Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Boston, Suffolk County
May 16, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Reporting directly to the President of the School, the Vice President and Dean of Admissions serves as a member of the SMFA's senior management team to assure that admissions priorities and strategies support a student body of sufficient quality and diversity consistent with the mission of the School. Essential Functions: •Oversees the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. •Develops and implements strategic enrollment plan, to include methods, policies and programs intended to meet specific institutional enrollment and revenue objectives; is responsible for the application of market research and analysis of demographic and economic trends to the work of the Admissions Office; meets enrollment targets. •As a member of the SMFA's senior management team, works to assure that admissions strategies are consistent and that the student body is of sufficient quality, diversity and size to support the mission of the School. •Directs the process of recruiting, admitting, and enrolling of new students. • In consultation with the President and Finance staff, oversees the development of financial aid strategies to achieve goals of quality, diversity, and size of entering class. • Develops, and manages the Admissions and Financial Aid budgets. • Hires, coaches, mentors, trains and evaluates staff; addresses staff-related issues as needed. • Coordinates and maintains ongoing communication with all appropriate departments at the Universities who are current partners regarding enrollment of students. • Works with the Director of Marketing and Communications to maintain a strategic marketing plan. • Oversees all recruiting activities, including travel, portfolio days and special initiatives. Participates in these activities. • Along with key senior staff, oversees the SMFA's Student Success Program. Preferred candidates should possess: •Masters degree in art related field or higher education. •7 plus years of experience in Admissions leadership. •Excellent communication, interpersonal and project management skills. •Excellent decision making as well as supervisory/management experience. •Ability to work with faculty, students and alumni. •Commitment to diversity and inclusion. •Strong computer skills. Please submit letter of interest and resume to: or The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.