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The Admission Counselor for the College of Performing Arts reports to the Director of Admission for COPA. The incumbent is a dynamic and enthusiastic professional who will work independently and in a team environment to recruit highly qualified students into the performing arts programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Admission Counselor will be a dramatic arts specialist while also representing the myriad educational offerings at The New School to students and families, faculty and influencer networks.Â
This position requires extensive travel throughout the United States, and some international travel as planned. The incumbent must be flexible to work weekends and evenings during high travel and other high volume admission times.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.Â
Interview students, conduct group information sessions, and travel throughout the United States to represent The New SchoolÂ at high schools, community colleges, college fairs, public and service organizations, and performing arts festivals
Speak publicly to individuals and groups during events and meetings on- and off-campus
Serve as liaison with Drama faculty and administration on behalf of Enrollment to ensure ongoing and productive collaboration on events, application/audition review, and yield/retention efforts.
Review admission applications and credentials to determine eligibility for admission
Assist in the planning and execution of all on-campus recruitment and audition events for the College of Performing Arts, and collaborate with the Director to innovate and increase engagement for the School of Drama specifically
Field incoming communications (telephone calls and emails) from prospective students, parents, and college counselors interested in knowing or receiving information about the details of academic programs and community at The New School
Make outgoing communications (telephone calls, emails and social media posts) to prospective students, parents and college counselors
Maintain a strong understanding and accurate account of information about the academic programs and The New School community
Assist in the development, maintenance and execution of the departmentâ™s communication plan to prospective and admitted students
Initiate unsolicited leads and generate new business when appropriate
Facilitate the enhancement and maintenance of the admission social media plan that is designed to engage prospective students, their families, and others who desire a relationship with performing arts at The New School
Provide basic information and routine advice, guidance and assistance to prospective and current students using established procedures and policies on available programs and eligibility requirements, including the application of policies, procedures and documentation regarding the admissions process
Serve as a liaison between the student and the community of The New School; and assist in the completion of necessary enrollment forms
Data entry and management of data as needed, such as executing reports to assess effectiveness of admission policies and proceduresÂ
Maintain general knowledge on financial aid processes
Stay current on industry trends and best practices of the profession of college admission counseling, and trends in the entertainment/performing arts industries
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sincere interest in working with diverse populations
Valid driverâ™s license and passport
Facility with Google and Microsoft Office Suites
Ability to adhere to University Covid-19 Policy
Coursework or major in music strongly preferred
Experience with CRM or databasesÂ
Hybrid/Remote - Employees hired for this position primarily work remotely with the on-campus presence as needed, withadvanced notice. Employees in this role will also be expected to use their best judgment to be on campus when necessary in order to best fulfill the responsibilities of their job descriptions.Â
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.