The Fishburne Military School, a member of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, seeks a Director of Admissions to begin full time in December 2017.
The Director of Admissions is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the cadet recruiting and admissions process for FMS. This encompasses conducting a holistic marketing campaign to increase public awareness and solicit prospective cadets through engaging web site content development, Open Houses and mass mailings. The Director of Admissions also processes and manages all outside inquiries, establishes positive contact with prospects, organizing and conducting campus/school tours and processing all incoming applications in an expeditious manner to ensure they meet Fishburne’s high entry standards. Finally, the Director of Admissions is responsible for cadet registration activities, to include coordinating with families to ensure proper completion of all necessary paperwork, acting as a liaison to new families to facilitate registration and orienting new cadets and families on matriculation day.
The Director of Admissions supervises and directs the work of the Associate Directors of Admissions and the Director of Communications and works closely with the Business Manager in the completion of their duties. This position reports to the Superintendent of the School.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. The successful candidate will have strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills. The candidate should demonstrate a superior analytical acumen, a familiarity with desktop publishing and possess two to three years experience in promotions or marketing and exhibit excellent customer service skills. The candidate must be willing to wear a military uniform, work extended hours to include weekends and travel.
Turning Potential into Achievement Since 1879
The mission of Fishburne Military School is to provide each cadet with a sound academic foundation, a healthy mental and physical environment, and leadership training for a better understanding of the obligations of honor, citizenship, and self-discipline.
Since 1879, this guiding principle has been the foundation for all aspects of life at Fishburne.... From the time Professor Fishburne founded our military school for boys and continuing through present day, the faculty, staff and administration have worked to maintain the high ideals and traditional values necessary to provide our Corps of Cadets with quality instruction. We provide a caring, structured environment which promotes personal growth.
Our military boarding school for boys is located in the historic city of Waynesboro, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. With an enrollment of about 200 students in grades 7 through 12, we also offer non-boarding education to eligible local residents. Our Fishburne Military School cadets receive 24-hour school supervision and may earn weekend passes and leave upon request and consideration. Academic emphasis, an 8:1 student-teacher ratio and structure are all a part of what makes Fishburne Military School a fulfilling student life experience.
From the moment a Fishburne Cadet matriculates until the time he strides proudly across the graduation stage, the FMS Mission permeates every aspect of his experience. Academic achievement, athletic participation, attention to detail, time-management development, personal accomplishment and pride are the direct benefits of the Fishburne Mission.