The Director of Admissions reports to the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment and supervises Associate and Assistant Directors of Admissions and Admissions Counselors. The Director of Admissions manages all aspects of undergraduate recruitment and applicant review. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining a strategic recruitment plan; planning and managing travel and recruitment efforts: leading the Admissions Committee; conducting second reads on application files; and training and supervising undergraduate recruitment staff.
Summary of Duties
Hires, trains, and manages all undergraduate recruitment staff, including Admissions Counselors, Assistant Directors, and Associate Directors.
Collaborates with Dean of Admissions and Enrollment to develop Undergraduate recruitment plan and, along with the Associate Director of Admissions, builds recruitment calendars for individual recruitment staff; ensures that the goals of the recruitment plan are met; works with the Assistant Director of Visitor Experience to plan on-and-off-campus events.
Manages all aspects of Undergraduate application review - both first time freshmen and transfer students, to ensure files are reviewed in a timely manner -- conducts second reads on applications, leads Admissions Committee, builds and maintains digital file review processes in the admissions CRM.
Serves as point person for all readmission candidates.
Represents the Admissions Office on-and-off-campus at campus information sessions, Accepted Student Days, college fairs, National Portfolio Days, high schools, and regional and national conferences.
Serves as liaison to campus offices such as Housing, Student Financial Assistance, Bursar, International Education, and Registrar. Works closely with the Office of Student Financial Assistance regarding merit scholarships appeals; collaborates with the Registrar's Office regarding transfer credit policies and procedures.
Serves as on campus Governess Committees as assigned and represents MassArt by serving on external committees.
Performs other related duties as assigned (Search Committees, Governance Committee, projects, etc.).
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in an art/design related field.
A minimum of 5 years progressive experience in undergraduate admissions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Visual/Studio literacy - must be able to evaluate and critique portfolios and to knowledgeably discuss the college's programs and art education in general.
A commitment to the principles of art and design in higher education.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Well-developed interpersonal skills and attitudes.
Able to communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
High energy level. Must be able to work long hours and nights and weekends as required to meet the admissions goals of the college during peak periods.
Ability, interest, and willingness to travel extensively.
Ability to respond well to pressure. Adaptable to change.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Ability and willingness to participate in personnel decisions and manage staff of Associate/Assistant Directors and Admissions Counselors.
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/