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The School of Music is complex with a large faculty, aggressive recruitment activities, and numerous events requiring interaction with the external community. The School of Music operates not only as an academic department, screening applications of more than 200 students annually, but also as a performing arts production organization generating more than 250 performances annually. As such the School serves as one of the most visible public relations units of the University. The person in this position must respond to all levels of these diverse activities and relationships. This person is the main contact person for a prospective student entering NIU as music major.
The primary role for the Admissions Counselor is to oversee music admissions, design, coordinate and implement recruiting plans. This person will also coordinate recruiting fairs, prepare orientation materials, and handle public relations/alumni outreach in coordination with the CVPA Director of Marketing and Communication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include, but not are limited to the following:
Responsible for music specific recruiting campaigns in the CRM system (SLATE), manages application review and status in PeopleSoft/OnBase and serves as the liaison to the Associate Director of CRM.
Responsible for coordinating auditions for the School of Music in regard to scheduling, preparation, assisting faculty and prospective students and their families, and making final admissions decisions.
Coordinates student and family visits to the School of Music.
Responsible for coordinating and attending recruiting fairs, which include Midwest Clinic, Illinois Music Educators Conference, and others. Assists in preparation of all materials for these fairs and coordinates and hosts the annual alumni reception with the IMEC convention.
Responsible for local high school visits throughout the year as requested.
Prepares orientation materials, and digital toolkits for NIU's summer orientation of new undergraduate students
In consultation with the CVPA Director of Marketing and Communication, manages the content of the School of Music website, verifies Web 2.0 alignment, maintains School of Music social media sites with concert listings, faculty, current student, and alumni news.
Specialty Factors (Civil Service):
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service):
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS):
Bachelor's degree in Music.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; offers a robust benefits package
Applications received after May 15, 2023 are welcomed, and will be considered as needed.
EEO Statement Summary:
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu 815-753-5560
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