Outstanding candidates are committed to the goals of Canterbury School, have unquestioned character, and demonstrate the characteristics of professional excellence.

Canterbury School provides an excellent professional work climate with selective student enrollment, small class sizes, considerable faculty input into course and curriculum development, supportive parents, a friendly environment, and a strong commitment to professional growth and development.

Employee financial compensation is based on an annual salary. A flexible benefits program strives to meet individual employee needs. Compensation is based on comparison with median day school salaries as published by the National Association of Independent Schools.



Job Description

Canterbury School is looking for a Director of Enrollment Management.

Canterbury School is an independent, college preparatory day school with a vibrant educational community, founded in 1977, that serves 960 students from age 2 to Grade 12 on two campuses in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Attracting bright and motivated students from northeast Indiana, Canterbury offers a broad range of academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities. Students are regularly recognized for their excellence and achievement in each area, in a challenging and supportive educational environment that prioritizes character development in all of its programs.

Job Summary - Director of Enrollment Management

The Director of Enrollment Management has principal responsibility for achieving the school's long- and short-term enrollment goals; directing all aspects of school enrollment management, including school admissions and marketing; and analyzing the demographic and financial data that impacts those goals.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Director of Enrollment Management:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive strategic enrollment plan that is consistent with the school’s strategic goals and direction.
  • Manages and oversees the school's admissions and financial aid.
  • Designs, implements, and coordinates a comprehensive marketing and communications program to promote the benefits of a Canterbury School education.
  • Uses available resources to conduct research on internal and external factors that may impact the short- and long-term enrollment landscape of the school.
  • Advises the Head of School and Board of Trustees on those market trends.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Significant experience in the school setting in the fields of secondary or undergraduate admissions and revenue-based enrollment management.
  • Ability to analyze demographic trends and translate that knowledge into successful enrollment management programs and objectives.
  • Proficiency in managing/analyzing/presenting outcomes of large amounts of data, utilizing this information to make data-driven decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build consensus with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated success in process management and process improvement.
  • Excellent administrative, oral, and written communication and interpersonal skills.


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communication, education, or related field. Masters preferred.

Job Type: Full-time / Exempt

Attach Resume and Cover Letter to online application.


Digital Marketing/Communications Specialist, full-time, exempt

The Digital Marketing/Communications Specialist is responsible for: strategic and tactical aspects of engaging our internal and external audiences; constantly enhancing the visibility of the school through a variety of digital communication channels; and providing marketing/ communications support to a variety of departments and school constituencies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Digital Marketing / Communications Specialist supports and helps develop the school’s overall digital strategy through the execution and implementation of website and social media communications (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube).
  • Establish a strong web and social media presence to bolster brand awareness, creating visual content and visual brand elements to bring marketing / communications concepts to life.
  • Manage, create, and maintain all digital content (school website, social media pages, school newsletters, photos, video, bulk e-notifications) to support the marketing and communication needs and goals of various departments and constituencies.
  • Monitor and report out on data analytics trends and adjust strategy and tactics as appropriate, including Google Analytics, Facebook ads and insights and SEO/PPC.
  • Develop online forms and/or microsites for special events, camps, and enrichment programs as necessary.
  • Monitor, maintain, and enhance (as appropriate) the school’s overall digital footprint. * Design and create collateral materials for marketing and development purposes, including ads, newsletters, brochures, fliers, postcards, posters, direct mail, and other publications as needed (both digital and print).
  • Manage, create, and maintain content for the school website and other web-based programs such as School Dude Crisis Manager, Remind 101, and CampBrain.
  • Manage media relations, including creation and distribution of press releases and cultivation of relationships with local, state, and national media outlets.
  • Collaborate regularly with advertisers, graphic designers, printers, photographers, videographers, the school's website content management vendor, etc.
  • Manage the digital communications budget.

Qualifications and Skills


Bachelor degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field.


5+years of experience in a communications / marketing / public relations setting. Experience in a school setting a plus.


Successful candidate will be proficient in the following:

  • Writing and Editing
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Content and Ad Management
  • Website Management (editing, writing, creating new pages)
  • Layout and Graphic Design (for print and digital projects)
  • Video and Photography preferred
  • Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign, iMovie or Premiere Pro, PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Must be a good multi-tasker and project manager.

Job Type: Full-time / Immediate Opening

Attach Resume and Cover Letter to online application.

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER - posted 2/12/2018

Job Summary

Canterbury School, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is seeking a dynamic, joyful, creative and experienced Kindergarten Teacher who has a thorough understanding of child development to join our expert and dedicated faculty. The start date is August 2018. Our faculty and staff work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “promote the total development of each child in his or her intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.” Position reports to the Lower School Division Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Instruction and assessment for 16-18 Kindergarten students in all major curricular areas: beginning reading, phonics, beginning writing, handwriting, math, science and social studies.
  • Regular communication via newsletters, phone calls or emails with parents of Kindergarten students
  • Deep collaboration with Kindergarten grade level team members and other specialists

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or Bachelors in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Significant classroom teaching experience; 5 year minimum preferred
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
  • Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation, including written narrative reports
  • Knowledge about and experience with developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs of the primary early grades
  • Experience with early reading and mathematical instructional strategies
  • Experience in and commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and curricula
  • Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
  • Flexibility, tact and grace in talking with parents
  • Ability to integrate subject matter

To apply, submit the online form and include a cover letter and resume.

Application for Employment

If you would like to keep your resume on file, please fill out the online application and attach the Word or PDF documents. You may also mail the resume separately to:

Canterbury School
Business Office
3210 Smith Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Jerry Belcher

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