Salaried position along with performance based bonus and retention bonus. Position includes a complete benefit package including health care, paid time off, sick pay, contributions to a 403B plan and more.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 85509-351143
Interlochen Center for the Arts ("Interlochen" or "ICA"), a national leader among educational, artistic, and cultural organizations, seeks an Executive Dean of Admission. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with proven leadership capabilities, strong communication skills, and a track record of strategic, analytic decision making to participate in shaping the future of an extraordinary performing arts boarding school and summer program. The executive dean of admission will work directly with the vice president of enrollment management and marketing to engage in work related to the development of a comprehensive, data driven, and mission focused enrollment management plan and will see the impact of that work, both immediately and long term, embodied in ICA’s vibrant and diverse community.
The executive dean of admission is responsible for enhancing ICA’s position in the marketplace through carefully designed and executed enrollment and admission strategies. ICA will look to its new executive dean to support excellence and understand and communicate to prospective students and families the value of this distinctive educational institution.
The executive dean of admission oversees a talented team of admission professionals, and will be focused on admitting students based on their artistic, academic, and emotional readiness.
Under the current structure, direct reports include the dean of admission and financial aid, academy; and the dean of admission & financial aid, summer & auxiliary programs.
The executive dean will collaborate across campus with leaders to ensure that Interlochen continues to attract outstanding mission-fit students with the potential to become the creative changemakers our world needs.
A primary focus will be to develop a strong partnership with our provost and our education department.
This position is responsible for not only recruiting for the Academy, but also for Interlochen’s renowned Arts Camp, as well as being engaged with enrollment activities for Interlochen Online.
The executive dean will identify opportunities to add student value and expand offerings through feedback from prospective students, parents, and partners. In these efforts, Interlochen will expand its market reach to continue to attract an excellent student body.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: A BA/BS is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in developing strategic admission, financial aid, and retention models with the ability to collect and maintain statistics on enrollment patterns using demographic and geographic analysis and projections.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills.
Significant and substantive experience in the leadership and supervision of admission and financial aid professionals.
Experience working in a boarding school, independent day school, or higher education setting is strongly preferred.
Proven ability to analyze, summarize, and present data to various constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, and families; comfort in acting as a spokesperson for the Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp at both the national and international levels.
Expertise in local, national, and international enrollment trends and fluency with policies and practices in financial aid; familiarity with emerging issues in secondary school education.
Substantial experience with diverse students, faculty, and communities and a record of creating and executing strategies aimed at building an inclusive and welcoming campus culture.
Familiarity with software systems that support recruitment, including Salesforce, admission review, and financial aid management.
Equipment Familiarity: Familiarity with software systems that support recruitment, including Salesforce, admission review, and financial aid management; as well as experience with Mac Laptop, Google Suite, MS Office Suite.
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and communication skills; a high-energy leader adept at building consensus and affecting change.
A data-driven decision maker.
The ideal candidate will be an admission and financial aid professional with a collegial leadership style, strong intellect, and robust capacity for critical thinking. Experience and core expertise in designing and coordinating enrollment and financial aid management processes is essential.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.
To Apply, go to www.interlochen.org/careers or email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 11, 2022.
Application Materials Required:
A one to two-page cover letter
Names and contact information of three references
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.