DIRECTOR of Student Recruitment/Family Engagement- Rowe Elementary & Middle School

Posted on: November 8, 2023 | |

Position:              Director of Student Recruitment + Family Engagement

Reports to:          Rowe Principal

Compensation:   Competitive Salary and Robust Benefits Package; dependent on experience

Location:             Chicago, IL

Northwestern University Settlement House, and ROWE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL is in search of a dedicated professional with an appreciation for its mission. Under direct supervision of the Rowe Principal, the Director is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Rowe student recruitment, and works closely with the school leadership team in order to integrate efforts, ensuring an effective approach to recruiting students. The Director is also responsible for family engagement for the school, which involves coordinating and organizing family events, as well as leading our BPAC committee and sitting on the Rowe School Leadership team.

Rowe is beginning the charter renewal process, and the Director will be an integral leader, key to the success of the future of the school.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

Effectively manage the recruitment and enrollment process
Enhance successful recruitment and outreach events in order to increase enrollment
Organize and participate in recruiting events
Represent the school to prospective students at recruiting events
Provide appropriate follow-up communication with prospective families/students regarding school inquiries
Design, implement, and execute recruitment and outreach strategies that will influence and increase enrollment
Ability to keep excellent records with attention to detail
Create/improve on current enrollment and registration processes
Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the Principal

Ideal Skills/Traits:

A passion for youth and Northwestern Settlement’s mission
Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills
Bilingual, English and Spanish preferred (written and oral)
A positive attitude and solutions-oriented mindset
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google products
Flexible, adpative, positive, able to work as part of a team in a quick paced environment


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in appropriate field of study
3 years proven years of experience in similar field
Experience working with multiple demands, schedules and work styles

Rowe Elementary/Middle School is a stand alone public charter school, with a K-5 campus, and a 6-8 campus. Both campuses are located in the West Town/Wicker Park area of Chicago.

Rowe is proud to be a part of the Northwestern University Settlement House, a dynamic and innovative leader in creating transformational opportunities for children and families, in order to disrupt generational poverty. All programs nurture, educate, and inspire so that families can take personal responsibility for their futures and attain self-sufficiency and reach aspirations. Alongside a rigorous curriculum, our school focuses on the SEL component of education in great detail, as well.

If you are looking for a fast paced, collaborative, and mission driven environment, Rowe could be for you!!!

Visit for more information on the Settlement, and to apply.

Reach out to Jason Smith, Principal, with any questions. (