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Job Title: Admissions Counselor
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/16/2017
Expire Date: 10/16/2017
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Education and Library, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Job Description
Admissions Counselor
Manhattan School of Music Employment Opportunity
Title: Admissions Counselor
Department: Admissions
Reports to: Director of Admissions

Internal contacts: Offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid, Student Life, Residence Life, etc., as well as department Chairs and members of faculty

External Contacts: Prospective students and their families, applicants, affiliated Schools of Music, New York City ensembles related to MSM faculty, high school guidance counselors and music education staff

Start Date: To be determined

Qualifications & Requirements


· Counsel applicants, prospective students, and their families

· Reply to phone calls and emails from prospective applicants and their parents

· Attend College fairs / recruit nationwide

· Travel as needed

· Present “Information Sessions” for daily tour groups

· Coordinate group visits

· Setup class visits for prospective students

· Meet with “walk-ins” on a daily basis

· Work with Admissions team to continually improve MSM’s profile on the web and in social media, as well as to shape / utilize recruitment materials

Admission Liaison for Assigned Departments:

· Manage assigned caseload

· Correspond with applicants, faculty, and Chair of assigned caseload

· Read and review admission files

· Evaluate academic and language proficiency documentation

· Maintain electronic and paper records from initial contact to matriculation

· Assist applicants with file completion

· Coordinate and Manage prescreen evaluations

· Schedule auditions

· Schedule faculty adjudicators for auditions

· Ensure accuracy of data records for all caseload applicants

· Prepare for and attend Admission Committee meetings

· Oversee the release of prescreen and audition results

· Evaluate Immunization Records for compliance with New York State Law

· Provide faculty members with initial assigned students list

Data Entry:

· Work with Decision Desk (Online Application and Media Upload site), Jenzabar, Access database, Excel spreadsheets

Other Responsibilities:

· Provide administrative support to Dean of Enrollment Management

· Assist other staff members as needed

· Answer phones as needed

· Lead school tours as needed

· Assist in preparation and maintenance of audition week materials

· Assist with updating and monitoring content on the MSM Admissions Portal

· Occasionally work on a weekend or after 5pm on a weekday

· Other duties, as assigned


· Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

· Prior College Admissions work preferred

· Music background preferred

· Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

· Ability to work patiently and supportively with applicants and members of the public

· Professional and warm interpersonal and phone skills

· Strong organizational skills

· Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, required

Application: Submit a cover letter and résumé via email to ccassidy@msmnyc.edu or by post to:

Christan Cassidy

Director of Admissions

Manhattan School of Music

120 Claremont Avenue

New York, NY 10027

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Contact Information
Contact Name:Christan Cassidy
Contact Email:Submit a cover letter and résumé via email to ccassidy@msmnyc.edu or by post to:
Company Description:
Equal employment and equal educational opportunity have been and will continue to be fundamental principles at Manhattan School of Music, where employment and enrollment are based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination or harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Manhattan School of Music does not permit retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice or participate in an investigation
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