Assistant Director, Territory Manager
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
The Assistant Director, Territory Manager is responsible for representing SAIC to prospective students on and off campus as well as virtually, and for coordinating and carrying out the regional recruitment of new transfer students. This position will play a key role in the admissions process and will be involved in the full range of recruitment activities, including participating in extensive online experiences and travel. Evening and weekend work are required.
-Interviews, counsels and registers prospective students.
-Represent SAIC at designated virtual as well as on campus events to deliver presentations about SAIC, and review portfolios of prospective students. These events include, but are not limited to: SAIC Days and National Portfolio Days.
-Visit both virtually and/or in person an assigned minimum number of community colleges, high schools and community organizations within the territory to meet with art teachers, college counselors, and other educational professionals and deliver presentations about SAIC and review student art portfolios. The selection of the specific schools to be visited will be determined in conjunction with the Executive Director and formulated on the basis of historical data provided by the Admissions Office and previous year’s visits conducted by regional representatives.
-Complete file reviews, required paperwork and data entry. Required documentation includes, but is not limited to: school visit reports, portfolio evaluations, recruitment event reports, travel and expense reports, preparatory and follow-up phone contacts with teachers, counselors and prospective students, outreach initiatives with territory admits and merit scholarship recipients.
-Reviews admissions applications and portfolios
-Maintains an understanding of the latest trends in student recruitment and willingness to stay current regarding cultural competency knowledge and lead with a Diversity Equity and Inclusion lens.
-Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or equivalent
-Strong written, oral and cross-cultural communication skills.
-1-3 years of prior recruitment, college admissions and/or student affairs experience preferred.
-Extensive evening and weekend work.
-Driver’s license required.
-Interest in contemporary visual arts, and the ability to speak, review, and write clearly about the work of young artists
-Strong administrative, organizational and time management skills
-Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
-Computer skills on a PC and Mac including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office with an ability to learn additional software as needed.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.
Becoming vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 is the most important contribution we as individuals can make to ensure our own safety and the safety of our museum and school community. All employees must complete an attestation and provide proof of their vaccination status, or request a medical or religious exemption within the first week of employment.