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Director of Admissions

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Art Academy of Cincinnati is currently seeking a Director of Admissions to support the college’s mission and vision in addition to overseeing the admissions office including, short-term and long-term planning of all recruiting efforts.


Essential duties:

  1. Represent the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its mission, serving as the face of the college to internal stakeholders, the greater tri-state community, and prospective families.
  2. Lead, train, and supervise the Art Academy’s Key Office of Admissions staff
    1. Keeping the team on track with their reporting
    2. Providing customer service, efficiency and educational training
    3. Ensuring the key admissions staff members are remaining on task to move students through the admission funnel
    4. Provide weekly communication that details tasks for the week, and reviews two-way feedback from the travel season
    5. Provide one-on-one mentoring for key team members in the areas of management, operations, and enrollment
    6. Write and deliver performance reviews for key admissions staff members tied to measurable goals
    7. Work with New Student Review Staff to ensure each student has completed the enrollment process
    8. Provide training for counselors to ensure accuracy representing the college and its programs
  3. Create recruitment strategy that drives enrollment while increasing talent and focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion
  4. Analyze and report current and historical admissions data
  5. Serve as the admissions liaison to the Retention Committee
  6. Direct the collection of data and utilization of admissions research and admissions impact reports to identify threats in the marketplace
  7. Develop competitive audit of all direct competitors and best-in-class colleges offering art and design
  8. Execute on the college’s recruitment plans, including all travel, outreach, and communication planning as guided by the Director of Admissions in cooperation with the Marketing Team
  9. Oversee path toward completion of the Enrollment Process
  10. Ensure that all policies and procedures are being followed in accordance with the Academic Catalog and NACAC’s Code of Ethics
  11. Oversee management of events such as open house, National Portfolio Day and the Shadow Program
  12. Manage institutional partnerships with NPDA, AICUO, AICAD
  13. Participate in travel when and where needed
  14. Work with the Ambassador program to train for events and tours
  15. Additional duties as assigned by the President


Minimum qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferably in organizational leadership,
  2. Minimum of five years Higher Education experience
  3. Minimum of three years of managerial experience
  4. Strong time management and attention to detail
  5. Willingness to collaborate
  6. Effective communication skills
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and ethical practices in higher education, with an emphasis on recruitment and enrollment policies
  8. Experience creating recruiting strategies with proven results
  9. Ability to analyze and interpret information



Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience in an AICAD setting
  2. Familiarity with an enrollment-based Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), preferably Campus Café.




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