The Admission Counselor is a dynamic and enthusiastic professional who will work independently and in a team environment to recruit highly qualified students into the performing arts programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Admission Counselor will be a music specialist while also representing the myriad educational offerings at The New School to students and families, faculty and influencer networks
This position requires extensive travel throughout the United States, and some international travel as planned. The incumbent must be flexible to work weekends and evenings during high travel and other high volume admission times.
Responsibilities Interview students, conduct group information sessions, and travel throughout the United States to represent The New School at high schools, community colleges, college fairs, public and service organizations, and performing arts festivals Speak publicly to individuals and groups during events and meetings on- and off-campus Develop and maintain close working relationships with key secondary school constituents Review admission applications and credentials to determine eligibility for admission Assist in the planning and execution of all on-campus recruitment and audition events for the College of Performing Arts Field incoming communications (telephone calls and emails) from prospective students, parents, and college counselors interested in knowing or receiving information about the details of academic programs and community at The New School Make outgoing communications (telephone calls, emails and social media posts) to prospective students, parents and college counselors Maintain a strong understanding and accurate account of information about the academic programs and The New School community Assist in the development, maintenance and execution of the department's communication plan to prospective and admitted students Initiate unsolicited leads and generate new business when appropriate Facilitate the enhancement and maintenance of the admission social media plan that is designed to engage prospective students, their families, and others who desire a relationship with performing arts at The New School Provide basic information and routine advice, guidance and assistance to prospective and current students using established procedures and policies on available programs and eligibility requirements, including the application of policies, procedures and documentation regarding the admissions process Serve as a liaison between the student and the community of The New School; and assist in the completion of necessary enrollment forms Data entry and management of data as needed, such as executing reports to assess effectiveness of admission policies and procedures Be knowledgeable about financial aid processes Stay current on industry trends and best practices of the profession of college admission counseling Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree required, coursework or major in music preferred Outstanding interpersonal skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Sincere interest in working with diverse populations Valid driver's license and passport Facility with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with CRM or databases a plus
Internal Number: 16927
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.