ICON Arts Academy seeks its first-ever Director of Admission to develop and implement the admission program for this new high school and gap year program dedicated to arts education. As a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Admission serves an influential role in strategically shaping the school’s student body. Most immediately, this role will be at the ground level in the creation of exciting new and ongoing recruitment programs critical to the School’s launch. Located in the heart of Iowa City, ICON Arts Academy combines a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum with a commitment to nurturing a love for performing arts, visual arts, writing, and film.
ICON is positioned to provide an exceptional education for high school students and their gap year after high school. ICON’s motto is “Brilliance at every stage” and is built on the value that the arts amplify students’ abilities to become their best selves. A feeling of creativity, positive energy, inclusiveness, optimism, respect, and kindness permeates our campus.
ICON Arts Academy seeks an exceptional professional to join our outstanding community. The Director of Admission is responsible for managing all aspects of student recruitment, the admission process, and supporting retention efforts for the ICON campus. The Director is a member of ICON’s Senior Leadership Team and will report to the Head of School, renowned dance school director, Leslie Nolte. As a senior leader at ICON, the Director is expected to be a role model, promote professional practices, and embody the values and mission of the School within the context of the arts.
This is a full-time (exempt), benefits-eligible positionwith an ideal start date of June 1, 2023, or sooner.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
Lead strategy in the preparation and execution of admissions events, including tours, admission coffees, outreach events, admission fairs, etc.
Create and manage all admissions files (both digital and hard files) and ensure accuracy, completion, and timeliness in record keeping for review.
Effectively communicate with internal and external communities while having a congenial attitude and positive spirit about ICON (including answering the admissions phone, confirming appointments, and ensuring all inquiries, requests, and messages are communicated to appropriate parties and responded to accordingly).
Assist in creating, organizing, and preparing various admissions materials throughout the year.
Coordinate the update of admission documents, calendars, and the school website.
Coordinate with marketing partners to ensure enrollment goals are being addressed.
Essential Skills and Personality Traits:
Impeccable professionalism; ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Strong interpersonal skills; a “people person” who is warm, welcoming, and gracious with a positive, upbeat, optimistic, with a can-do attitude;
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and a proven ability to present and work closely with a wide range of internal and external constituents;
Strong organization and high efficiency and accuracy; an ability to use time effectively and meet important deadlines;
Proficient at data collection and analysis;
An understanding of marketing and public relations;
A detail-oriented thinker who is also able to see and understand the “big picture”;
Cross-cultural competency; an ability to work with respect and grace with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds;
Proficiency with Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.);
Experience with an arts or education organization is preferred; appreciation of the power of the arts is essential.
Submit resume and cover letter to Brianna Banks, email@example.com.
You’ll Fall In Love with Iowa City
Iowa City is considered one of the best places to live in the country. After just one visit, you'll see why. It is a hub of the arts, creativity, energy, and innovation. And beyond the Arts, this college town hosts all the excitement of a Big Ten school. The university as the setting means this community of professionals is naturally intellectual, progressive, and diverse. Iowa City is the only UNESCO City of Literature in the United States and is quickly becoming a cultural hub. The college athletic programs generate a buzz year-round.
Come join this school community at the start of our journey in the hidden gem of Iowa City. We can’t wait to show you around.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred or commensurate experience.
2+ years’ experience in school administration or the arts.