Coordinator of Student Admissions

Published on 05/16/2024Glenwood Academy - Glenwood, IL
Full TimeFully on-site


Reports to the V.P. of  Academic Affairs.  Full time staff position in the Academic Department, with duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to the following:


  • Recruit prospective students and families.
  • Screen applicants and conduct interviews.
  • Write and present student and family social histories to the Admissions Committee.
  • Conduct tours of the school to attract students that support the Glenwood Academy mission statement.
  • Ensure comprehensive admissions process that prepares students and their families for enrollment in both an academic and a residential education setting.
  • Assist in developing and analyzing data to improve programs.
  • Develop recruitment and program marketing strategies to target key markets including churches, neighborhoods, schools, and organizations in consultation with the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Community outreach and liaison with schools, other providers, referral sources, and consumer groups.
  • Work with the Development Department to create appropriate admissions and marketing materials, ads, mailings, web pages, and publications that showcase the school to prospective students. 
  • Direct and facilitate the student selection process, which includes systematic and efficient handling of referrals, applications, communications, tours, interviews, arrangements for pre-admissions shadowing and securing proof of student grades and enrollment. Communicate final decisions to applicant’s parent(s).
  • Develop a professional and nurturing relationship during the admissions process with students and their family, along with facilitating the orientation process. 
  • Manage the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year with constant monitoring of attrition and retention.
  • Coordination of the Open House process at least twice per year to showcase the Glenwood Academy property, school, staff and students to prospective applicants and their families. 
  • Participation in Glenwood Academy’s various staff meetings, in-service workshops, and Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
  • Timely and professional documentation of activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services or related field.
  • Three years of experience and clear understanding of youth in academic and/or residential setting.
  • Experience with Child and Family interviewing.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and group presentations.
  • Experience with data collection and outcome measures/statistics, understanding of program development and evaluation, and demonstrate effective data analysis abilities.
  • Sensitivity to culture, social and economic diversities.
  • Requires well-developed written and oral communication and computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle required.
  • Employees of Glenwood Academy must be fully vaccinated against Covid.


  • Capacity and interest in working within a team model.
  • Knowledge of word processing and basic computer functions; intermediate to advanced level of computer skills required.
  • Knowledge of childhood trauma and prior experience working in settings with youth and families that have been exposed to trauma or experience traumatic stress preferred.
  • Knowledge of child and youth development, adolescent issues, positive youth development/strengths preferred.
  • Ability to self-structure and execute responsibilities efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to effectively communicate a positive message.
  • Ability to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • No history of child abuse or neglect.
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen.


This position meets the FLSA requirement for EXEMPT

About Glenwood Academy

Glenwood Academy eradicates poverty, injustice, and inequity through the power of residential education.

Glenwood Academy is a revolutionary private residential school that provides a supportive learning community for students grades 2-8, with a high school option at three local partner schools. Working hand-in-hand with parents and caregivers, the Glenwood experience builds the platform children need to be successful students and become outstanding citizens. We provide life-changing solutions for students who come from challenging solutions, and who have been impacted by poverty, violence, inadequate educational systems, as well as a lack of basic resources, such as food and shelter.

Glenwood Academy nurtures and educates good children from challenging situations by inspiring excellence, building character and strengthening community.  


Location500 w 187th st, Glenwood, IL 60425

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