California College of the Arts
Under the general direction of the Director of Admission, an Enrollment Services Counselor performs a variety of activities to recruit, advise and enroll a qualified and diverse undergraduate student body that meets the college's enrollment goals.
Counsels prospective students on their post-secondary educational goals and CCA programs, including major requirements, transfer processes, admissions, financial aid, housing and registration.
Processes, reviews and assesses applications and portfolios for admission purposes.
Develops knowledge of enrollment procedure and office policy including CCA's database system – Datatel and Hobsons Connect.
Visits and recruits students at high schools, community colleges, community agencies, National Portfolio Days and college fairs locally and nationally.
Develops territory specific recruitment strategies and contacts. Coordinates and schedules travel within assigned territories.
Maintains communications and follow-up with contacts and prospective students by telephone, mail, e-mail or in-person.
Assists in the advising, registration and financial aid counseling of new students and coordinates reviews for studio and academic placement with Student Records Office and Faculty.
Assists in planning and implementing recruitment and yield activities such as Pre-college, public presentations and group tours, open houses, orientation, evening programs, Portfolio Days and special workshops.
Develops a working knowledge of all CCA curriculum, with specialized knowledge as assigned, and develops a general knowledge of competitors.
Assesses and projects enrollment yield of assigned territories.
Completes and maintains reports and records on recruitment territory and admissions activity.
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of admissions procedures and operations.
Develops and manages special projects or events as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements and Skills
Previous experience in college admissions, recruitment, student services and/or financial aid processing preferred; strict attention to detail; Mac and PC proficiency; excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize; must demonstrate good judgment and experience working with diverse groups in an educational or other non-profit organization; ability to work under pressure of competing deadlines; ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; understanding of State and Federal regulations of Financial Aid. Bachelor's degree and the ability to assess and/or evaluate student portfolios strongly desired. The individual must be willing to travel 12-14 weeks per year (locally and nationally) primarily in the fall. Position requires weekend and extended hours, especially during the fall and January through March. Must have a valid driver's license.
Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume, as well as state salary history and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.
For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
We believe 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.
California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.
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