Job Identification: 613 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Student Services
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
The Highlights The Assistant Director will be a critical member of the Recruiting and Admission team in The Theatre School, located at the Lincoln Park campus. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director will have the primary responsibility for managing the admission funnel through the process and activities that support driving prospects from inquiry to admission. This position will require virtual and in-person recruitment and routine travel for recruitment and will work evenings and weekends as needed. The Assistant Director will collaborate with Theatre School faculty and staff through application, audition, and interview processes and will proactively engage with prospective students, counselors, and theatre educators and professionals. The Assistant Director and admissions team is committed to ensuring an anti-racist recruitment and admissions process and will work to center equity as a core goal in every component of this role.
Is This You?
Manage the undergraduate and graduate admission funnel through proactively communicating and engaging with prospective students and applicants throughout the admissions cycle; review prospective student credentials holistically and make decisions regarding admission in collaboration with the faculty and Director of Admissions, consistent with university policies and priorities.
Manage office operations, including recruitment, hiring, and supervision of student admissions staff and assist with budget oversight and management in relationship to recruitment and marketing.
Coordinate and participate in virtual and in-person local and national auditions and interviews, recruiting events, information sessions, and yield events.
Manage a local and national recruitment territory and facilitate appropriate targeted outreach efforts to affinity groups, educational institutions, and professional communities to support the enrollment goals of The Theatre School.
Manage, build, and maintain daily Slate CRM operations, including queries, reports, forms, templates, and events pertinent to the admissions recruitment process.
Initiate/oversee written and oral correspondence with prospective students, parents, applicants, and theatre educators through email, phone, social media, and in person inquiries at all stages of the application and enrollment cycle.
Collaborate in developing and implementing a comprehensive territory recruitment and marketing plan to attract and admit students to The Theatre School and develop processes to collect and analyze marketing and enrollment data to support decision-making and guide strategic initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Three to five years' professional experience in admissions or higher education related position
Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills are critical for success
Must have valid driver's license
Manage a team of student workers.
Assist the Director of Admission with updating and managing annual admissions budget.
Other Skills & Abilities Required
Routinely lift more than 25 pounds
Knowledge of recruiting and admission practices for theatre/arts students
Skills and knowledge to develop and implement marketing and recruitment plans to enroll targeted numbers of students
Experience hiring, supervising and managing student employees
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Strong project management and organizational skills
Attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to balance multiple demands from various constituencies
Creativity, positive can-do attitude, flexibility, initiative, and ability to function effectively as member of a team
Responsive to feedback and committed to continuous improvement
Proficiency in Slate CRM and Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication, organizational and project management skills
Strong group presentation skills
Ability to function in a fast-paced, creative, change-oriented and driven environment
Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Position requires evening and weekend work and local/national travel
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the booster, or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email [email protected]
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
Title IX Contact Information Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or [email protected]
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.