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General purpose: The Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission oversees the Office of Undergraduate Admission, comprised of First-Year, Transfer, International Admission teams, and the Admissions Operations and Communications teams, to ensure MICAâs enrollment objectives are fulfilled.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead the Office of Undergraduate Admission including management of all related functions
Work closely with Associate VP of Undergraduate Admission and Enrollment Marketing and VP of Admission and Financial Aid to plan, develop, and execute comprehensive recruitment, admission, and enrollment communications strategies in alignment with MICA's strategic plan to meet enrollment objectives, academic program priorities, and financial targets across MICA programs
Analyze data from all sources to identify, evaluate, implement, and adapt recruitment strategies, and to maintain and track metrics associated with student interest and recruiting performance
Lead recruitment and admission functions, including first-year, transfer, and international; directly supervise, assess, and develop the capacity of each area to ensure best practice, professional development, and optimization of recruitment and admission functions to meet MICAâs enrollment objectives
Lead admission operations and functions, including Slate CRM and communications development, admissions systems, reporting and analytics, and daily operations; assess, and develop the capacity to ensure best practice, professional development, and optimization of technological resources to support recruitment and admission
Oversee the maintenance of communications and messaging, including writing and updating web content, communication campaigns, and routine letters; in collaboration with Associate VP, develop and modify communication strategies
Represent the office of admission and MICA at events and campus meetings, including online and on-campus recruitment and yield events, and other engagements
Maintain strong relationships with partner offices, such as Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, Strategic Communications, Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, and others
Maintain strong relationships with external partners, such as Baltimore community-based organizations, NPDA, AICAD, and professional admissions organizations
Oversee undergraduate admission budgets
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of best practices in undergraduate admissions and recruiting
Knowledge of Mac OSX, MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and social media platforms
Familiarity with Admission CRM platforms and admissions operations processes and systems
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Excellent management abilities and the judgment and confidence to successfully make and implement decisions
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals
Comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations
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Education: Bachelorâs degree in a related field
8-10+ years of increasingly responsible experience in academic administration/admissions programs
Proven leadership ability and skillsÂ
Masterâs degree in an arts-related field
3 years of experience in a management position or a professional administrative position
Reporting to this position: Â Â
Associate Director of First Year Admission
Associate Director of Transfer Admission & Special Events
Associate Director of International Admission
Associate Director of Admission Operations and Communications
Conditions of Employment:
Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
This position requires the incumbent to work some evening and/or weekends. Some travel may also be necessary.
Work Schedule: M-F, may require evening and weekend work when mandated by the demands of the admission process.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1436
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.