Associate Director 1 (Admissions & Recruiting) – Meadows School of the Arts

Southern Methodist University

DescriptionSalary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualificationsAbout SMUSMU s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 80 countries to take advantage of the University s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools. Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. The University s [entrepreneurial spirit lives]( in people from every academic discipline ]( see opportunities to create something new in the world and work hard to bring their innovations to life.

SMU s relationship with Dallas the dynamic center of one of the nation s fastest-growing regions offers [unique learning, research, social and career opportunities]( that provide a launch pad for our [students, faculty and alumni to make a global impact]( On the most beautiful college campus in the country, [SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities]( from teaching, learning and [research]( to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor. About the Position:This role is an on-campus, in-person position. The Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting is responsible for administering the undergraduate and graduate admission process within Meadows for specific divisions and programs, primarily, in art, art history, and film. Works with the undergraduate and graduate recruiting team and divisions to effectively recruit top students to Meadows programs.

Annually updates portfolio submission /confirmation content (in Slate CRM and on website). Assists faculty in the efficient use of technology and data systems during the admission process and provides information and data used in admission dashboards, annual Census, annual Admission Survey and ad hoc data as required. This position is integral to the function of the Meadows Admission and Financial Aid operation, and the job duties directly impact the enrollment of the Meadows School. Essential Functions: Administers and processes student admissions for Meadows graduate and undergraduate programs, primarily art, art history, and film, including: responding to prospective student inquiries; managing a proactive and effective communication flow for prospects/ applicants/admits/matriculants and coordinating the review process by departments and Associate Dean for Students.

Presents information sessions about Meadows academic programs. Works with divisions and graduate/undergraduate recruiting team for Meadows to develop and implement strategies to recruit and admit top students in each area assigned. Facilitates efficient use by faculty of technology and data systems during the admission process. Represents Meadows at various college fairs and admission events nationally.

Coordinates and executes on campus recruitment events with the Meadows admission team. Occasional evening/weekend hours are required during peak admission season. QualificationsEducation and Experience: A Bachelor s degree in Arts or Communication field is required. A Master s degree is preferred.

A minimum of three years of experience in college admissions is required. Experience in recruiting college arts programs is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidate must have an appreciation and understanding of students seeking enrollment in performing and visual arts programs is required. Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills to effectively communicate with prospective students and their families, as well as partner with faculty, staff, and other participants in the admission process.

A strong customer service orientation is essential. Data collection, analysis, and leveraging- preferred. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems, as well as devise solutions. Must also have strong organizational, planning and time management skills.

Candidate must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and have the ability to learn new computer applications as needed. Physical and Environmental Demands: Sit for long periods of timeBend, climb, stand, kneelCarry/lift 25 lbs. Deadline to Apply: Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by April 1, 2023. This position is open until filled.

EEO Statement: SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-###-####, […@smu. edu](mailto:…@smu. edu).

Benefits:SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of [health and related benefit]( In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of [wellness programs]( to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution. SMU is committed to providing an array of [retirement programs]( that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU’s retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU. The value of learning at SMU isn’t just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of [professional and personal development opportunities]( including [tuition benefits]( Location: *USA-TX-Dallas*Job: *Other*Organization: *Meadows School of the Arts*Schedule: *Full-time*Shift: *Day Job*Employee Status: *Regular*Job Type: *Staff*Job Level: *Individual Contributor*Travel: *No*Job Posting: *Feb 10, 2023, 9:09:16 AM


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