JOB DUTIES: Provides visionary and strategic leadership in the College’s undergraduate and graduate admissions and recruitment efforts, in order to maintain and build upon current quantitative and qualitative goals and participate in the College’s enrollment management program, including its retention efforts. Works closely with the College Dean, Associate Dean, Departmental Chairs/Director, faculty and staff, the University Enrollment Planning and Management Offices—including but not limited to Financial Aid and Scholarships, Undergraduate Admissions, and Veteran’s Affairs—the Graduate College, and the International Programs Office in the development and administration of admission policies and procedures to recruit a diverse and inclusive student population and the management and coordination of admissions-related programs and : and the management and coordination of admissions-related programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree in Art, Communications, Dance, Music, Theater, Business/ Marketing, or a related field; minimum of two (2) year’s professional experience in recruitment, admissions, or academic services in an institution of higher education; excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills; demonstrated ability to build relationships both internal and external to the University; experience recruiting and interacting with a diverse and inclusive student population in a higher education setting; knowledge of current recruitment technology tools (i.e., web-based admissions programs, social media, word processing/ spreadsheet/database programs); experience with data analysis and interpretation; ability to work independently and to prioritize and complete multiple complex tasks with different timetables and deadlines; detail-oriented with ability to manage large quantities of information; evidence of commitment and ability to work collaboratively; driver’s license and valid passport; ability to travel, occasionally overnight, and work nights and weekends as needed.
DESIRED QULIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Art, Communications, Dance, Music, Theater, Business/Marketing, or a related field; minimum of five (5) years’ professional experience in a relevant higher education administrative setting, such as a college of fine arts or admissions with increasing administrative leadership and responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with the College Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs/Director, faculty/staff, the University Enrollment Planning and Management Offices, the Graduate College, and the International Programs Office to develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment plan using a variety of communication tools and outreach efforts to produce robust inquiry and applicant pools annually.
Works with the offices listed above and the University Marketing and Communications Office as necessary to ensure the greatest recruitment visibility for the College, creating and developing an admissions and recruitment marketing plan that utilizes a variety of communications tools and outreach efforts to produce robust inquiry and diverse, inclusive applicant pools annually (e.g., hard copy and electronic recruitment materials and efforts, including but not limited to e-mail campaigns, web and social media communications, brag sheets, brochures, audition posters, blogs, and web casts). Produces content for and maintains CCAC and departmental admissions and recruiting websites.
Manages all front-end admissions procedures, including coordinating prospective student visits, organizes and manages the scheduling of dance, music, and theater auditions and audition days, and coordinates specials events that serve recruitment (such as high school music ensembles, Open Houses, Press Day, etc.).
In support of the Associate Dean, Department Chairs/Director, and faculty/staff, participates in backend admissions procedures, including communication with University offices (i.e., Financial Aid and Scholarships, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate College, International Programs Office) and systematic/timely follow-up correspondence with prospective and admitted students in support of successful matriculation.
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates all pertinent data and information regarding prospective students (i.e., Crash Days, Open Houses, Career Fairs, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate College, Financial Aid, Conferences, school visitations) to appropriate departments via file sharing applications (e.g., Google drive, Dropbox).
Develops and maintains a broad understanding of CCAC’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs and University admissions processes. Advises and counsels prospective students about YSU admissions policies/procedures and programs of study within CCAC.
Serves as a visible member of the University in order to manage long-range applicant pools throughout potential students’ middle and high school careers, including representation of CCAC at campus-wide admissions events, College fairs, visits to current key partner high schools, and other appropriate related activities.
Assists the Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chairs/Director, and faculty/staff in assessing the effectiveness of current recruitment strategies and creates new systems to assist all stakeholders in enhancing and expanding local, regional, national, and international recruiting efforts.
Evaluates enrollment and persistence trends to better inform recruitment and retention plans. Develops strategies and measurable goals to increase enrollment, provides regular reports on the effectiveness of recruitment efforts and progression toward goals (e.g., detailing prospective student web and social media usage and hits, enrollment metrics).
Serves on the College’s strategic communications team and assists with developing content for advertising, printed materials, and web-based communications directed at prospective students.
Prepares and recommends the budget for the College’s admissions and retention activities.
Works in a diverse and inclusive higher education environment.
OTHER FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
REPORTS TO: Dean, CCAC
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSURES: None
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