Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for an Associate Director of Admissions position. The Associate Director is an administrative, recruitment position reporting to the VP for Student Services.
Responsibilities include: Representing VCFA to prospective students and organizations, and working to engage, communicate with, and manage inquiries into VCFA graduate arts programs. The Associate Director facilitates prospective students through the application process. The AD exhibits superior customer service and sales skills, and professionalism throughout daily interactions and communications with prospective students including phone calls, emails, conference calls, information sessions, residency visits, and open house. The AD creates and implements recruitment strategies to reach prospective students through events, referrals, online communications, and outreach as appropriate. The Associate Director must demonstrate an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with admissions team members, faculty, students, alumnx, administrators and staff.
Successful candidates will have:
Demonstrated aptitude for exceptional customer service and sales work
Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in higher education, admissions, or sales
An appreciation for, interest in, and curiosity about the arts and arts education
Strong written and verbal communication abilities, organizational skills, and a capacity for self-starting and working independently
Ability to perform complex or technical office practices and procedures; record keeping practices
Strong technology orientation; experience with Google Apps, MS Office Suite, social media as well as the ability to learn and effectively use database systems
Ability to engage in thoughtful and high-volume email exchange, phone calls, as well as online events and other virtual engagement
The position may include limited travel during the year
Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our programs, distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy.
For full consideration, submit application by November 11, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.
VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias. At VCFA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values and woven into the fabric of our culture. VCFA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and perspectives; values people and the differences that they bring to the organization; and creates an environment in which all staff members feel respected personally and professionally and have opportunities in which to thrive.