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Admissions Recruiter - Seasonal Fall 2024

Maine College of Art
Portland, ME
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Admissions Seasonal Recruiter's primary responsibility is the recruitment of new students to Maine College of Art & Design and assisting the institution in achieving yearly enrollment goals. This is a temporary position that requires extensive domestic travel, meeting with prospective students and their families, conducting group information sessions, individual portfolio reviews, and attending various events. This position requires a commitment to working on weekends, occasional evenings, and most weekdays. Maine College of Art & Design recognizes that diversity is integral to the academic experience and strives to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity, and social responsibility. All employees are expected to actively support these values.
  • Travel domestically as a representative of the college
  • Present information sessions in classroom settings as well as conducting individual portfolio reviews
  • Counsel/advise students and parents through the admissions and decision-making process including application, housing, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities
  • Participate in on and off-campus recruitment events, i.e. virtual portfolio events and in-person Open Houses
  • Promote the College's institutional mission by recognizing that diversity is integral to the academic experience and striving to foster an inclusive culture defined by respect, equity, and social responsibility

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts preferred
  • MECA&D Alumni preferred
  • Valid driver's license preferred

  • Knowledge of Maine College of Art & Design's BFA programs
  • Previous experience in a customer service-related position is preferred

Skills and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills including strong presentation, verbal, and written communication
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and think critically to solve problems
  • Strong time management skills with an emphasis on dependability
  • Ability to offer constructive criticism and address creativity merits of visual art and design works that are 2-D, 3-D, or time-based
  • Strong ability to engage visual art and design students in a critical dialogue and ask questions that inspire imagination
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends
  • Ability to transport recruiting materials and collateral (~25 lbs)

Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time, seasonal position from September - December
  • Compensation is pro-rated $45,000 annual salary
  • Not benefits eligible due to the shorter nature of the position

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until a hire is made.

You can send your application materials as a single PDF to Place "Admissions Seasonal Recruiter [Last Name, First Name]" in the subject line.

The PDF must include:
  • A cover letter
  • A resumé
  • A diversity statement
  • A list of three references with contact information, one of which should be a prior supervisor and/or professor

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