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Senior Admissions Counselor- TX Regional

Columbus College of Art and Design
The Cedars, VA
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Senior Admissions Counselor-Texas Regional

Are you located in the metro Texas area? If so, then this position is for you! CCAD's Enrollment Management department is seeking a professional who enjoys fast-paced roles, can work independently with little supervision, is a critical thinker, and has the ability to multi-task to fill this role. This position is year-round and requires travel in the fall and spring as well as some evenings and weekends and preferably reside in either the metro Dallas or metro Austin Texas area. We are in search of someone who can collaborate and provide a wide range of high-quality services for our faculty, staff, and students. This role is crucial to keep our procedures and processes running smoothly in the Texas area.

We are dedicated to our mission of being an agile, trusted, strategic partner who delivers sustainable services and solutions that contribute to CCAD's success and we would love for you to join our team!


Columbus College of Art & Design is seeking a full-time Senior Admissions Counselor-(Texas Regional) under the supervision of the Director of Admissions this role is responsible for implementing recruitment strategies focused on undergraduate students in the state of Texas. The successful candidate represents CCAD and presents the college's academic programs to prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Senior Admissions Counselor will have a high level of autonomy and must be self-motivated and passionate. They must have the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic and educational levels and skills by using a variety of interpersonal strategies to interact appropriately in situations ranging from large meetings to individual appointments. This position is year-round and requires travel in the fall and spring as well as some evenings and weekends and preferably reside in either the metro Dallas or metro Austin Texas area. The Senior Admissions Counselor-(Texas Regional) must demonstrate a strong knowledge of the visual arts, and build grand awareness of CCAD in the Texas region and have a commitment to art and design based education.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
  • Represents CCAD at recruitment events on and off campus including National Portfolio Days, college days, and college fairs at high schools and community colleges.
  • Attend college fairs, high school visits and other recruitment events within assigned territory, which tentatively includes travel in the following states: TX, AZ, CO, CA, NV
  • Required travel to Columbus for annual training and major on campus recruitment events such as Admitted Students Day. Approximately twice per year.
  • Represents the quality and scope of an art and design education at CCAD to high school and community college art classes and guidance/career centers, prospective students, parents, and the general public.
  • Speaks publicly to groups on and off campus about CCADs academic programs, admissions requirements, tuition, and basic financial aid information.
  • Serves as the primary contact for prospective students. Counsels prospective students and families regarding the admissions process and the opportunities that the college presents.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with prospective students, art educators, high school counselors, and others as directed.
  • Contacts and follows up with all inquiries received through email, website requests, college fairs, school visits, phone, social media, etc.
  • Works to complete all assigned undergraduate admissions files from applicants in a timely manner. Track applicants from initial contact through acceptance to attendance in classes. This role's inquiry, applicant, admit, and deposited student pool may include students from states other than those listed in the territory above.
  • Sends all admissions-related correspondence to applicants in a timely manner and follows up with applicants to make sure all material has been received and understood.
  • Conducts campus tours for prospective students, visitors, and group tours.
  • Works with the CCAD Financial Aid Office to help assist with the awarding of scholarship funds and to explain financial aid processes.
  • Schedules visits to designated high schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations.
  • Plans travel details associated with implementing the recruitment program.
  • Evaluate admission applications and will join a team driven by clearly crafted enrollment goals.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of various Admissions-related events and activities.
  • Independently establish, operate, and maintain a safe and secure remote home-office space as directed.
  • Provide space for, and maintain, an inventory of all admission publications and other CCAD materials. Ensure all confidential documents are secured.
  • Oversee and responsibly administrate a regional operational budget as directed by the Director of Admissions.
  • Accountable for following all policies and protocols for the use and maintenance of CCAD issued technology.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • This is a remote position with the ideal candidate residing in the Dallas or Austin metro areas within the state of Texas.
  • A valid driver's license and exemplary driving record and must have reliable transportation.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to set priorities that accurately reflect the relative importance of duties.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently within a team.
  • Proactive, creative problem solving approach.
  • Position will require travel and varied working hours including some evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in typical productivity tools such as Google Workspace or Microsoft Office 365.

  • Bachelor's Degree required ;BFA in art, design, or related fields preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years' experience working in enrollment management, high school guidance/college counseling environment or related field.

  • The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries, pushes or pulls lightweight materials.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently drives to various locations.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • While performing the job duties, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

COMPENSATION: This position is full-time, exempt. Compensation is commensurate on experience and qualifications. CCAD offers a benefits package including: vacation time, additional paid time off while the college is closed during winter break, sick time accrual, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, campus parking, and free admission to the Columbus Museum of Art.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit to submit your application. When asked to upload application materials, please submit a resume/CV and a cover letter. If you are applying from any website other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process, or your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.

CCAD Vaccination & Booster Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination & booster requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination and booster shot (if eligible) as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated/up to date status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request a Request for Accommodation form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at
  • CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification..

About CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is The CCAD Way, one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our Core Values of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD's Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you'll find all the culture and amenities you'd expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state's political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the Columbus region is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city's numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you'll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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