Under the broad supervision of the Associate Director of International Recruitment, the Assistant Director of Admissions for Latin America (AD) works independently focusing on targeted enrollment objectives for the designated region. The AD is a key member of the Board of Admissions and plays a critical role in identifying and selecting leading candidates for admission to Berklee in support of the college's mission. This position promotes all Berklee programs available to prospective students, including but not limited to Summer Programs, City Music, Berklee Online, Berklee Valencia, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Course offerings include online undergraduate degrees, undergraduate programs, study abroad programs, and masters programs. The AD provides counseling services to applicants and prospective students through on-campus and off-campus activities. He/she is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of recruitment initiatives that support the Comprehensive Enrollment Strategy and are approved by the Dean. Active participation in various college-sponsored events and extensive travel required. Weekend and evening hours expected.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Preferred Office of Admissions representative acting as primary student recruiter for all recruitment travel in the Latin American region. Represents the college at various on and off-campus recruitment events.
Responsible for producing the desired yield of regional admits to matriculants. Responsible for the effective management and oversight of a 5-6-person team for Audition and Interview and other recruitment travel/events. Teams consist of faculty, staff, alumni and student ambassadors. Responsible for effective budget management, travel arrangements, equipment rental, quality of the prospective student experience and overall successful execution of the event.
Conducts admissions interviews with applicants on and off-campus, evaluates their suitability and preparedness to study at Berklee, and issues recommendations for admission to the college accordingly.
Serves as liaison to external partnerships established to strengthen the college's recruitment efforts, such as Berklee Global Partner institutions and organizations. Proactively contributes to the ongoing development of relationships with music educators, counselors and performing arts high schools within the specified region that will yield high populations of talented prospects.
Works closely with alumni representatives and student ambassadors to coordinate effective communications and follow-up with prospective students. Participates in mentoring and training Alumni and Student Ambassadors for the admissions interview process.
Serves as a member of the Board of Admissions reviewing completed applicant files to determine admissions eligibility.
Acts as admissions counselor advising students and their families regarding admissions eligibility, application procedures for scholarships, general financial aid information, housing and other pertinent topics via phone, email and in-person contact. Serves as admissions counselor of the day and conducts group information sessions as assigned.
Serves on Admissions task forces and college committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Three to five years experience in college admissions/recruitment, sales, customer service or similar.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree required.
Strong commitment to prospective student counseling and servicing.
Ability to develop expertise in Berklee programs and related career opportunities.
Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Solid public speaking and presentation skills.
Musical background, and a deep understanding of the music industry.
Strong understanding and knowledge of challenges for prospective students wishing to pursue a college level education in the US.
Strong familiarity with current technologies such as Salesforce, Filemaker, Keynote, CRMs, student information systems and social networking platforms.
Ability to engage with a diverse and global student population. A high degree of sensitivity to a wide variety of cultural norms is required.
Ability to speak and understand one or more languages spoken in the recruitment territory is a plus.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, ETC
Regular travel during six months of the year
Occasional evening and weekend hours during busy times
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0000723
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.