Admissions Coordinator, School of Fine Arts (Admissions Officer 2)
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
The School of Fine Arts (SFA) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month position of Admissions Coordinator (Admissions Officer 2). Under the direction of the Dean, the successful candidate will serve as a representative of the School of Fine Arts to prospective students, school counselors, and other relevant parties in support of new undergraduate enrollment initiatives, coordinating and implementing undergraduate admissions and recruitment initiatives for the School’s four academic departments (Art & Art History, Digital Media & Design, Dramatic Arts, and Music) in accordance with University and departmental policies. The successful candidate will track prospective student applications, generate reports, and interpret data that will inform the current and successive admissions and recruitment cycle. This position will also serve as a liaison between the School of Fine Arts and University Admissions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops and promotes undergraduate student recruitment and outreach efforts for UConn's School of Fine Arts. Actively participates in recruiting students through promotional activities such as personal contact with counselors, students individually and in groups, schedules visits to high school and college fairs, panel discussions, and presentations. Plans and executes all prospective student and admitted student events.
Assists departments with the audition, interview, and/or portfolio review process.
Evaluates and processes admissions applications in accordance with University policies, goals, and rules on the admissibility of undergraduate students. Specifically, interprets admission policies and responds to inquiries about academic programs, campus life, and requirements making appropriate referrals, as necessary.
Advises prospective applicants, parents, and counselors regarding admissions requirements, academic and athletic eligibility, program options, residency requirements, course and credit equivalencies, and alternative educational choices where appropriate.
Delivers individual marketing and recruiting strategies and special programs to meet enrollment goals, utilizing current market and demographic data and research techniques.
Develops programs to attract first-generation and diverse populations of students.
Works closely with the SFA Marketing Administrator to design and edit multi-media informational and promotional materials to support campus promotion and overall recruitment efforts.
Keeps informed regarding academic program requirements, enrollment restrictions, and other issues related to recruiting and admitting students.
Engages in extensive in-state travel and some out-of-state travel to recruit prospective students. Coordinate travel needs such as hotels, meals, and rentals in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Assists in maintaining and updating admissions records and compiling admissions reports as directed.
Serves as the primary contact for the School of Fine Arts and as a resource to prospective students, parents, guidance counselors, educators, and the University community.
Collaborates with the Student Services Unit to support events, programming, and Orientation programming that all work to support recruitment and retention efforts at SFA. Participates in the Summer Orientation program for newly admitted students.
Assists SFA academic departments with the administration of First-Year Talent scholarships.
Serves as a liaison between the SFA academic departments and the Office of Admissions.
Provides regular updates to the Dean and the four SFA academic department heads.
Ensures that admissions, scholarships, and recruitment programs for SFA are in collaboration with staff in the division of Enrollment Planning and Management.
Manage admissions budget and track expenditures; work with Dean's Office staff to develop annual admissions budget and participate in projection budget updates on a quarterly basis.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Three years of related experience in some area of student affairs, admissions, or similar.
Experience with utilizing technology in work responsibilities.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Desire to foster a diverse working and learning environment.
Demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability and willingness to travel and work irregular and flexible hours.
Familiarity with online computer information systems.
Bachelor’s degree in an arts field.
Knowledge of UConn programs, policies, and the specific uniqueness of the School of Fine Arts.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
Ability to initiate and evaluate recruitment programs and activities.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of student recruitment and retention issues.
Ability to plan and execute recruitment travel arrangements in accordance with University policy.
Experience with Concur.
This is a full-time, permanent position with extensive in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel, and requires flexible and irregular hours.?The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. The salary for this position is $54,734. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496890 to upload a resume and cover letter. Those candidates who are selected as finalists will be asked to provide contact information for three (3) professional references.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 28, 2022.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.