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Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Jan 25, 2023
Feb 02, 2023
Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Ithaca College invites well-qualified candidates to apply for the new role of Associate Director of Admissions for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. One of the nations' top performing arts schools. Direct and coordinate operational activities in support of Music, Theatre, and Dance admission with a focus on Theatre and Dance admission and preparatory programs. Participate in extensive recruitment efforts, manage the online audition and application processes, oversee the pre-screening process, and coordinate and direct the audition and interview sessions. Provide exceptional service to prospective families and their students throughout the application process. *Supervision** *Report to the Dean of Music Theatre & Dance
*Essential Duties*

* Work with the Deans Office in managing a student-centered admission process within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Implement admission policies, procedures, and practices to attract a diverse and inclusive student body. Maintain awareness of national college and theatre and dance admission guidelines, ethics, and practices and assist in disseminating information to faculty.
* Work with the Director of Admissions and the Dean’s Office to build and execute the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance communication plan through strategy development, messaging, and audience identification. Generate, edit, publish, and share content and set up and optimize School pages on the College website pages dedicated to admissions and within selected platforms to increase the visibility of School content. Work with students and staff to create and moderate content and develop promotional materials.
* Coordinate and participate in extensive national recruitment programs and represent the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at high schools, college fairs, conferences, and summer camps; develop and maintain relationships with influencers regionally and nationally.
* Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative, and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
* Manage the online theatre and dance admissions application system and provide support to applicants and faculty. Maintain the online application, make yearly updates, and troubleshoot as needed.
* Coordinate arrangements dealing with student auditions both on and off campus to include receiving applications, selecting calendar dates and sites, projecting costs, notifying participating faculty, making travel arrangements for personnel, equipment, and materials; handle correspondence and calls to prospective student and parents; supervise audition procedures and video record auditions for faculty review. Supervise and assist in organizing on-campus audition days to include, auditions with faculty, and information sessions. Serve as event organizer, emcee, and point of contact to all those participating.
* Manage the pre-screening audition process to include contacting applicants who are required to submit pre-screening auditions to ensure all required application materials have been submitted. Ensure adherence to admission deadlines, communicate with faculty to determine pre-screening audition results.
* Participate in the development and implementation of Theatre and Dance admission yield programs.
* Maintain School of Music, Theatre, and Dance records used in auditions; compile and maintain reports regarding current enrollment figures and projection for enrollment. Compile and analyze new data and make recommendations as needed to assist in the admission effort.
* Maintain School of Music, Theatre, and Dance records used in auditions; compile and maintain reports regarding current enrollment figures and projection for enrollment. Compile and analyze new data and make recommendations as needed to assist in the admission effort.
* Assist the Director with developing the Summer Music Academy staffing plan, programming, and schedule and participate in the management of SMA concerts and performances. Participate in counselor interviews, oversee work-study student in managing the SMA music library, and supervise counselors, stage crew, and other staff as needed. Manage merchandise purchasing and sales of SMA merchandise.
*Qualifications** *
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent organizational and project management skills and attention to detail; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; excellent organizational skills; solid working knowledge of various word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications, solid data management skills, knowledge of web structures and platforms with the ability to manage a social media presence, and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information are required.
*About Ithaca College *
As an employee at Ithaca College, you’ll get much more than a competitive salary and the traditional advantages. We pride ourselves on providing our benefit-eligible employees with the most comprehensive benefits possible, including work/life balance, generous paid time off policies, career-enhancing trainings, employee and dependent tuition assistance, and opportunities to give back to the community. Beyond benefits, you’ll enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community. * Application Instructions*Interested applicants must apply online and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Questions about online applications should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or Pay Range: Mid $50's Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. * *