Assistant/Associate Director of Arts Admissions

Alfred, NY
Full Time
Admissions/Alumni Hall
Mid Level
The arts enrollment counselor will support the Admissions Office and the School of Art & Design (NYSCC) + Performing Arts Division with all phases of the enrollment process at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Salary: Assistant $44,000-$45,000; Associate $58,500

Essential Functions:
  • Ability to work weekends, extended workdays, and/or overnight travel, as required
  • Strong commitment to working with college students from diverse backgrounds
  • Detail-oriented focus with the ability to take initiative, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks with little supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, particularly in matters relative to sensitive or confidential student records, personnel or organizational matters
  • Experience using Slate, and/or other higher education systems or software effectively
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced, student-centered environment
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills and be able to understand and use technology (e.g., Microsoft Office, social media and email)
  • A valid automobile driver's license is required with the ability to travel independently
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable/confident speaking in
    large/small groups and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Candidates must be goal oriented, able to work independently with limited supervision, able to work in a team setting
  • Flexibility to work on weekends, evenings, and overnight stays is required
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for supporting efforts in meeting established recruitment goals for the arts. Responsible for meeting established recruitment goals and providing analysis of the job ( e.g., statistical reports)
  • Assist students and families with all aspects of the enrollment process to the University (e.g., college selection process, application review, and financial aid). Communication with prospective students via telephone, email, text and written correspondence is expected
  • Collaborate with visit and events coordinator on arts specific events, tours, daily visits and virtual experiences for prospective students
  • Collaborate with Arts Marketing / Communications Coordinator on targeted social media, print publications, Deans and others' e-mail correspondences, and other touch points for prospective students
  • Perform recruitment travel. Responsibilities include attending college fairs, portfolio days, performing high school recruitment visits, and coordinating off-campus recruitment events
  • Process applications including portfolio reviews using SlideRoom and current portfolio software
    • This includes facilitating the review process with a Portfolio Review Committee made up of six faculty members, in collaboration with the Assistant bean of the School of Art & Design
  • Review and analyze data from CRM SLATE software to meet recruitment goals
  • Conduct interviews and group information sessions (on-and-off campus)
  • Attend and assist with recruitment events (e.g., open houses)
  • Stay current with Arts curriculum, course offerings, facilities updates, faculty status and work, visiting artists and exhibitions. Attend arts events and openings on and off campus is encouraged
  • Maintain membership status with National Portfolio Day Association and manage recruitment within N PDA events
  • Serve as a liaison to the School of Art & Design & Performing Arts Divisio
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for the School of Art & Design and Associate Dean of Performing Arts Division to maintain relationships with K-12 and NCECA. Continue to foster and develop partnerships with: NYSATA, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, NAEA, and others
  • Manage the awarding of art specific awards and scholarships. Including the Miller Portfolio Funds, per portfolio review process
  • Participate in training workshops, staff retreats, and professional conferences
  • Maintains a safe working environment within and around their facilities and associated equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment
  • Safety: Participate in safety training and comply with safety rules, regulations, and protocols
  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree BFA (visual arts) required, Master's Degree in higher education or arts or related field preferred
  • The successful candidate will have at least three years1 experience in a collegiate admissions office or two years of admissions and other appropriate professional educational experience; preferably an Arts background
Additional Knowledge/Skills:
  • A valid automobile driver's license is required with the ability to travel independently
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable/confident speaking in large/small groups and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Candidates must be goal oriented
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Able to work in a team setting
  • Able to understand and use technology (e.g., Microsoft Office, social media and email)
  • Flexibility to work on weekends, evenings, and overnight stays is required
About Alfred University:
Lighting the way for students since 1836. "We've always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836." 

Alfred University (AU) was founded on principles of social justice in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. The University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins. Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States as well as one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students. It has a long-standing history of educating socially conscious students who make a difference in their professions and their communities. 

Over the course of the twentieth century, Alfred University evolved into a complex institution offering a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling, and school psychology to its nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students that live, learn, and play on a 232-acre campus located in an idyllic, creative valley in Western New York. Today, Alfred University focuses on a professional education with an emphasis on APEX (applied and experiential learning program). To learn more, visit

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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