Employment Opportunities

The Bryn Mawr School values a diverse workplace. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin, or disability in administration of its hiring, educational, and admissions policies.

Director of Enrollment Management

The Bryn Mawr School seeks an experienced admission professional for the position of Director of Enrollment Management. The director exercises strategic thinking, leadership and creativity to develop and implement, in collaboration with other key administrators, a strategic enrollment plan for the School with the goal of maintaining capacity enrollment of qualified students. This is a high impact senior-level position that will help shape the quality of the student body at The Bryn Mawr School.

The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for oversight of enrollment of all three divisions with a particular emphasis on overseeing the day to day operation of the admission office, which includes the recruitment, evaluation, selection and enrollment of approximately 100+ new students annually and administering $3.6+ million in financial aid. The strongest candidates for this position will have significant experience in an admission setting, and a consistent track record of thinking creatively and strategically about the enrollment process.

Reporting to the Headmistress, the Director of Enrollment Management will provide leadership for the entire pipeline of enrollment planning and management. The director will have primary responsibility for developing and implementing comprehensive strategic enrollment management plans and for developing recruitment, admissions and retention initiatives.

This critically important 12-month administrative position will manage a staff of four.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership for the process of attracting, enrolling and retaining girls at Bryn Mawr.
  • Formulate annual and multi-year enrollment projections, and associated financial aid/ scholarship funding required to support these projections.
  • Establish annual admission goals, in accordance with the School’s mission, based on enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees.
  • Understand and inform the faculty, staff and community about research and trends in admission, ensuring changes and challenges are anticipated, understood, and addressed.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications and Strategic Institutional Marketing to manage the marketing efforts of the School and to develop a brand identity and consistent message for the School through work on the production of admissions-related publications and materials.
  • Formulate an annual Admission and Enrollment Action Plan with goals and objectives.
  • In partnership with the Financial Aid Committee, oversee the implementation of a significant (and growing) financial aid budget approaching $3.6 million per annum.
  • Maintain statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Present statistical and trend information to senior administrative staff, Board of Trustees, and faculty as necessary.
  • Develop and refine information management systems to track and analyze admissions and evolving demographic data in alignment with wider school information management goals.
  • Oversee the admission of new students to the School including handling applications, interviewing with candidates/parents; admissions testing; and communicating final decisions.
  • Oversee all on-campus visitation programs including interviews, open houses, receptions, etc.
  • Manage a volunteer network of parents, alumnae, students and administrators.
  • Represent the admission office and School at events, on and off campus.
  • Manage the admission budget.
  • Engage with and serve as a liaison for the Board of Trustees, when appropriate.

Key Qualifications:

  • Experienced. A minimum of five years of senior-level administrative experience, with demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategies for the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified student body; thorough knowledge of enrollment management and a demonstrated record of providing leadership and results in achieving enrollment goals. Some experience working with international students is a plus. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred).
  • Enthusiastic Leader. The ability to be a supportive manager to a hard working and experienced team, while also fostering evolution and change as required. A high energy, mature leader with the ability to serve as a unifying force.
  • Poised, Confident Relationship Builder. Charismatic and excited by the opportunity to meet many people, all the time, with entirely different backgrounds and experiences, and able to tell the School’s story with authenticity and exuberance. Strong interpersonal skills are imperative. Outstanding oral and written communication skills a must.
  • Collaborative. Able to lead the admission team by example while also building alliances around campus with colleagues with whom the admissions office is inextricably linked, including the administration and faculty of the School’s academic divisions, as well as departments such as finance, operations, communications, and development.
  • Understanding of the Marketplace. As independent schools evolve as part of a far wider disruption occurring within education, the Director of Enrollment Management is expected to develop an understanding of the local and national trends that can affect enrollment and respond accordingly.
  • Strategic and Visionary. Capable of anticipating trends and planning programs and outreach to help lead the institution ahead of those trends. Demonstrated strategic thinking, planning and implementation. Ability to position enrollment discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Analytical. Adept with the collection and interpretation of data as a key driver for an evolving admissions strategy. Must have knowledge of technological tools used to expedite and analyze the enrollment process.
  • Mission-Driven. A steadfast commitment to the values of an all-girls’ education and a positive regard for young people is absolutely essential.

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter to sbristow@thefinneysearchgroup.com by April 4, 2014.

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Wilgis Teaching Fellowship Program

The Bryn Mawr School, an independent, college-preparatory school in Baltimore for girls grades K – 12, consistently recognized for its outstanding teaching by its excellent faculty, seeks applicants new to teaching for a year-long teaching fellowship program.  Well-qualified and motivated college graduates who possess a passion for working with girls, strong communication skills, expertise in a subject or method area are encouraged to apply.

The program offers a candidate training in education as well as first-hand experience in a highly supportive environment that includes mentoring from a master teacher.  Fellows teach a reduced load but engage fully in the life of the school as integral and active members of the faculty through participation in athletics, arts, clubs, and community service.

Bryn Mawr is committed to mentoring young teaching candidates by supporting them in experiencing the delights and demands of both teaching and learning.   Through observation, practice, and study the fellow is introduced to teaching while exploring the wide range of opportunities a career in independent education can offer.  Fellows will learn to teach by teaching in a setting where education is both a profession and a passion.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To explore the world of teaching and teachers at Bryn Mawr, send a letter of interest, resume and reference information to resumes@brynmawrschool.org  Please enter “Teaching Fellowship” in the subject line.

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Coaching Opportunities

The following coaching positions are open for the 2013-14 school year.

If you have interest please apply by emailing Wendy Kridel at kridelw@brynmawrschool.org 

  • There are currently no positions available.

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Fall Visiting Days

What is a Fall Visiting Day?
Bryn Mawr’s Fall Visiting Days are a great opportunity for you to see Bryn Mawr during a real school day and to meet and speak with the director of the academic division to which your daughter will apply. Register Now!