Reports to -
Director of Admissions
Summary Statement-The Admissions Counselor is responsible for a wide range of
activities related to recruitment and enrollment of new undergraduate and pre-college
program students. This position serves as a first point of contact for
prospective students and their families, providing information and advisement
on the admissions process, financial aid, academic program and curriculum,
student services programs, and the general educational, residential and
extra-curricular environment at the college. The Admissions Counselor travels
extensively in the Fall; conducts presentations, reviews portfolios, provides
data entry, tracks, completes, and reviews applications in support of the
enrollment goals of the College. This position works collaboratively with the entire
admissions staff to provide strategic and operational direction around
territory and inquiry management and to meet and exceed the College's enrollment
goals.The Admissions Counselor reports to the Director of Admissions.
Areas and Description of Duties:
as a primary contact for high school art teachers, guidance counselors,
prospective students and their families relative to their interest in the
the College at a variety of on-and off-campus events including college fairs,
portfolio days, school visits and on-campus admission events.
and presents digital slideshow lectures to high school and community college
art departments to introduce the College to prospective students and further
strengthen art educator relationships.
local, regional and national travel (surface and air) is required including
weekends and evenings, particularly during the fall recruiting season.
and maintains assigned recruitment territories and itineraries.
communication of travel schedule with admissions office.
thorough record keeping and reporting of activities and expenses relating to
prospective students and evaluate application materials, including the
portfolio of visual art and academic credentials for the purpose of admission
to the College.
and utilizes basic database reports for management of recruitment pool.
and assists in the development of admissions programs and events.
in the processing of applications and conduct campus tours.
- Assists the Director of Admissions
with other projects as needed.
Skills & Abilities)
degree is required. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is preferred, especially one
from a regionally accredited, independent college of art.
admissions or art instruction experience considered a plus.
- Ability to do extensive regional
and national travel is necessary to promote the College, especially during the
months of September through December.
verbal and written skills are essential in this highly visible position.
public speaking skills.
to enrolling and retaining a diverse student body.
interpersonal skills, a commitment to quality teamwork.
at building rapport and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.
works well on both group and individual projects.
sense of humor.
Office and Administrative Skills:
have practical knowledge of Microsoft
Word and Excel, and basic computer literacy.
social networking experience.
management and experience considered a plus.
Complexity and Organization:
organizational skills and ability to accomplish multiple tasks, work under
pressure and meet deadlines.
to problem-solve and work effectively without direct supervision.
to work in an independent and proactive manner to meet goals and expectations.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
to lift heavy materials (50lb boxes).
to travel for extensive periods of time.
Special Notations or Conditions of
- Must possess a valid driver’s
license and clean driving record.
- Must be able to work additional
hours including weekends and evenings.
How To Apply:
Please submit a letter of interest and
current resume to the Human Resources department at
Montserrat College of Art,firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Admissions Counselor” Resumes
must be received by Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
January 30, 2019
About this Organization:
Montserrat is a young, dynamic professional college of art located on Boston's North Shore. We offer a 4-year BFA degree as well as Pre-College, Continuing Education, and Young Artists' programs.