Dean of Admission, Financial Aid & Camp (Year-Round)
Location: Interlochen, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Salary: 70,000 - 75,000
Walk among our towering pines, where the music from over one hundred practice huts invades your senses and lifts your spirits. Count how many nation’s flags you recognize as these symbols of our student’s home countries gently blow in the breeze above an auditorium that plays host to musical superstars. Escape the afternoon doldrums by dropping in on a pottery session, or an improv class, or a Nutcracker rehearsal. Fill your days with passion and purpose that stay with you long after you turn off your office lights. This is not your typical desk job—this is Interlochen.
Interlochen Center for the Arts seeks a dynamic collaborative leader to oversee the recruitment and enrollment activities for Interlochen Arts Camp (IAC) including recruitment, operations, and financial aid under the direction of the Executive Dean of Admission. The summer camp enrolls ~3200 students each year in grades 3 through 12 in Music, Creative Writing, Theatre, Interdisciplinary Arts, Dance, Film and New Media, Animation, and Visual Arts. The Dean will work closely with the Executive Dean of Admission on recruitment, operations, and financial aid strategies that align with institutional enrollment goals, will manage four direct reports, and will work closely with our marketing and analytics teams to oversee a collaborative data-focused approach to student recruitment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Camp leads the recruitment and enrollment efforts specific to Interlochen Arts Camp and is responsible for executing efficiently and successfully the many facets of the admission cycle including re-enrollment for returning campers.
Work directly with colleagues in Marketing and Data Analytics to ensure a data-informed and collaborative approach to recruitment.
Manages day-to-day operations with regard to all aspects of Interlochen Arts Camp admission work including, but not limited to: recruitment, application and decision processing, financial aid, communications, and admission reporting.
This position is responsible for the IAC financial aid budget, is a strategic member of the financial aid committee, communicates decisions to families, and facilitates any appeals evaluations. The Dean will manage a large financial aid budget and be a strategic decision maker in initial aid offers and appeals.
Working closely with the Executive Dean of Admission, the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Camp will work to improve and streamline business processes, execute recruitment and financial aid strategies, and successfully meet enrollment goals. The Dean will also organize and schedule all camp recruitment events, and be a key voice in curricular initiatives for new camp programs.
Four staff positions report directly to the Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Camp. This position requires strong leadership skills, excellent knowledge of enrollment technology, strong verbal and written skills, experience with budget management, and the ability to oversee multiple complex initiatives.
Lead day-to-day operation decisions related to Camp application and decision processing, make decisions on staff responsibilities, and execute events on and off campus.
Innovate processes for efficiency and maximum yield
Meet enrollment goals
Be a leading user of the Salesforce platform and advocate for needs to improve efficiency
Help advise marketing on outreach and communication efforts
Coordinate with Camp Life and Arts Division Leadership on targets and capacities for all camp programs.
Lead the coordination of partnership activities
Develops and maintains relationships with admission and arts administration professionals as well as arts educators
Works with students, families, independent educational consultants, etc.
Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org. Interlochen Center for the Arts includes: Interlochen Arts AcademyInterlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities. Interlochen Arts CampYoung artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve. Interlochen College of Creative ...ArtsAdult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines. Interlochen Public RadioClassical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/CharlevoixNews Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/LudingtonStreaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists. Interlochen PresentsInterlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.