Under the broad supervision of the Associate Director of International Recruitment, the Assistant Director of Admissions for Latin America (AD) works independently focusing on targeted enrollment objectives for the designated region. The AD is a key member of the Board of Admissions and plays a critical role in identifying and selecting leading candidates for admission to Berklee in support of the college’s mission. This position promotes all Berklee programs available to prospective students, including but not limited to Summer Programs, City Music, Berklee Online, Berklee Valencia, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Course offerings include online undergraduate degrees, undergraduate programs, study abroad programs, and masters programs. The AD provides counseling services to applicants and prospective students through on-campus and off-campus activities. He/she is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of recruitment initiatives that support the Comprehensive Enrollment Strategy and are approved by the Dean. Active participation in various college-sponsored events and extensive travel required. Weekend and evening hours expected.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Preferred Office of Admissions representative acting as primary student recruiter for all recruitment travel in the Latin American region. Represents the college at various on and off-campus recruitment events.
Responsible for producing the desired yield of regional admits to matriculants. Responsible for the effective management and oversight of a 5-6-person team for Audition and Interview and other recruitment travel/events. Teams consist of faculty, staff, alumni and student ambassadors. Responsible for effective budget management, travel arrangements, equipment rental, quality of the prospective student experience and overall successful execution of the event.
Conducts admissions interviews with applicants on and off-campus, evaluates their suitability and preparedness to study at Berklee, and issues recommendations for admission to the college accordingly.
Serves as liaison to external partnerships established to strengthen the college’s recruitment efforts, such as Berklee Global Partner institutions and organizations. Proactively contributes to the ongoing development of relationships with music educators, counselors and performing arts high schools within the specified region that will yield high populations of talented prospects.
Works closely with alumni representatives and student ambassadors to coordinate effective communications and follow-up with prospective students. Participates in mentoring and training Alumni and Student Ambassadors for the admissions interview process.
Serves as a member of the Board of Admissions reviewing completed applicant files to determine admissions eligibility.
Acts as admissions counselor advising students and their families regarding admissions eligibility, application procedures for scholarships, general financial aid information, housing and other pertinent topics via phone, email and in-person contact. Serves as admissions counselor of the day and conducts group information sessions as assigned.
Serves on Admissions task forces and college committees as assigned.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
Three to five years experience in college admissions/recruitment, sales, customer service or similar.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required.
Strong commitment to prospective student counseling and servicing.
Ability to develop expertise in Berklee programs and related career opportunities.
Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Solid public speaking and presentation skills.
Musical background, and a deep understanding of the music industry.
Strong understanding and knowledge of challenges for prospective students wishing to pursue a college level education in the US.
Strong familiarity with current technologies such as Salesforce, Filemaker, Keynote, CRMs, student information systems and social networking platforms.
Ability to engage with a diverse and global student population. A high degree of sensitivity to a wide variety of cultural norms is required.
Ability to speak and understand one or more languages spoken in the recruitment territory is a plus.
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About Berklee College of Music
Berklee is the preeminent institute of contemporary music and the performing arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its campuses in Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain, and through its award-winning distance learning program, Berklee Online. Dedicated to nurturing the creative and career potential of the world’s most inspired artists, Berklee’s commitment to arts education is reflected in the work of its students, faculty, and alumni—hundreds of whom have been recognized with Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Emmy awards.
At Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, students explore interdisciplinary approaches to music, dance, theater, film, business, healthcare, education, technology, and more. Our pioneering youth programs reach underserved classrooms throughout the U.S. and beyond. With students and alumni from more than 100 nations and educational partners across the world, we are forging new connections among art forms, musical traditions, and technologies to build a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative global arts community.