The Covenant School
February 21, 2023
Charlottesville, Virginia
Job Type


The Lower School Admissions Director will oversee The Covenant School’s admissions to identify and enroll new students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 in Covenant’s college preparatory Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences program. The Director works on the Birdwood Campus and reports to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. This is a full-time, twelve-month, exempt position.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Present the school’s mission to prospective families through personal interviews and tours
  • Handles the candidates and processes records from the initial inquiry through enrollment
  • Administer placement testing to evaluate applicants for admission to the Lower School
  • Partner with Marketing and Communications team to develop admissions collateral materials, implement website content and execute promotional communication with prospective families
  • Plan and host admission events throughout the year: In-person admissions receptions, monthly Zoom events, prospective grade level events, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner feeder schools
  • Attend faculty meetings (as needed) to stay abreast of curricular changes and professional development opportunities of the Birdwood faculty
  • Oversee re-enrollment process to include parent communication and data tracking
    • Partner and strategize with program administrators to optimize student retention
    • Capture and monitor attrition/retention statistics
  • Communicate financial aid application process and deadlines to current and new parents
  • Complete on-boarding process with program administrators for newly enrolled students
    • Plan grade level summer events to welcome incoming students and families
    • Coordinate messaging with program administrator for summer academic opportunities


  • Commitment to the Christian faith and dedicated member of a Christian church community
  • Four year Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS)
  • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively
  • Ability to lead and motivate colleagues and staff
  • Ability to represent the school and speak effectively with prospective parents and students
  • Clear and persuasive written communication skills
  • Ability to listen well
  • Positive, energetic attitude and ability to engage with a diverse group of constituents
  • Proficient with computers and software-based tools
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • High degree of organization, and a strong work ethic

Desired Qualifications

  • Three to five years of demonstrated success in a leadership role
  • Direct experience working in a school: admissions, classroom teacher, administration, etc.
    • Or, sales and marketing experience in alternate industry
  • Experience using Blackbaud’s OnCampus admissions module

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to

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