Associate Director, Events and on Campus

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Introduction

 

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

 

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program consistently ranking among the top four graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman.

Position Summary

 

SUPERVISES: On-Campus Counselor and Student Ambassadors (1 full-time staff; 50 student workers)

 

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for coordination and management of all on-and off-campus activities with prospective students and their families. Recruit, train and manage team of: On-campus Counselor, Student Ambassadors and Alumni Ambassadors and coordinate the staffing of all campus tours for prospective students. The Associate Director will travel to all areas as needed to assist in the recruitment and enrollment of students. The Associate Director will assist in the management of all aspects of the Admissions office as assigned by the Director.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the implementation of the undergraduate & graduate recruitment plan by managing on-campus activities.
  1. Interview, train and supervise: On-campus Counselor and Student Ambassador work force of 50 work-study employees.
  1. Develops and manages all (50+) on-campus and online recruitment events in relationship to applicants and admitted students.
  2. Manage on-going Admissions projects related but not limited to:
  • Online information sessions
  • Management of crowd raising
  • Management of Admissions Social Media accounts
  • Post event follow up
  1. Interviews, trains, supervises and assigns tasks to Alumni Ambassadors including assigning college fairs
  1. Develops and oversees execution of campus visit program including but not limited to all scheduled tours for prospective families and large groups
  1. Admissions point person for professional organizations such as National Portfolio Day Association
  1. Collaborate and work with Associate Director of Transfer Students and International Admission around on and off campus event planning and staffing needs and liaise with other departments as necessary.
  1. Counsels prospective and admitted students and parents about undergraduate admissions.
  1. Attend all Admission Office sponsored events as assigned.
  1. Maintain membership in professional organizations such as National Portfolio Day Association & CIVSA
  1.  Other duties as assigned.
  • Review admissions applications and portfolios
  • Inputting of merit scores
  • Work closely with operations around database management
  • Attend off campus recruitment events as needed
  • Serve as a primary contact person for other professionals seeking information about SAIC.

 

 

SUPERVISES: On-Campus Counselor and Student Ambassadors (1 full-time staff; 50 student workers)

 

BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for coordination and management of all on-and off-campus activities with prospective students and their families. Recruit, train and manage team of: On-campus Counselor, Student Ambassadors and Alumni Ambassadors and coordinate the staffing of all campus tours for prospective students. The Associate Director will travel to all areas as needed to assist in the recruitment and enrollment of students. The Associate Director will assist in the management of all aspects of the Admissions office as assigned by the Director.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the implementation of the undergraduate & graduate recruitment plan by managing on-campus activities.
  1. Interview, train and supervise: On-campus Counselor and Student Ambassador work force of 50 work-study employees.
  1. Develops and manages all (50+) on-campus and online recruitment events in relationship to applicants and admitted students.
  2. Manage on-going Admissions projects related but not limited to:
  • Online information sessions
  • Management of crowd raising
  • Management of Admissions Social Media accounts
  • Post event follow up
  1. Interviews, trains, supervises and assigns tasks to Alumni Ambassadors including assigning college fairs
  1. Develops and oversees execution of campus visit program including but not limited to all scheduled tours for prospective families and large groups
  1. Admissions point person for professional organizations such as National Portfolio Day Association
  1. Collaborate and work with Associate Director of Transfer Students and International Admission around on and off campus event planning and staffing needs and liaise with other departments as necessary.
  1. Counsels prospective and admitted students and parents about undergraduate admissions.
  1. Attend all Admission Office sponsored events as assigned.
  1. Maintain membership in professional organizations such as National Portfolio Day Association & CIVSA
  1.  Other duties as assigned.
  • Review admissions applications and portfolios
  • Inputting of merit scores
  • Work closely with operations around database management
  • Attend off campus recruitment events as needed
  • Serve as a primary contact person for other professionals seeking information about SAIC.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Must have Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent; MFA preferred
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Must have minimally three years of higher education and event management experience; admissions experience strongly preferred
  • Evening and weekend work, travel and valid driver’s license are also required

 

  • Must have Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent; MFA preferred
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Must have minimally three years of higher education and event management experience; admissions experience strongly preferred
  • Evening and weekend work, travel and valid driver’s license are also required

Benefits

 

We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package:

  • 5+ weeks of paid time off
  • Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
  • Tuition remission and Tuition Exchange Program
  • Great employee discounts
  • Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions

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We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package:

  • 5+ weeks of paid time off
  • Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
  • Tuition remission and Tuition Exchange Program
  • Great employee discounts
  • Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions

Want to stay abreast of the latest job openings at the Art Institute? 
Sign up for our Employment Opportunities E-announcements.

Application Time Out Warning

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago requires all applicants to complete an online application to be considered for employment. 60 minutes are allotted for applicants to complete the employment application. The application will automatically time out after 60 minutes. If you are unable to submit the completed application at this time, please choose the “Save for Later” option to avoid losing the information you have entered so far.

Closing Statement

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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