Music Recruitment Coordinator, Assistant Director of Admission

Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Puget Sound

Music Recruitment Coordinator, Assistant Director of Admission

Job ID: 3476

Location: Admission Office

Full/Part Time: Full-Time


Position Description:

The Music Recruitment Coordinator serves as a representative of Puget Sound for prospective undergraduate first year students interested in pursuing music study as a music major, minor, or general student. This position plays a critical role in the recruitment and enrollment of a high-quality and diverse entering class. The Music Recruitment Coordinator/Assistant Director of Admission applies university admission standards, policies, and regulations in a holistic fashion to credentials of prospective undergraduate students to determine their admissibility.

This individual works with the Director of the School of Music, the Senior Associate Director of Admission and the Enrollment Leadership Team in developing strategy, planning, and executing tasks related to the recruitment of music students.


  • Coordinate recruitment efforts for the School of Music, including monitoring the School of Music admission cycle and participating in music recruitment meetings with School of Music faculty.
  • Communicate with prospective music students, their parents, and other interested parties to explain university admission policies and procedures and to accurately answer questions about the university.
  • Secure information from and refer prospective music students to faculty and other administrative offices to provide greater clarity to the admission process.
  • Manage the planning and scheduling of logistical details for on- and off-campus auditions.
  • Plan, organize, and oversee on-campus music recruitment events and other yield events.
  • Meet with prospective music students visiting campus.
  • Facilitate admission process for MAT applicants pursuing music certification.
  • Travel to high schools, college fairs, and other forums related to the music program to inform prospective students of admission standards, the university's music offerings, and the programs of the university and campus life.
  • Develop professional relationships with college counseling staff and ensemble directors in music programs at performing arts schools and in Tacoma area schools.
  • Apply university standards and institutional priorities to the holistic review of undergraduate applications for admission.
  • Develop programs for related constituencies, and perform related duties as required.Participate in the development of print and on-line publications for music.
  • Coordinate efforts and serve as a liaison between the Office of Admission, Student Financial Services, and the School of Music in the administration and awarding of music scholarships.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises work-study student(s).


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably from a liberal arts college.
  • Familiarity with a Music Conservatory or similar School of Music is essential, as well as being conversant and knowledgeable about music as an academic- and performance-related higher education field.
  • Experience in music admission desirable.
  • Effective public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to a liberal arts education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Must desire to work in an environment that celebrates diversity. Must be flexible, handle a demanding work schedule, and be able to work independently within a team management structure.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and skills in the use of technology essential in student recruitment. Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to travel a minimum of 5 weeks.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.

Diversity Statement:

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials by the priority date of May 5, 2017 to ensure consideration.

Required Documents:

When prompted to upload required documents, please upload a resume. All additional documents can be uploaded within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of three (3) professional references

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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How to Apply
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About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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