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Admissions Director

St. Joseph’s Academy seeks a seasoned professional for the position of Director of Admissions. In addition to preferred qualifications, candidates interested in this position must possess a history of direct experience in a similar position, a college degree, patience, a sense of humor and great follow-through.

Overview:
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet with student enrollment of 550 and 90 faculty and staff. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing young women to be “Values-Driven Leaders” and upholds the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”

Position Summary:
This position is responsible for the design, implementation and leadership of SJA’s admission program to achieve the School’s strategic enrollment goals, including developing and implementing a strategic enrollment plan (SEP) to attract, enroll and retain students who can enhance and benefit from SJA’s mission, based on the Board’s strategic vision statement.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. *Build an SEP that will support the financial sustainability of the Academy
  • *Establish and maintain relationships with key personnel from feeder schools, both private and public
  • *Oversee admission and attrition data, producing monthly reports and analysis for the President’s Council and for the Admission Committee
2. Marketing and Public Relations:
In conjunction with the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Admissions Director helps to market and message the School, including print and electronic marketing, and collaborates on creation of admission materials, mailings and publication.

3. Admissions Process:
Manages the Admission Council processes and operations, serves as the leader of the committee, and, in conjunction with the Admissions Council, approves all admission candidate decisions.
  • *Collaborates with the Leadership Team members and others representing academics, advancement, student life, college counseling, summer programs, and others to enhance the program of the School and to maintain the high quality of students applying to SJA
  • Oversees the Financial Aid program and policies through the Leadership Team and the Director of Finance, and approves all financial aid decisions for new and returning students in conjunction with the President
  • Develops and maintains a School Tour Program to include the faculty, students and parents
  • Travels to promote the School, including school visits, high school nights, high school fairs in the private sector, and professional conferences, regionally and nationally
  • Assists the Registrar’s office in managing student re-enrollment, including planning and implementation
  • Supervises the processing and orientation/support of transfer students and their families
4. Administrative:
  • Manages, supervises and evaluates the Office of Admission staff and budget
  • Oversee all admission office data, systems and records, ensuring confidentiality of all information and providing regular enrollment reports to the Leadership Team
  • Reviews admission policies, criteria, processes and requirements annually for adherence to legal, strategic, and academic expectations
  • Provides regular reports to the President and Board of Directors
  • Performs other duties assigned by the President related to the office or to life in a premiere college preparatory high school
5. Organizational:
  • Reports to the President
  • Oversees the work of all admission staff, evaluating performance and providing professional development opportunities and directs the work of the Admissions Council
  • Coordinates and oversees on-campus events related to recruitment and acceptance of new students
  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years of admission experience, preferably with an independent or religious school, a college or a university
  • Demonstrated success in developing and achieving strategic plans and goals to enhance enrollment
  • Significant knowledge of admission and financial aid practices in private school environment; strong knowledge of national admission metric, particularly with respect to private, college preparatory schools
  • Ability to identify and implement best practices for enrollment management; detail-oriented and data drive, yet understanding the nuances of decision making required in the position
  • Ability to maintain an extensive travel schedule and to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Ability to be an influential spokesperson with excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively market and communicate the values and mission of the School to both students and adults
  • Strong leadership experience to manage and motivate the admission team, work collaboratively with external offices, and to have a visible presence in the SJA community, forging relationships with faculty, staff, students, parents, alumnae and the community at large
  • High level of integrity, a strong work ethic and confidence; exhibit flexibility, listen effectively, considering different point of view and compromising when appropriate
Interested candidates can send your resume and cover letter to pwilliams@sja1840.org.

IT Help Desk Technician

Under the general direction, guidance and supervision of the Director of Technology, the IT Help Desk Technician’s role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving end user help requests. Problem resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing, monitoring and performing hardware repairs on student/faculty laptops. This includes ordering and monitoring part orders and ensuring repairs are completed and properly documented on a timely basis. The candidate will also assist with the development of end user training materials or documentation, as directed, and update and monitor pertinent documentation for Service Desk staff. The candidate will follow up with the appropriate person(s) involved on any open tickets or outstanding issues.

Candidates should meet the following minimum qualifications:
  • Associate’s degree in related field with two years experience in a help desk or systems administration environment or equivalent experience
  • Ability to discover and resolve hardware and software issues efficiently and accurately
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting skills of Microsoft products, such as operating systems and Office
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting skills of Google products, such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Gmail and Slides
  • Fundamental knowledge of LAN and WLAN switching technologies
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Ability to translate technical terms into non-technical language
In addition, the successful candidate will have:
  • Ability and willingness to undertake new responsibilities/tasks that enhances the effectiveness of the IT Department either by assignment or self awareness of current needs
  • A positive, open and generous attitude
  • Experience with Canvas administration or similar LMS
  • A passion for technology in education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast paced, high stress environment
  • A commitment to the work and mission of the school
  • Working knowledge and troubleshooting skills of Windows-based operating systems including but not limited to Windows 7 and above and well as Windows Server 2008 and above
  • Working knowledge of instructional technology such as Smartboards and web 2.0 tools
  • Ability to manage relationships (with students, parents, alumni, staff, and faculty) with integrity and discretion
Interested candidates should contact Mr. Travis Rogers by email at  or by phone at (314) 394-4841.

Sponsorship & Events Coordinator

Overview:
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing young women to be “Values-Driven Leaders” and upholds the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”

Position Summary:
The Sponsorship & Events Coordinator is responsible for seeking participation among various constituents and volunteers, primarily parents, to foster programs and special events that elevates connection and fundraising to support the mission and goals of the Academy. Reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is an integral part of the Advancement team.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications fundraising or related field
  • Three years or more experience in fundraising, special events, or marketing
  • Experience with individual donor solicitation is required
  • Shows the ability to respond to goals and benchmarks
  • Possess excellent written communication, interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Demonstrates ability to implement programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • Demonstrates strong event planning and organizational skills
  • Shows flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to achieve independent goals, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to meet Academy goals
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Available to work events that are held during the evenings or weekends as needed
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, Raiser’s Edge or fundraising software preferred
Interested candidates can send your resume and cover letter to rangeli@sja1840.org.

Overview

St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory school in Frontenac, Missouri sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet with a student enrollment of over 550 and 90 faculty and staff. Founded in 1840, the mission of the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world. St. Joseph’s Academy is committed to developing “Values-Driven Women Leaders” and promoting the school’s motto, “Not I, But We.”

St. Joseph’s Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals, consistent with federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity law. St. Joseph’s Academy will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment on the basis of physical or mental disability. The school will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job and unless doing so will result in any undue hardship on the school. These policies apply to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, transferring, discipline, reduction in force, termination, and access to benefits and training.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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