General purpose: Functions as part of a team responsible for the promotion of graduate programming at the college and recruitment of qualified candidates in order to meet enrollment goals.
Position Summary: Supports the mission of the Office of Graduate Admission through the execution, documentation, research and analysis of recruitment events, travel and outreach. Contributes to initiatives to encourage, engage and promote graduate applicants with special attention to enrollment goals.
Major role functions: • Recruitment, Prospect follow-up • Outreach to prospective and current applicants • Promotion of graduate programming
Position responsibilities: • Execute 10-20 days of recruitment travel to National Portfolio Days, college fairs and information sessions • Represent MICA’s graduate community at on-campus programming, such as Graduate Open House and other visit days • Support Associate Director of Graduate Admission on major recruiting initiatives, including event planning and management • Assist in coordination of event promotion and inquiry communication • Serve as primary point of contact for prospective students contacting Office of Graduate Admission • Lead campus tours for prospective graduate students • Meet with prospective students to provide counseling and feedback on application choices, planning, procedures and scholarship/financial aid preparation • Maintain current and active knowledge base on graduate faculty and current students, as well as institutional and programmatic goals • Research peer graduate institutions to establish familiarity with competitor programming • Maintain accurate recruitment and communications records for contribution to office reporting • Maintain office hours in the Office of Graduate Admission for the purpose of meeting with prospective students and supporting the overall mission of the Office of Graduate Admission • Support graduate applicants through the SlideRoom application system • Assist in the coordination and execution of graduate admission faculty interviews with prospective students • Contribute to the design, creation and presentation of program- and discipline-specific multimedia presentations • Perform other related duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in visual arts • Strong interpersonal skills • Comfortable with public speaking and giving presentations • Good organizational skills, attention to detail • Ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software • Familiarity with Google Drive suite of applications • Ability to adapt and learn new software applications
Valued but not required skills and experience: • Bachelor's of Fine Arts or Masters of Fine Arts • Teaching/sales/marketing, or college admission experience
Conditions of Employment: • Candidate must successfully complete a full background check • Occasionally required to work evenings and weekends when mandated by the demands of the Admission process
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.