages relationships with feeder schools, counselors, consultants, and other sources for prospective mission-aligned students.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies, organizations, associations, etc., including area schools, preschools, consultants, admissions directors, and organizations, and create networking opportunities.
Acts in a collegial manner with other schools within the Bay Area Director of Admissions (BADA) and Bay Area Admissions Directors (BAAD) consortiums.
Attends Board of Directors meetings when requested; keeps the Board fully apprised of the school’s admission, variable tuition, and marketing endeavors as related to admission and enrollment.
Partners with academic departments, principals, academic deans, and program coordinators to promote programmatic understanding and optimize retention and enrollment programs.
Inspires the community to actively participate in admissions events, including tours, shadow visits, evaluations, information sessions, parent-to-parent connections, and individual family conversations.
Oversees the volunteer network of Admissions Ambassadors.
Fosters high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumnae, parents, and students throughout the admissions process.
Understands and supports the role of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the workplace, in education, and enrollment management.
Manage parent and student expectations and deliver admissions decisions honestly, caring, diplomatic, and ethical. manner
Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective students.
A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
Five to seven years of experience in education, preferably in admissions
Bilingual skills preferred
Marketing experience preferred
Able to think critically and creatively
Able to synthesize and present complex enrollment data in a clear and concise manner
Exceptional emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
Proven success in an administrative role at an independent or private school, preferably senior leadership, and working with school boards
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands, projects, and responsibilities simultaneously
The ability to work collaboratively with other community members within a multicultural setting
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Experienced community-builder and public speaker
Ability to travel as needed, including internationally
Ability to work on weekends/evening as needed
About Silicon Valley International School (INTL)
Since its founding in 1979, the school has long been committed to excellence in bilingual education. INTL stands as the premier preschool to 12th grade bilingual International Baccalaureate World School on the west coast, singular in its offerings of multiple immersion programs (French, German, Mandarin) and an English track with partial language immersion for grades in the upper school.
The school embraces a thoughtful, nimble, and creative approach to educating young people for international and cultural competency. The school balances its commitments to tradition and innovation carefully and well, understanding the value of a student-centered bilingual education within a dynamic international community.
Silicon Valley International School is accredited by the following: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, National Association of Independent Schools, California Association of Independent Schools, Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale (French Ministry of Education), and is a recognized International Baccalaureate World School authorized to provide the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes.
Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees regarding all terms and conditions of employment, including, without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline, and termination.
Silicon Valley International School educates children through a rigorous, collaborative, bilingual curriculum that promotes active engagement and responsible international consciousness.
Students here learn more than just an additional language, they learn how to become agile, responsive, global thinkers. Our three bilingual programs (Chinese, French, or German) are strengthened through the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework that codifies our structured inquiry pedagogy. This unique environment cultivates international leadership where young world citizens discover together how to lead lives worthy of their boundless futures.
Silicon Valley International School (INTL) strives to empower students, alumni, faculty, staff, and parents to understand, value differences and celebrate diversity. Through an environment of respect, the INTL community is committed to inclusion, acceptance, and belonging, so all may live in a better and peaceful world.