The Graduate Admissions Counselor is responsible for a wide variety of recruitment duties in support of the College’s Graduate recruitment plan. This position will provide information about CCS to inquiries, applicants, their families, college/university faculty and advisors, international visitors and various educational partners.
Position Accountabilities and Essential Functions
Act as the main point of contact for all graduate inquiries and applicants- emails, calls, presentations and meetings (in-person and virtual);
Represent CCS at college fairs, campus events, presentations and other recruitment events;
Counsel prospective graduate students in regard to academic programs, admissions requirements, housing, scholarships, procedures, and student life at CCS;
Conduct general portfolio reviews;
Serve as liaison between inquiries and applicants and CCS Graduate Studies Dean, program chairs and other institutional offices;
Assist with the operational management of CCS’s Graduate studies promotion and student recruitment activities;
Extensive travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to develop strong relationship with prospective and current applicants, college/university faculty and counselors;
Research and develop relationships with U.S. and international colleges and universities;
Maintain and process student application files from prospect to enrolled student;
Translate, evaluate and verify international transcripts/mark sheets, degree/diplomas and exam scores for graduate applicants;
Book and plan individual travel;
Assistant with development of communications, including social media posts, with Director of Graduate Admissions and Marketing team
Contribute feedback to recruitment forecasting and meeting overall institutional targets for graduate enrollment;
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher;
At least 2 years of experience working in higher education, preferable admissions or graduate recruitment;
Ability to travel domestically and overseas for extended periods of time;
Availability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends, as needed;
Background in art and design highly desirable;
Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, including a strong sensitivity to diverse student populations;
Self-motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a team;
Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills;
Ability to manage several simultaneous projects
Proficiency with the GoogleSuite, MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point required;
Experience with Social Media and communication platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, WeChat;
Knowledge of Target X or similar CRM is highly desired.
College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit institution; it is one of the leading art and design colleges in the world. CCS is ranked by LinkedIn as a top three design school in the US and the best in the Midwest, based on alumni success. CCS has state-of-the-art facilities to support the complete range of creative production, from traditional art forms such as painting, glassblowing, foundry, and printmaking, to the most contemporary systems, including the latest digital imaging technology and extensive rapid prototyping output tools. The College currently enrolls more than 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 13 majors: Advertising Design, Art Education, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft and Material Studies, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design, and Transportation Design. It also offers a Master's degrees in four majors: Color and Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking, and Transportation Design.