Responsible for managing the relationship between Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and prospective students by helping them make an informed college choice. Responsibilities include regional and national travel, high school visits and presentations, prospective student interviews, portfolio reviews, general and academic advising for the registration of new students, and participation in both on/off campus recruitment events. The Admissions Counselor is the primary point of contact between the college and potential students. The Admissions Counselor assists the college in achieving yearly enrollment goals.
Bachelor’s degree in visual arts or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
Required Work Experience:
Previous work experience that provided the experience necessary to meet the required skills and abilities outlined below.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license and dependable transportation.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Master’s degree in visual arts or related field of study from an accredited college or university. Working knowledge of Banner software. Work experience using a Customer Relationship Management platform such as SalesForce or other platform. Previous recruitment experience in a college or university setting. Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking)
Manage an assigned recruiting territory. Plan and manage the implementation of personal follow-up strategies with prospective students, applicants, educators, and other supporters. Plan and execute travel in Michigan and out-of-state to make classroom presentations, counseling office visits and attend other recruitment events as assigned. Represent the college at portfolio days, college fairs, college nights, and other recruitment activities as assigned. Conduct portfolio reviews and critiques. Attend appropriate college day/night programs and National Portfolio Days. Counsel students and their supporters through the decision-making process including admissions requirements and process, housing, scholarships and financial aid opportunities, and campus life. Plan and participate in all campus recruitment events. Provide campus tours. Perform extensive seasonal travel, including nights and weekends. Be available to work evenings and weekends for Admissions events. Use effective written correspondence and the associated tools to communicate with inquiries and applicants (social media platforms, email and CRM). Serve as the initial advising counselor, recommending and referring students to support resources as well as registering new students (FTAIC, Transfer and Readmits). Manage own recruitment expense reports and travel card per University policy and fiscal accountability. Maintain confidentiality of designated information in accordance with FERPA. Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to interact effectively in both counseling and public relations capacity with prospective students and the community. Ability to think critically and solve complex problems. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Organizational ability, high energy, and creative initiative. Knowledge of the offerings of the college and an understanding of the mission and vision of the college. Visual and verbal skills to evaluate student artwork/portfolios. Knowledge of Apple products and software, and experience working with database systems. Strong interpersonal skills including strong verbal and written communication skills required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations, and supporting an inclusive and equitable community. Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes extended travel.
Unofficial Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of degree as described in the Required Education section. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit 3 letters of reference.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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