About The Enrollment Management Association Board

The Enrollment Management Association's board of trustees addresses its fiduciary and strategic duties led by the officers and the executive committee. The Association currently has four standing committees – finance, governance, member services, and emerging trends. The full board meets three times a year and has committees meetings via video-conference between board meetings. The board is dedicated to the Association's mission of providing unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families.

The Association's board of trustees has full authority over the affairs of a national member association. Specifically, the Board of Trustees oversees the administration of the Association, provides organizational support for executive leadership, ensures current and proposed programs and services align with the organization’s stated mission and purposes, exercises financial stewardship, approves annual budget, and sets strategic direction.

Candidate Criteria:

The Enrollment Management Association board of trustees seeks individuals able to commit the time and attention required to provide exceptional service. The board seeks a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and geographies. The proposed candidate selection criteria include the following:

  • Thought leadership in independent school admission
  • Willingness to engage in discussion focused on the strategic priorities identified by the board
  • Ability to assist The Enrollment Management Association in identifying creative solutions to the challenges faced by members of the independent school admission community
  • Prior nonprofit board experience
  • Prior executive leadership experience
  • Commitment to championing the values of The Enrollment Management Association
  • Technology expertise and innovation
  • Brand and marketing expertise
  • Testing and assessment expertise
  • Accounting/financial expertise
  • Professional development expertise
  • International boarding school expertise
  • Legal expertise

Board Selection FAQ

Important Board Meeting Dates:

Board Meetings 2017-18
February 1 - 3, 2018 Marina del Rey, CA
June 20 - 23, 2018 New York, NY
September 12, 2018 San Diego, CA

To apply for consideration as a member of the board of directors, please submit a current resume, letter of intent (optional), and LinkedIn profile URL (if applicable) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 15, 2017. You can expect to receive a response from us regarding the status of your application following the review and acceptance process, which will conclude at the end of January 2018.