The Chicago Academy for the Arts (www.chicagoacademyforthearts.org), one of the premier arts high schools in the United States, seeks a full-time Admissions Associate.
The Admissions Associate supports the Director of Enrollment Management in a variety of capacities, including: •Working closely with prospective families throughout all aspects of the recruitment, application, audition, and matriculation process •Coordinating all aspects of prospective student “shadow” days, including managing the Student Ambassador program •Coordinating onsite and offsite admissions events •Maintaining accurate data/information on all admissions files and records in database (Salesforce) for applicants •Assisting with retention and re-enrollment of current students and families
The ideal candidate will: •Have a Bachelor’s Degree in social science, communication, education, or a related field, or the equivalent related experience •Have at least one year’s work experience in a non-profit or educational setting •Knowledge and passion for planning, coordinating, and executing complex projects, committees, and events •Be able to function in a fast-paced environment, prioritize projects and provide timely results •Have the ability to professionally interact with diverse groups of people in high-pressure situations •Be able to clearly and effectively communicate through various mediums including, but not limited to, writing, email and phone •Be a self-starter and be able to work independently •Be a team player with a positive attitude •Have superior communication, organizational and relationship-building skills
The position is full time, and requires weekend, evening, and irregular work hours. The salary is $30,000.
Candidates should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Kitsana Salyphone, Director of Enrollment Management: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1981, The Chicago Academy for the Arts is one of only four independent arts high schools in the United States. In addition to enrolling in a full load of rigorous academic courses, The Academy's 140 students immerse themselves in one of six preprofessional arts training programs: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
Academy alums include Hamilton star ...José Ramos, Grammy Award-winner Lalah Hathaway, SNL star Cecily Strong, legendary hit songwriter Justin Tranter, as well as prominent scientists, entrepreneurs, attorneys, activists, and more.
Mission: The Chicago Academy For The Arts Transforms Emerging Artists Through A Curriculum And Culture Which Connect Intellectual Curiosity, Critical Thinking, And Creativity To Impart Skills To Lead And Collaborate Across Diverse Communities.