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Director of Admissions

Notre Dame Academy Girls’ High School (West LA) (Los Angeles)






The Director of Admissions has primary responsibility for achieving the admissions goals for NDA by working with prospective students, their parents, and various school staff and administrators in the areas of recruitment, admissions, and direct marketing. This position evaluates the academic records of prospective students.

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Create and execute an admissions and retention plan that will achieve the school admissions goals by:

    • Identifying feeder schools, calendaring recruitment presentations, and representing NDA at feeder school functions

    • Managing and personalizing the admissions process for prospective families

    • Coordinating and leading campus tours, shadow days, interviews, etc.

    • Organizing, overseeing and attending events, such as Open House, shadow days, practice HSPT and HSPT testing, on- and off-campus receptions, Gryphon Day, Girls Night In, etc.

    • Drafting, preparing, and mailing (or emailing) correspondence for the Admissions Office; responding to calls and emails quickly and effectively

    • Managing Admissions website pages, application database and application, including update of application, recommendations, and supplement forms

    • Training, organizing, and scheduling a student ambassador group

    • Preparing decision day materials, including screening applications, recommendations, and transcripts and preparing data for committee

    • Coordinating introductory events for accepted class, such as Girls Night In/ Parents Night Out

    • Preparing reports and statistics as required, and present to the board

    • Coordinate with social media to highlight admissions

  • Model the values of and support the teachings of the Catholic Church

  • Support building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Superior administrative skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, courtesy, diplomacy and tact with variety of stakeholders

  • Understands direct marketing practices, sales techniques, and systems to track leads

  • Able to drive self, students and materials to events

  • Able to train and direct staff and volunteers in marketing at various levels

  • Able to handle multiple priorities with a strategic focus

  • Proficient in MS Office products, especially Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel


Education and Experience

  • BA/BS; MA/MBA preferred

  • 5+ years’ experience in admissions preferred, preferably in an independent school, or previous experience directing marketing and sales programs

Information/Application Contact

Notre Dame Academy Girls’ High School (West LA) (Los Angeles)

2911 Overland Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90064