Diocese of Austin Catholic Schools
  • 01-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • AustinStTheresaSchool
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time
  • 1

St. Theresa's Catholic School, located in Austin, Texas, is accepting applications for an Admissions Director.  Position open until filled.  

Ministerial Character
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin are canonically obedient to the Bishop and assist him in fulfilling his ministry and canonical obligations. Pastors, presidents, and principals serve as leaders of the schools to make Christ's mission present and enduring in the schools. In order to fulfill Christ's mission, the school leaders employ suitable, chosen collaborators, sharing with them Christ's mission and entrusting to them various responsibilities.

Positions employed in this School help extend the ministry of the School leaders in particular 
ways as outlined in the job description. The employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the School leaders in the performance of their ministry and, therefore, engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Admissions Director fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by planning and implementing the overall admission process for the school. The Director of Admissions has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies.  The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.

Essential Duties

Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.

Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Continuously grow in your ministry by participating in religious ceremonies, training sessions, and reflection activities as directed.

Support and adhere to the Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school.

Plans and implements a comprehensive admission program including enrollment strategies, admission events, student visits, and orientations for prospective/new families.

Conducts the continuous registration process for current families.

Prepares admission material, engages in stakeholder committees (enrollment and outreach), maintains admission marketing on the website, conducts outreach to parishes, local businesses, childcare centers, and religious education programs. 

Maintains and operates the online student application platform and provides ongoing technical assistance to families throughout the entire enrollment process. 

Maintains accuracy of the enrollment database, uses data to track all enrollment efforts, and prepares enrollment statistical reports. 

Provides insight and input into the strategy and design of marketing initiatives to drive prospective families to St. Theresa's.

Communicates effectively within the school community and with administration, faculty, and parish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in using job-appropriate technology 
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Ability to maintain current and accurate records according to school policy.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Ability to work well with others in the school community.
Ability to serve as a professional ambassador and representative of the school

Minimum Qualifications
Education:  Bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.
Experience:  Two (2) years experience in school admissions, with direct and primary responsibility for managing relationships with prospective families OR equivalent in a sales, recruiting, or marketing role. 

Certifications and Training:
Valid Texas driver's license.
Must maintain compliance with the Diocese of Austin Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) policies throughout the employment period.
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCB ED.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.

Working Conditions

  • All employees of the school are engaged in ministry and closely tied to the Principal in the exercise of the Principal's ministry and obligations to the school.
  • The school is an at-will employer.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment with priorities and plans that may change rapidly.
  • Working on weekends, evenings, and some holidays may be required.
  • Will be exposed to religious ceremonies, conduct, and speech including Christian prayer and Catholic liturgical celebrations. Staff meetings and other functions may open and close with Christian prayer.
  • Will be required to adhere to established dress codes and conduct standards.
  • All buildings and vehicles owned by the school are tobacco-free.
  • May be required to use personal or school vehicles to drive to off-site locations.
  • Traveling within and outside the school to meetings and other events may be required, and travel may include overnight lodging.
  • Must maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to students, parents, colleagues, and administration.
  • Will be required to work in standard office and school conditions.
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