Columbus College of Art and Design

Admissions Counselor/Senior Admissions Counselor


Columbus College of Art & Design is looking for 1 full-time Admissions Counselor (at entry or senior level). Under the supervision of the Vice President of Enrollment Management and senior Admissions staff, Admissions Counselors are responsible for implementing recruitment strategies as they relate to undergraduate students. They represent and present CCAD's academic programs to prospective students, parents, teachers, and counselors regionally, nationally, and internationally. They must have the ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic and educational levels and skills by using a variety of interpersonal strategies to interact appropriately in situations ranging from large meetings to individual appointments.  This position is year-round and requires travel in the fall and spring as well as some evenings and weekends. Admissions Counselors must demonstrate a strong knowledge of the visual arts, and have a commitment to arts-based education.



  • Represents CCAD at recruitment events on and off campus including National Portfolio Days, College Days, and college fairs at high schools and community colleges.
  • Represents the quality and scope of an art and design education at CCAD to high school and community college art classes and guidance/career centers, prospective students, parents, and the general public.
  • Speaks publicly to groups on and off campus about CCAD's academic programs, admissions requirements, tuition, and basic financial aid information.
  • Serves as the primary contact for prospective students. Counsels prospective students and families regarding the admissions process and the opportunities that the college presents.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with prospective students, art educators, high school counselors, and others as directed.
  • Contacts and follows up with all inquiries received through email, website requests, college fairs, school visits, phone, social media, etc.
  • Works to complete all assigned undergraduate admissions files from applicants in a timely manner. Track applicants from initial contact through acceptance to attendance in classes.
  • Sends all admissions-related correspondence to applicants in a timely manner and follows up with applicants to make sure all material has been received and understood.
  • Conducts campus tours for prospective students, visitors, and group tours.
  • Works with the CCAD Financial Aid Office to help assist with the awarding of scholarship funds and to explain financial aid processes.
  • Tracks and submits individual travel receipts in accordance to CCAD's travel policy.
  • Schedules visits to designated high schools, community colleges, and community-based organizations.
  • Plans travel details associated with implementing the recruitment program.
  • Participates in the review of applicant files to determine eligibility for admission.
  • Responsible for achieving assigned enrollment goals.
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of various Admissions-related events and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed above. Additional qualifications include:

  • A valid driver's license and exemplary driving record
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Ability to set priorities that accurately reflect relative importance of duties
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work independently within a team
  • Pro-active, creative problem solving approach
  • Position will require travel and varied working hours including some evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel;



BFA in art or design-related field is required.

Admissions Counselors:  1-2  years of experience in higher education or related field is desired but not required.

Senior Admissions Counselors:  2 or more years of directly related experience in higher education required.



Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications will be reviewed beginning March 26, 2018.  The position's start date is negotiable, and can be delayed until after May 1 for experienced applicants.



Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit


CCAD makes recruitment and retention decisions based on credentials, experience, abilities, talent, and results. The administration, faculty, staff and students embrace diversity and the college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 


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