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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Highly motivated independent school administrator with demonstrated capabilities in enrollment management, financial aid allocation, team leadership. Committed to [educational philosophy].
Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in 1994
Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA
Student Reader, Wellesley College Board of Admissions.  Student Admission Committee Member, Wellesley College Board of Trustees.  Dormitory Resident Advisor.  Varsity Soccer Team
Professional Experience
Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management, 06/2014 to Current
Manhattan CollegeNew York, NY,

Lead staff of ten on three campuses. Realized record enrollment for each of the past six years.  Forecast enrollment to build annual operating budget.  Implement a net tuition revenue strategy and allocate $7.8 million in flexible tuition for Grades K-12.  Coordinate comprehensive retention plan across all divisions to combat attrition. Partner with marketing department on development of all enrollment related web, print and social media content. Serve on Administrative Council, advising Head of School on school-wide strategic initiatives, including expansion of school footprint in Northeast Ohio, multiple campus building projects, creation of an urban extension campus for service and experiential learning, celebration of the School’s Centennial, diversity and inclusion initiatives, overhaul of Upper School schedule, creation of Intensive course program, and implementation of a 1:1 tablet program. Sit on Board of Trustees Finance Committee.  Served on five-member Steering Committee for 2015 ISACS Accreditation Self-Study; chaired Community Section.  Additional work includes:

  • Birchwood Task Force: Evaluated viability of a merger with a local feeder school. In October 2016, assumed responsibility for all enrollment management efforts at Birchwood School of Hawken and oversee integration of database systems and application/re-enrollment timeframes. (2014-Present)
  • Gordon Square Task Force:  Participate in creation of new Early Childhood feeder school for Hawken’s two Lower/Middle School campuses, including demographic research, feasibility studies, marketing efforts and event planning.  (2015- Present)
  • Affordability Task Force: Collaborate with administrators and trustees regarding affordability issues such as pricing, expense containment, alternative revenue streams and disruptive business models. (2015-Present)
  • Honors Task Force:  Co-chaired group of faculty and administrators in assessment of Upper School honors and AP course offerings and policies, resulting in restructuring of departmental offerings. (2013)

Faculty, 11/2015 to Current
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Selected to develop inaugural professional development program for new admission directors at The Enrollment Management Association Annual Conference.  Created curriculum and served as faculty and mentor of participants for two day Admission Directors Institute. Presented on topics including marketing, pricing, and assessment of applicants. (2016-Present)
Enrollment Management Consultant, 08/2015 to 09/2015
Magnificat High School, ,
Conducted audit of Admission Office structure, process, and policies. Recommended action plan related to student recruitment, marketing, demographic research, and office staffing.

Director of Financial Aid, 07/2004 to 05/2008
Santa Catalina SchoolCity, STATE,
Supported families in completing financial aid applications.  Chaired Financial Aid Committee and awarded financial aid grants.  Reported to Head of School and Board of Trustees, identifying long-term goals and expansion of financial aid program. Updated Financial Aid Policy.  Compiled historical trend data and statistics.  Conferred with Director of Development on selection of named scholars.
Director of Admission, 1999 to 2003
Santa Catalina SchoolCity, STATE,
Supervised operations of Admission Office.  Oversaw applications and admission of all new students.  Hired, trained and managed admission officers and support staff.  Served as member of Administrative Leadership Team.  Implemented new office-wide computer database program.  Aided in redesign of new viewbook packet and generated admission-related content of school website.  Sat on Diversity and Technology Committees.  Redesigned Open House format.  Selected members of Parents’ Committee and facilitated its efforts on campus. Represented Santa Catalina at school fairs, middle school visits, on-campus events and regional admission gatherings.  Interviewed applicants and planned campus visits for families.  Reorganized and ran tour guide program of over 100 students.   Created tour guide training manual and managed head tour guides.
Associate Director of Admission, 01/1997 to 01/1999
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Assistant Director ofAdmission, 1995 to 1997
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Conference Presentations
  • Administrative Leadership Panel, ISEEN Conference, 2017
  • Comparative and Competitive Admissions Programs, SSATB Annual Conference, 2015
  • Expenses Beyond Tuition: Creating and Managing A Budget for Non-Tuition Costs, SSS Annual Conference, 2015
  • Utilizing Financial Aid as an Enrollment Management Strategy, SSS Annual Conference, 2014
  • A Net Tuition Revenue Case Study: Does it Really Work?, SSS Annual Conference, 2012
Personal/Additional Information
  • Alumnae Admission Representative (2003-2008) and Book Award Chair (2007-2008) for Monterey Bay Wellesley Club. Annual Giving Representative (1999-2004) and Special Gifts Chair (1997-1999) for Wellesley College Class of 1994.
  • Intermediate in French; introductory Spanish skills.  
  • Experience with Blackbaud and FileMaker Pro.
  • Enjoy hiking, running, and other outdoor activities.Vestry Member, St. Christopher’s by the River Church. Head of Education Committee. (2015-Present).

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Wellesley College
Job Titles Held:
  • Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management
  • Faculty
  • Enrollment Management Consultant
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Director of Admission
  • Associate Director of Admission
  • Assistant Director ofAdmission
  • Bachelor of Arts

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