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Director of Admissions

Cleveland Institute of Art / Posted June 24, 2022


The Enrollment Management Office at Cleveland Institute of Art invites applications for the full-time Director of Admissions position. The Director of Admissions oversees all aspects of admissions and student recruitment, which includes the college’s application and acceptance processes. In this role the Director will oversee the short and long term planning recruitment strategies to ensure that Cleveland Institute of Art meets enrollment objectives. This role will collaborate with the Director of Financial Aid to align Cleveland Institute of Art’s admissions and financial aid processes as well as work with the Director of Admissions Systems & Data to develop data driven recruitment strategies. The ideal candidate will be a data driven decision maker, a creative leader in admissions, recruitment and retention, and be an experienced admission and financial aid professional.

We are seeking an individual who is energetic, enthusiastic with both customer service and marketing skills. The ideal candidate will be engaging and informing prospective parents and students about Cleveland Institute of Art and the benefits of obtaining higher education at our institution on an individual, small, and large group basis. The Director of Admissions will conduct one-on-one meetings, manage recruitment events and conduct campus visits and tours. Along with meeting families on campus, the Director of Admissions will develop and lead inclusive outreach efforts to draw diverse families to the institution and ensure that Cleveland Institute of Art continues to enroll promising students who both thrive as part of the school community and in turn contribute to the community as a whole.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required as well as a minimum of five years of progressive experience in higher education and candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office. Supervisory experience is required due to the position managing a team of Admissions Counselors along with an Associate and Assistant Director of Admissions. Candidates should possess demonstrated knowledge of state and federal laws and ethical practices in higher education, with an emphasis on recruitment and enrollment policy and practice. The Director of Admissions should be a team player who has a warm collaborative nature, positive energy, possess superior organization and prioritization skills and is self-motivated in the completion of day-to-day tasks and projects. Due to this role working so closely with other departments, staff, parents and students; we are looking for someone who has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including outstanding writing and public speaking skills and the ability to interact comfortably with a variety of people.

We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized or underrepresented in art and higher education and who will contribute to the breadth and diversity of our community.


This is a full-time exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Cleveland Institute of Art offers a benefit package including; vacation, sick, personal time accrual as well as additional time off while the college is closed during winter break; health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, 403B retirement contribution, tuition remission, free campus parking, and inter-museum council discounts.

Review of applicants will begin July 18, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, CIA complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity or national origin.


The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation's leading accredited independent colleges of art and design. Since 1882, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, producing graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftspeople, and educators. With approximately 600 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 13 majors and live and work in Cleveland’s University Circle, one of the country’s most unique cultural centers – recently named by USA Today as the “Best Arts District” in the country.

The mission of CIA is to cultivate creative leaders who inspire people, strengthen communities, and contribute to a thriving and sustainable economy through an innovative education in art and design. Visit our website at: www.cia.edu

CIA Vaccination Requirement Notice

Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) 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, CIA has implemented a vaccination requirement policy for its students and employees.

All employees are required to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as determined by CIA and provide proof of their fully vaccinated 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 or moral belief must request a Request for Exemption form from Human Resources to begin the interactive accommodation process after an official offer of employment is accepted. Accommodations will be considered and/or granted where they do not cause CIA 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 hr@cia.edu

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