Career Opportunities

Business and Operations Opening: Admissions Manager

School Mission Hills International School
Location 1 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen, PRC
Role Admissions Manager
Start Date 4 MAY 2015

School Description:

Mission Hills International School (MHIS) is planned as a co-educational and bi-lingual (Mandarin and English) school for students in Kindergarten to University entrance. The school will begin operation in September 2015. Our goal is to serve a growing number of Chinese nationals and expatriates in the Shenzhen region who have an interest in having their children attend a top-tier dual language internationally accredited school.

The Phase 1 plan is to open a Pre-School for 3 - 5 year olds in a spacious, modern and well-equipped stand-alone facility. In September 2017 we will open Phase 2, the new Lower School (Grades 1 - 6) and Upper School (Grades 7 - 12) with state-of-the-art-facilities located on property adjacent to the Pre-School, Mission Hills Centreville and the Mission Hills Resort.

Position Overview:

The Admissions Manager will take a lead role in the development and implementation of admissions guidelines, policies and procedures. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the MHIS Team from the establishment as the school embarks on its journey to build a pre-eminent international school.

Major Duties:

Admission Strategy

  • In consultation with the Head of School and Leadership Team, develop and oversee implementation of the MHIS Admissions strategy
  • Seek out and explore lead generating opportunities and cultivate relationships with community groups, businesses, placement agencies and 'key stakeholders.
  • Utilize data to anticipate trends in the educational sector and create a strategy to promote the school
  • Design, produce and distribute promotional and application materials

Facilitating Admission

  • Act as first point of contact by greeting visitors, answering the telephone, screening email messages, responding to inquiries and providing information to potential applicants.
  • Conduct regular tours of the Pre-School for applicants and family members
  • Meet with potential applicants and their families and guide and encourage them through the admissions process
  • Assess candidates in accordance with the criteria established and interview where appropriate
  • Extend offers of admission and invoice new registrants accordingly

Data Management

  • Review and process candidate files
  • Ensure efficient and meaningful data tracking (monthly and yearly) is undertaken to inform the admissions planning process (i.e. inquiries made, tours booked,applications received, offers extended, enrollment statistics)
  • Produce and maintain the MHIS Directory providing contact details of students and parents
  • Process students' withdrawal from school and provide attendance record, school letter, transcript where appropriate.
  • Perform other comparable duties as assigned, which are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job description.


  • Liaise with the respective Principal and teacher(s) and ensure that everything is prepared for a new student on their first day of school
  • Serve as an effective ambassador of MHIS while Interacting positively with parents and applicants and with Admissions team members and staff at the school

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in a related field
  • 3 years previous experience in a school setting
  • Ability to create and implement the Admissions Strategy
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of written/spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Demonstrated initiative and analytical,problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to lead, manage and evaluate a team
  • Good understanding of the Educational Admissions Structure in Guangdong Province (preferred)
  • 3 years or more, living & working experience in Guangdong province and Shenzhen city (preferred)

Application Procedure

Applications should be received by 30 October, 2014. The following application materials are required:

  • Letter of application (in English & Chinese)
  • A current CV (in English & Chinese) with photograph and the contact details of 3 professional referees (at least one from a supervisor at your current place of employment). References will only be contacted after an interview.
  • One-page statement of interest and goals related to the position (in English & Chinese)

Include all documents in a single PDF file and forward by email to:
John Jalsevac
Head of School,
Mission Hills International School

We thank all candidates for their applications: however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.