Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Professional Studies Coordinator

CCAD is seeking a professional who enjoys fast-paced roles, can work independently with little supervision, is a critical thinker, and has the ability to multi-task to fill this role. We are in search of someone who can collaborate and provide a wide range of high-quality services while engaging with students, Alumni and the rest of our CCAD community.

We are dedicated to our mission of being an agile, trusted, strategic partner who delivers sustainable services and solutions that contribute to CCAD's success through the attraction, retention and engagement of a talented creative, diverse and inclusive workforce and we would love for you to join our team!


The Professional Studies Coordinator is an essential part of a small team dedicated to providing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities in art and design at CCAD. The ideal candidate relishes opportunities to create, streamline, implement, and sustain efficient workflows. They take pride in facilitating welcoming and frictionless experiences with CCAD programming. And they enjoy directly interacting with students, alumni, and the creative community across the ways art and design education inspire and transform creative professionals at any stage of their career.

This position is a hybrid of in-person and remote work, M-F 8:30am-5pm, with some weekend or evening duties tied to events periodically required. The hybrid status of this position is subject to change based on the shifting needs of the college.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following and other duties as assigned:

Professional Studies

  • Coordination of professional program participant enrollment, including both direct customer service and online enrollment system management
  • Maintenance of professional program student records, including the creation of dissemination of regular enrollment and record reports to key stakeholders
  • Support of Director of Career Education in scheduling and preparing classrooms for professional studies classes, workshops, events, training sessions, and bootcamps
  • Manage instructor agreements
  • Support of Director of Career Education in supply ordering, tracking, and management
  • Coordination of Professional Studies marketing efforts, including simple content creation and population of social media accounts and other approaches in alignment with CCAD's marketing and communications department.

Master of Professional Studies

  • Serve as point of contact for Master of Professional Studies student registration queries, especially around enrollment in electives
  • Provide support for student orientation planning and activities
  • Primary management of MPS events, including networking events, guest speakers , and "CCAD Knows" webinar series, including contract management, travel coordination, scheduling, and day-of-event facilitation
  • Occasionally may need to be present for off-campus events


  • 1-3 Student workers


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff
  • Ability to organize, manage, and populate social media accounts
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft suite, Google suite, Adobe suite as well as willingness to learn new programs
  • Resourceful, self-directed, proactive, detail oriented, and deadline driven work ethic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously within time constraints


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required.
  • Three years of administrative support, higher education or arts organization preferred


  • The employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus.


  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
  • The pace of the work environment is moderate to fast.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

COMPENSATION: This position is full-time, non-exempt. Compensation is commensurate on experience and qualifications. CCAD offers a benefits package including: vacation time, additional paid time off while the college is closed during winter break, sick time accrual, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, campus parking, and free admission to the Columbus Museum of Art.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit to submit your application. When asked to upload application materials, please submit a resume/CV and a cover letter. If you are applying from any website other than CCAD or Indeed, you will receive a follow up email 3 hours after your initial submission directing you to follow the link and complete your application. You must complete this two-step process, or your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.

CCAD Vaccination & Booster Requirement Notice

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is committed to protecting our students, employees, and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the state of Ohio, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, CCAD is implementing a vaccination & booster requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees, including on-campus, hybrid, or fully remote status, are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination and booster shot (if eligible) as determined by CCAD and provide proof of their fully vaccinated/up to date status upon hire.

Reasonable Accommodation: Employees in need of an exemption from this policy requirement due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must request a Request for Accommodation form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and/or granted where they do not cause CCAD undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Human Resources at

*CCAD reserves the right to modify, supplement, revise, or rescind any part of this notice as it deems necessary or appropriate with notification..

About CCAD:

Columbus College of Art & Design teaches a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private, accredited, and nonprofit art and design colleges in the United States. CCAD offers 11 BFA programs in a variety of visual art and design disciplines, a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Retail Design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and commerce at the highest level. At the core of CCAD is The CCAD Way, one of Creative Collaboration, Intentional Inclusivity, and Proven Potential. Our Core Values of Respect, Positivity, Inspiration, and Accountability unite us. CCAD's Presidential Commission on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion works to help CCAD grow with intention into a more inclusive and equitable institution. Learn more at

About Columbus:

As the 14th largest city in the country and the largest and fastest-growing city in Ohio, Columbus is collaborative, open, and dynamic. Between incredible arts and entertainment, exciting collegiate and professional sports, and a spectacular downtown riverfront of sprawling greenspace, Columbus has something for everyone. Here, you'll find all the culture and amenities you'd expect in a major city, with the friendly and approachable attitude of the Midwest. Franklin County, where Columbus is located, is the epicenter of the state's political, economic, and social presence and is home to 1.3 million residents with a median age of 34. Columbus is a top city for equality and was the recipient of a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign in 2020. And central Ohio is serious about higher education: the Columbus region is home to 52 college and university campuses, with 22,000 annual college graduates. Because CCAD is closely tied to the city's numerous art and design spaces and ever-expanding districts, you'll have plenty of places to experience creativity and showcase your own.

EEO Statement:

As an educational and cultural institution, a culture of equity and inclusion is not an add-on at CCAD, rather it is central to how we define creative excellence and the health of our institution. CCAD believes that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability. At CCAD, we are determined to foster an environment of inclusion and equity. CCAD is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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