Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

ID: 7067055
Posted: June 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Department Information
The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, design, and merchandising. Our students are encouraged to learn collaboratively and across disciplines while immersing themselves in a particular area of study. Additionally, the school’s positioning as part of the College of Arts and Sciences allows us to equip graduates with the insights and values of a classical liberal arts education. The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program (M.Arch) located in Columbus, Indiana is organized within the IU community as a part of the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design. M.Arch formed as a partnership with the Community Education Coalition of Columbus to establish a center in downtown Columbus that will specialize in teaching art and design, and is host to the school’s newest degree program: Master of Architecture.

The Eskenazi School is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students, scholars, and staff.

Job Summary
The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, is seeking a founding Graduate Recruitment Coordinator to focus on the development and execution of novel and effective strategies aimed at increasing the application and admission level for highly qualified graduate students in existing Masters and potential future programs. Currently, the school has approximately 100 graduate students and seeks to grow to approximately 150. The Coordinator markets the school, identifies and recruits incoming students, and works with those students throughout the admissions process in coordination with the Graduate Coordinator and school fellowship administration. Works in conjunction with the school’s Director of Marketing and Communications, the Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator, Director of Academic Support Services, Architecture Program Coordinator, Graduate Coordinators, the Dean, and other members of the school’s staff in Columbus and Bloomington. The early focus includes building the application pool for the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, with a secondary emphasis on the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Program.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

Identify and proactively recruit qualified students to the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design’s graduate programs.
Travel to meet and interact with qualified students at recruitment fairs, portfolio days, universities, other institutions.
Actively participate in recruitment programs within the College and University.
Conduct market research to identify potential markets and work with the College and University offices to develop, implement, and manage communication plans specifically targeting prospective graduate students and influencers from these markets.
Work with the Dean, Associate Dean, Executive Director of Academics, Director of Academic Support Services, and Directors of Graduate Studies to establish specific admission standards for the school, and to establish the coordination of review processes.
Manage and arrange campus and school tours and presentations for prospective graduate students.
Develop and manage a Graduate Student Ambassador program in which a team of students are available to present the school internally and externally.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and one year of relevant experience in admissions, recruitment, marketing and/or a related area.

Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.

Ability to display a positive attitude and high energy. Ability to maintain fiscal responsibility. Ability to effectively communicate with a wide diversity of individuals through a variety of mediums. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to perform with complete accuracy in record keeping. Ability to work independently. Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent general computer skills and technical orientation. Ability to promote commitment to increasing diversity. Ability to multitask and work with ambiguity.

Preferred Qualifications
Three years of experience. Some knowledge of architecture and/or studio art. Graphic design and/or social media skills. Knowledge of Indiana University and higher education.

Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to utilize a telephone, computer (word processing, social media, web, limited design software), printer, copy machine, standard office machines. Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours, especially during peak recruiting seasons. This position involves travel between Columbus, Indiana and the Bloomington, Indiana campus.


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