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Director of Music Recruitment and Enrollment, School of Music

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Music is in search of a Director of Recruitment and Enrollment. This is an exciting opportunity for an academic recruitment professional with a passion for music. This position will be responsible for recruiting and enrolling highly qualified undergraduate and graduate level students to the School of Music, both nationally and internationally.

Core responsibilities include:
  • Managing the coordination of admission publicity/recruitment materials and advertising in collaboration with the Associate Director of Music Admission and Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Planning national and international recruitment efforts
  • Organizing and leading off-campus auditions and recruitment trips
  • Managing campus and virtual visits for prospective students and their families
  • Interviewing and speaking to groups of prospective students
  • Planning and supervising audition day activities at the School, nationally and virtually, and assigning dates with applicants and the School of Music faculty, staff and students
  • Developing strategic recruitment strategies and maintaining admission data
  • Working closely with the Office of Undergraduate Admission on the processing and admitting of undergraduate students
  • Managing admission communications and records, including transcripts, standardized tests, and language test scores
  • Working with the Office of International Education on the processing of international students' documentation
  • Participating in admission and scholarship decisions
  • Managing graduate assistantship assignments and graduate orientation
  • Supervising graduate assistants, music admission ambassadors (tour guides) and one part-time professional staff member
You must demonstrate:
  • An ability to pay close attention to detail, and to keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records.
  • Strong communication skills
  • An ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • An ability to meet deadlines; work under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the School of Music. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural intelligence are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of admissions experience required; experience in a conservatory or college music setting preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of music preferred
  • Successful Background Check
  • Act 153 child protection clearances
  • Domestic Travel will be required
Additional Information:
  • Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000
Interested in this opportunity? Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Those granted an exemption must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. The most up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 mitigation requirements can be found here: Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus .


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Admissions and Financial Aid

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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