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Director of Enrollment

New York, NY, USA

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Company Description

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing public schools that are increasing the academic achievement of historically under-resourced communities and preparing students for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 55 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We have achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.

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Position Overview

The Director of Enrollment owns and is responsible for crafting and leading the student recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategy for all Uncommon’s schools! The Director of Enrollment is accountable for running the annual enrollment cycle across all 6 regions and 54 schools where Uncommon operates, ensuring we hit 100% enrollment across all grades and schools.

This is a new position at Uncommon and is an exciting opportunity to revamp and build our recruitment and enrollment strategy from the ground up! The Director will be instrumental in crafting, developing, implementing, and monitoring the org-wide enrollment strategy. The ideal candidate is comfortable with building both the strategy and driving the execution, often simultaneously, and is passionate about taking on the challenges and opportunities inherent in founding a new organizational function.

The Director will be responsible for building out and leading enrollment teams for each region. Management includes, but is not limited, to reporting, training, accountability management, analyzing trends, sharing standard methodologies, and effectively rolling out new initiatives or modifications to existing practices.

This role report to the Chief Advisor, who sits on the Executive Team and leads external affairs. The Director of Enrollment will collaborate closely with others across the organization, especially the Director of Marketing and Communications who will lead the marketing strategy, our Managing Directors of Operations, who are responsible for school and regional operations and budgets, and Regional Senior Directors who lead all aspects of e external affairs in each region.


We are seeking a leader who has a deep understanding of what types of strategies and tactics are needed to accomplish our student enrollment goals and is motivated by data and results. You must be comfortable with ambiguity and able to creatively problem solve to accomplish our shared goals.

  • Lead Uncommon to achieve 100% enrollment in all schools on the first day of classes
  • Design, develop, refine, and execute on enrollment and relationship development strategy across the recruitment and enrollment season including pre-launch, application launch, lottery, orientation, registration, and the first day of school and ongoing throughout the school year
  • Analyze data to develop new strategies to overcome any enrollment challenges
  • Hire, onboard, develop, hold accountable and retain enrollment teams in every region
  • Own central data analysis for enrollment across Uncommon, including developing systems, and producing projections and weekly reports, and responding to ad-hoc requests
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Data Analytics, Operations, and other relevant teams to continue to refine and adapt Uncommon’s enrollment strategy
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to align the marketing and enrollment strategies throughout enrollment lifecycle
  • Work closely with regional and school leaders to ensure successful change management and implementation


Minimum Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience with emphasis in student recruitment, project management, relationship development, pipeline management and lifecycle programs.
  • 2+ years leading large teams, managing at least 3 reports
  • Highly developed staff management and leadership skills, with the ability to lead, develop, and manage multiple teams
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally
  • Entrepreneurial, growth mentality, comfortable with gray areas and a passion for building systems and structures from scratch
  • Experience designing, implementing and leading large scale projects
  • Experience in data analysis and process management
  • Strong dedication to Uncommon’s mission
  • Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading remote or geographically dispersed teams
  • Experience with CRM tools (Salesforce, Hubspot, etc.)
  • Understanding of K-12 landscape, ideally with charter schools
  • Familiarity with performance marketing and associated metrics

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

How to Apply: 

Please apply for the Director of Enrollment role using this link:


Organization Info

Uncommon Schools

New York, NY, USA
Annual Budget : 
1001-5000 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Uncommon Schools operates outstanding urban public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income communities to graduate from college.

Awards & Accolades: 
99% college acceptance among our high school graduates since 1997
95% of Uncommon high school seniors have taken at least one Advanced Placement class
Why Work For Us?: 

We are a team of mission-driven educators who are dedicated to preparing our students to succeed in college and beyond. We invest deeply in every professional, supporting your growth and achieving exceptional results for our students.

At Uncommon Schools, our team learns and grows every day alongside our students. All team members receive ongoing individualized coaching from their manager to develop, as well as regular formal professional development workshops. Read on for a small sample of the training and development that takes place throughout the year at Uncommon.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 24 2020
Active Until: 
Aug 24 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Uncommon Schools