Executive Dean, Enrollment Management
Interlochen Center for the Arts (“Interlochen” or “ICA”), a national leader among educational, artistic, and cultural organizations, seeks an executive dean of enrollment management. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual with proven leadership capabilities, strong communication skills, and a track record of strategic, analytic decision making who wishes to participate in shaping the future of an extraordinary performing arts boarding school and summer program. The executive dean of enrollment management will work to develop a comprehensive, data-driven, and missions-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. Interlochen Center for the Arts comprises a unique portfolio of core assets in the arts, including the nation’s first and foremost summer arts camp, Interlochen Arts Camp (“Camp” or “IAC”); the premier arts boarding high school in the world, Interlochen Arts Academy (”Academy” or “IAA”); a year-round arts festival, Interlochen Presents (IP); a network of seven radio stations serving Michigan and the world, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR); and an adult arts education program, Interlochen College of Creative Arts (ICCA). Interlochen’s faculty, staff, and seasonal employees are accomplished artists and educators in their own right. Today, Interlochen’s student body is more distinguished and diverse than ever before, comprising 500+ Academy students in grades 9-12, and 2,500+ summer campers, ages 8-18. Interlochen’s dedicated 120,000 alumni are recognized worldwide as distinguished leaders, performers, artists, advocates, and educators.
In its most recent history, Interlochen has experienced unprecedented growth in capital investments and programmatic offerings while maintaining financial stability. Its current financial portfolio, with a fiscal year ‘17 operating budget of $40 million and an endowment valued at $120 million, is the strongest in the institution’s history. Both Camp and Academy enrollments have grown steadily over the last decade with newly added areas of study such as motion picture arts, comparative arts, and singing/songwriting. A comprehensive series of capital projects and campus improvements have led to updated performance and studio spaces, classrooms, and on-campus housing to further enhance the student experience.
Interlochen’s next executive dean of enrollment management will be expected to build on this momentum. Reporting directly to the provost, she or he must have a proven record of leadership and management success in K-12 or higher education admissions, deep passion for the arts, and firm understanding of ICA’s mission and culture. The executive dean of enrollment management should be a data-driven leader, big-picture thinker, campus-wide collaborator, and lifelong learner with an ambitious spirit and the ability to articulate a comprehensive and compelling vision for Interlochen’s enrollment management and financial aid strategies going forward.
All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically:
Jack Gorman, Vice President
Carrie Alexander, Senior Associate
Sarah Hecklau, Associate
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210