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Dean of Admissions & Partnerships $50,000-$70,000

St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy (Downey)






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Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Include “Dean of Admissions & Partnerships Application” in the subject line.

Dean of Admissions & Partnerships

The Director of Admissions & Partnerships represents the values and dispositions of a Warrior and will lead admissions efforts including the development and management of key educational partnerships under the supervision of the President to support the school’s strategic vision for enrollment growth. This position requires identifying potential students and student populations, preparing and presenting formal presentations to prospective students, organizing events and conferences that promote the school, and developing promotional materials in collaboration with the marketing team.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate, disseminate, and execute the school’s admissions strategic plan.
  • Coordinate the admissions program.
  • Yield yearly student application and enrollment benchmarks.
  • Collaborate with school staff to manage and oversee all admissions-related processes, records, and dissemination of marketing & admissions materials to prospective parents, students, and stakeholders.Chairs the Admissions Committee.
  • Coordinate the admissions process for all incoming ninth-graders and transfer students
    including but not limited to:

    • Application management & review
    • Placement exams
    • Interviews
    • Admissions decisions
    • Registration & course requests
  • Parent and student orientations
  • Serve as the lead user of the school’s admissions management platform, SchoolAdmin, and utilizes the school’s SIS, and grants & aid platforms to organize and process admissions & marketing efforts.
  • Assist with the merit scholarship & financial assistance processes.
  • Coordinate and lead middle school classroom and high school night visitations.
  • Develop and maintain admissions department expenses, (and where applicable, income) within budgetary guidelines as approved by the Principal and or President.
  • Conduct tours of the school and train relevant staff and students to be tour guides.
  • Coordinate the school’s shadow program and ambassador program with the school’s administration, faculty, staff, and prospective students.
  • Develop and manage relationships with partner schools, and all relevant organizations to support admissions and marketing efforts.
  • Coordinate relationships and identify partnership opportunities with all Catholic partner schools, parishes, and youth programs focused on creating pipelines into the school’s academic and co-curricular programming. regularly with the President & Principal.
  • Establishes an annual plan and schedule of educational partnership outreach activities and events in order to enhance exposure in the local service area.
  • Serves as a high school representative and liaison to school-based and youth organizations.
  • Serves as a representative for school departments that want to communicate and promote their programs to prospective students.
  • Conducts research on student demographics and educational interests. Works with institutional researchers to identify and understand trends.
  • Coordinates and participates in setting up special events associated with school programs that market to prospective students
  • Represent the school on boards and committees as required by the President.
  • Provide regular reports to the school board and committees and, where applicable, serve on the school’s Advisory Board at the request of the President.
  • Serves as a member of the school’s Advancement and Leadership Team
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Believes in, can articulate, and promote the value of Catholic education.
  • Dynamic and articulate oral & written communication skills.
  • Approachable with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Can quickly build relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Google Apps.
  • Knowledge of information systems applicable to marketing and admissions.
  • Previous experience directing marketing and or sales programs.
  • Openness to continuous professional development.
  • Ability to train and direct staff and volunteers in marketing at various levels.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a strategic focus.
  • Ability to develop creative ideas and concepts.
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude and able to work well with members of the PMA community.
  • Ability to plan and lead large events and manage multiple deadlines and projects.
  • Willingness to travel locally and attend evening and night events on and off campus.
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented work ethic.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, public relations, marketing communications, or related field
  • Additional relevant experience combined with an Associate’s degree may substitute for some higher education.
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Experience in an admissions-related position.
  • Preferred: Spanish Fluency
  • Preferred: Practicing Roman Catholic

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to: Include “Dean of Admissions & Partnerships Application” in the subject line.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

St. Pius X – St. Matthias Academy (Downey)

7851 Gardendale St

Downey, CA 90242