Department: Admissions
Job Type: Full-Time
Available From: Jan 21, 2020
Reports To: Director of Admissions

Position Overview:      Provide oversight and direction for special programs. These include Pre-College, English and the Visual Arts (EVA) and the Honors Program.  



Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Serve as member of management team, assisting in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. 

  • Work with the Director of Admissions to determine standards, timelines and strategy for Pre-College, English and the Visual Arts and Honors Programs. Prepare reports, analytics and recommendations for the Director. Monitor and manage phone and email communication for these programs.

  • Oversee and execute the Pre-College Program for high school students in fall, spring and summer semesters. Responsibilities include promotion, registration, logistics, database management, student orientation, planning of student activities, training of emergency and curfew coordinators for housing, hiring and assigning faculty and developing courses and course descriptions. Liaise with various department across campus to ensure a positive experience for all participants. Assess the effectiveness of Pre-College faculty and course offerings, pertaining to the student experience and enrollment. 

  • Regularly collaborate with the Associate Director of recruitment to bolster effectiveness of the Pre-College Program as a strategic undergraduate enrollment initiative.

  • Work closely with the Associate Chair of the English and the Visual Arts program to monitor new student enrollment and facilitate the transfer of students from the EVA to BFA program. This includes performing class visits, interviews and transfer credit evaluations for internal applicants.

  • Generate lists of Honors Program applicants to facilitate review process by program director. Issue Honors Program acceptance letters and assist with related enrollment logistics.

  • Develop timeline for promotional outreach for special programs; execute mailings/email blasts to drive enrollment. Maintain and monitor the social media account(s) for the Pre-College Program.

  • Establish and maintain Salesforce CRM and Colleague database for all special program students. Facilitate online registration process for Pre-College students with attention given to smooth registration and billing operations. Generate reports and provide periodic analysis of special programs, including enrollment, yields and conversions.

  • Consistently maintain special program sections of the SVA website. Make annual updates to the Pre-College brochure and parent handbook and Honors Program Brochure.

  • Serve as the liaison with high schools, outside art institutions, scholarship funds, and diversity organizations interested in special programs. Develop programs, tours and workshops to establish and maintain positive relations with local high schools.

  • Manage temporary and student worker staff assisting with special programs.

  • Actively participate in undergraduate recruitment events on an as-needed basis.

  • Assist with on-campus special events, tours and portfolio reviews on an as-needed basis.




  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Background in visual arts or related field.

  • Three-to-five years of professional experience in related field, including significant admissions experience (preferably at a regionally accredited college of art). Experience working with high school students preferred.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated success in a supervisory position.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong writing skills and comfort with public speaking.

  • High-level of technological proficiency essential. Experience with social media and digital marketing highly encouraged.

  • Flexibility and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as office needs dictate.

  • Willingness to travel.


 School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit Learn more about working at SVA.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to No walk-ins or phone calls, please. The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.