Admissions Counselor

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The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) seeks candidates for a full-time Admissions Counselor to join our team with an anticipated start date in June/July. The Admissions Counselor participates in the execution of recruitment activities, including successful management of the assigned territories. Activities include: representing the College at high schools, college fairs, and portfolio days, conducting on‐campus interviews and tours, reviewing portfolios of visual art, and timely processing of inquiry/applicant data. Requires ability to travel independently, both regionally and nationally. Weekend and evening work is required.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  1. Implement recruitment strategies as outlined in the Admissions Recruitment Plan in assigned geographic territories with inclusion of high school visits, college fairs, national portfolio days and events.
  2. Manage territories for funnel recruitment through college information presentations at on- and off-campus events and through campus tours. Travel, including significant seasonal travel, is expected.
  3. Assist all prospective students and families.
  4. Serve on enrollment and scholarship committees.
  5. Analyze data related to recruitment, enrollment projections, travel management, funnel management, special events, and professional development.
  6. Manage and maintain data regarding all communication of prospective students during the admissions cycle, high school/community college faculty, school visits and recruitment territories.
  7. Assist in the execution of special events in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the Office of Admissions and the college.
  8. Advise students and families with thorough knowledge of the college’s admission requirements, financial aid and scholarship information, and residence life.
  9. Conduct follow-up with prospective students at all levels of the admissions funnel via phone, written and electronic communication and campus visits.
  10. Review admissions applications, evaluate applicants, and make admission recommendations to the Director of Admissions.
  11. Routinely engage faculty, enrolled students, and staff to ensure that all admissions information is current and accurate.
  12. Maintain a working environment that is respectful and inclusive of the diverse backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; BA or BFA in visual art or art-related field strongly preferred
  • Experience in higher education, recruitment or sales preferred
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email, and Internet use; knowledge of social media management; and comfort with managing applications through the CRM system.
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential information in accordance with FERPA and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive information and situations.
  • Must have ability to travel utilizing multiple forms of transportation. Additionally, must maintain a valid driver’s license have reliable access to a vehicle.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service with a welcoming and proactive approach to answering questions and providing support and strong communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

Application Process and Deadline:

Qualified applicants should submit the following information in one (1) pdf document via email to:

Please save the file in the following manner:  [LastName_FirstName_admissionscounselor.pdf].

  • A letter of interest/cover letter
  • A resume
  • Contact information for three (3) professional references

Initial review of applicants will occur after June 17, 2024, and will continue until the position has been filled.

MIAD offers an attractive benefits package, including health, vision, and dental insurance. All final candidates extended an offer must successfully complete reference and background checks.

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