The Staff Assistant/Admissions Counselor at Massachusetts College of Art & Design participates in the recruitment of new undergraduate students to MassArt. This activity includes high school visits, and representing MassArt at a variety of college night programs, college fairs, portfolio days, and other external events. Admissions Counselors represent all aspects of the college and its programs and policies when speaking to prospective students and families.
Summary of Duties
Serves as primary contact for prospective students and applicants. Provides portfolio reviews, interviews, and outreach to assigned areas. Documents contacts and provides follow-up as needed.
Schedules and conducts general information sessions and classroom presentations at high schools for prospective applicants and families, teachers and counselors, in groups or individually. Attends college fairs, portfolio days and recruitment events as directed.
Extensive travel throughout fall months with additional travel throughout the year. Maintains daily communication with the office during all recruitment trips.
Meets with individual prospects and applicants, by appointment or walk-in. Answers questions in writing, on the phone, or by email.
Assist with the day-to-day needs of the office by entering and updating applicant data, filing, receiving phone calls, maintaining contact with applicants, assisting with mail campaigns, and providing campus tours.
Establishes and maintains positive relationships with art educators and professionals.
Actively participates in staff meetings, training programs, and on campus events.
Provides general information about college programs in a very high volume environment.
Evaluates credentials submitted by Foundation and Transfer applicants to the college. Recommends admissions decisions and participates in decisions made by the undergraduate admissions committee. Also evaluaties transfer credits for admitted applicants.
Provides comprehensive schedule of recruitment activities and events including detailed travel itinerary and budget information. Provides updates and revisions as needed. Submits weekly travel and expense, high school visit and event reports.
Performs other related duties or special projects as assigned. Participates in college committees when assigned by the President, Dean, or other college official.
Serves as Admissions liaison to other college offices, including but not limited to Alumni Relations and Youth Programs.
Serves on College Governance Committees.
Performs other processes and tasks as required by the Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management and the Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
Promote the University's commitment to customer service by:
Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
Ensuring optimism service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public, independent institution that prepares artists, designers, and educators from diverse backgrounds to shape communities, economies, and cultures for the common good, and demonstrate our values by:
Pursuing a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.
Cultivating rigorous creative practices by observing, questioning, making and remaking.
Honoring courage, honesty, mutual respect, and self-expression.
Believing in the power of art and design to transform our world.
Please note that MassArt does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship for administrators, managers, technical staff, library staff or support staff. All offers of employment are based on appropriate U.S. work authorization.
MassArt currently does not provide reimbursement for travel.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check relative to prior criminal convictions and pending cases, as well as Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) checks relative to prior sexual offenses committed as an adult or juvenile will be conducted on the final candidate prior to an offer of employment. MassArt requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.
Bachelor's Degree with a solid background in Visual Arts.
Valid driver's license and passport are required.
Computer skills including word processing and database usage.
Must be able to lift and transport 20-25 lbs of materials over short distances, i.e. cartons of admissions materials.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Visual/Studio literacy - must be able to evaluate and critique portfolios and to knowledgeably discuss the college's programs and art education in general.
A commitment to the principles of art and design in higher education.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Well-developed interpersonal skills and attitudes. Able to communicate with a wide spectrum of individuals.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
High energy level. Must be able to work long hours and nights and weekends as required to meet the admissions goals of the college during peak periods.
Ability, interest, and willingness to travel extensively.
Ability to respond well to pressure. Adaptable to change.
Ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Previous Admissions experience preferred but not required.
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design
The five educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our respect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so. The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Bostons academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions. Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design...: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/