Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admission for Parsons School of Design, the Admission Counselor will represent the Parsons undergraduate programs as well as represent The New School undergraduate programs in a full range of recruitment activities, interviews, special events and related tasks on and off campus. To achieve enrollment goals, the successful individual will work closely with faculty, administrators, current and prospective students. This position will assist in all phases of the recruitment/admissions process.
Job Description ●Assist the Director of Admission with managing the admissions process for Parsons Undergraduate programs ●Represent Parsons as well as The New School Undergraduate Programs in a full range of recruitment activities and special events, both on- and off-campus ●Interview and counsel students on the undergraduate admission requirements, including portfolio reviews of student artwork for undergraduate admission ●Provide guidance to external constituents on the application process, portfolio review, and University programs through email, in-person contact, appointments, and information sessions ●Provide basic financial aid and scholarship information to prospective students and families ●Manage application file review for bachelor's degree applications ●Conduct information sessions for various constituents such as teachers, prospective students, and on or off campus visiting groups ●Serve as liaison to undergraduate faculty regarding application review, recruitment and outreach activities ●Manage a regional recruitment territory and develop relationships with key influencers ●Assist with social media, event planning, webinars, web content management, and communications plan ●Duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Admission
Bachelor's degree required, BFA preferred
Demonstrated computer knowledge/skills such as MS Office
Ability to interact well with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students
Strong communication and organizational skills
Excellent customer service skills
Valid driver's license
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
Some evenings and weekend hours required Work hours: General office hours 9am – 5pm, but also vary during admission season
BANNER, Slate experience
1-2 years of higher education professional experience
Art background or previous experience working in art/design field
Internal Number: 18907
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.