Experience and Skills
Education: A BA/BS is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in developing strategic admission, financial aid, and retention models with the ability to collect and maintain statistics on enrollment patterns using demographic and geographic analysis and projections.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills.
Significant and substantive experience in the leadership and supervision of admission and financial aid professionals.
Proven ability to analyze, summarize, and present data to various constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, and families; comfort in acting as a spokesperson for the Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp at both the national and international levels.
Expertise in local, national, and international enrollment trends and fluency with policies and practices in financial aid; familiarity with emerging issues in secondary school education.
Substantial experience with diverse students, faculty, and communities and a record of creating and executing strategies aimed at building an inclusive and welcoming campus culture.
Familiarity with software systems that support recruitment, including Salesforce, admission review, and financial aid management.
Equipment Familiarity: Familiarity with software systems that support recruitment, including Salesforce, admission review, and financial aid management; as well as experience with Mac Laptop, Google Suite, MS Office Suite.
Certifications, Licenses or Special Training:
Must meet and maintain background screening requirements as detailed in policy 12.HR.01 Pre-Employment and Employee Background Checks.
Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the eligibility requirements of ICA’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent organizational and communication skills; a high-energy leader adept at building consensus and affecting change.
A data-driven decision maker.
The ideal candidate will be an admission and financial aid professional with a collegial leadership style, strong intellect, and robust capacity for critical thinking. Experience and core expertise in designing and coordinating enrollment and financial aid management processes is essential.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 35lbs); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Regular, acceptable attendance for work (excluding excused absences and periods of leave) is an essential function of the job and must be maintained to be successful. Reasonable accommodations that do not cause undue hardship may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Employees who wish to request an accommodation or assistance are responsible for notifying the Organization of their request and engaging in interactive communication with ICA to determine available options
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive internal and external stakeholder contact.
Application Materials Required:
- A one to two-page cover letter
- Names and contact information of three references
Safeguarding our students, guests, and employees is a valued mission within Interlochen Center for the Arts. As a condition of employment, Interlochen Center for the Arts requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. Prior to beginning employment, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to their start date.