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Manager Strategic Recruitment & Partnerships, Academy

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, Michigan
50,000 - 55,000 annual
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

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The Manager of Strategic Recruitment & Partnerships: Academy will play a pivotal role in both establishing and nurturing Interlochen Arts Academy partnerships with appropriate schools, organizations, and educational stakeholders, as well as work closely with prospective Academy students and families to ensure the best possible admission experience for our constituents.

Core responsibilities include management of application processes and student/family outreach for dedicated Academy student cohorts, and day to day management of Academy partner programs at Interlochen, including community based and non-profit organizations, partner schools, and more. This person will guide the recruitment, enrollment and onboarding of partner-specific students and assist in maintaining accurate enrollment reporting. Working closely with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leadership and Philanthropy, the Manager will help cultivate new partnership pipelines and steward partner organizations and their students and families through the enrollment process.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Student Recruitment:

  • Oversee Interlochen Arts Academy applications for dedicated student cohorts

  • Communicate with prospective students and families about Interlochen Arts Academy, and develop/maintain exceptional relationships with these families.

  • Work with the marketing team to envision and execute on appropriate collateral to assist with Academy recruitment efforts

  • Attend appropriate recruitment events, such as MidWest conference, with the goal of raising awareness around Arts Camp and Arts Academy

  • Collaborate with Academy-focused admissions colleagues for both onsite and offsite recruitment activities

  • Oversee the department-wide recruitment travel schedule by working with team members to assign, register, and book off-campus recruitment opportunities in advance of travel season

Identify and Establish Partnerships:

  • Research and identify potential partner schools and organizations that align with Interlochen’s mission and values.

  • Initiate and build strong relationships with educational institutions, counselors, and other relevant stakeholders.

Develop and Execute Partnership Strategies:

  • Create and implement comprehensive partnership strategies to increase the flow of qualified student candidates.

  • Collaborate with the admissions, marketing, and data analysis colleagues to ensure a seamless and efficient admissions process for referred students.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of partnership activities, including performance metrics, and generate regular reports for senior management.

  • Analyze data to assess the effectiveness of partnership initiatives and make data-driven recommendations for improvement.

Stay Informed and Collaborate:

  • Keep abreast of industry trends, educational policies, and changes in the educational landscape that may impact student recruitment.

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including admissions, marketing, and academic departments, to align partnership efforts with school goals.

Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, Marketing, or a related field

  • Proven experience in partnership management, educational sales, or related roles.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • A passion for education and a commitment to the mission of Interlochen

Application Materials Required:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


World-class educational and cultural opportunities converge on our glorious, 1,200-acre campus through Interlochen Arts Camp, our immersive and multidisciplinary summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists Interlochen students, and faculty, and  Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for continuing arts education and lifelong learning. Interlochen Online brings the Interlochen experience into the homes of emerging artists around the world, and Interlochen Public Radio broadcasts classical music, local news, and cultural programs far and wide.

Interlochen alumni from around the world lead vibrant, purposeful lives in the arts and beyond, having developed confidence and perspective within our diverse and inclusive community. The Interlochen experience equips young people with an enduring skill: the creative capacity to make a positive impact on their world.

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