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Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

The Director of Admissions & Financial Aid oversees all operations of the admissions department. The position reports to the President of the College and serves on the President’s Senior Staff. The director is the direct supervisor of admissions personnel and any on-site financial aid personnel. The director will also work closely with staff of the academic programs to advance the College's enrollment goals. It is important to manage partnerships with third-party vendors in support of admissions and enrollment. Understand and use current technologies and platforms for recruiting, admissions, enrollment management, marketing and communications including student information system, application management system, and marketing/CRM software. Provide data reporting on admissions and enrollment.

  • Data collection and analysis; routine and ad-hoc reporting to senior staff.
  • Serves as primary admissions counselor (from inquiry through completed application stage) for one or more specific programs. Serves as back-up admissions counselor for all other programs.
  • Financial aid liaison to outsourced FA provider; Provide financial aid counseling to students, support programs directors from a financial aid perspective to help enroll students.
  1. Well-versed in FA processes as well as up to date on FA rules, regulations and changes through regular correspondence with outsourced financial aid provider and/or attending annual conferences and briefings.
  • Data base management and maintenance for admissions functions including inquiry/prospect tracking, application tracking. 
  1. Proposes and implements new and improved processes.
  2. Trains staff in use of systems.
  3. Integrates processes with other offices and outside agencies as needed.
  4. Serves as one of the “super users” of SIS and consults with IT Director on new initiatives and upgrades.
  • Assists with marketing campaigns for all programs; researches and proposes new marketing venues; manages promotional listings on paid and unpaid websites. 
  • Ensures compliance with College, NEASC, federal, and state regulations that impact admissions activity.
  • Plans and coordinates annual all-programs Open House.
  • In conjunction with admissions counselors, plans and carries out on-campus visitor days.
  • Serves as the primary admissions travel recruiter for the College.
  • Works with program directors to build relationships with other colleges.
  • Researches industry trends and reports on impact of current and future operations, including potential new programs or program variations.
  • Manages Admissions Department budget. 

Please send resume and cover letter to Angela Paladino, Assistant to the President, at

Vermont College of Fine Arts is an equal opportunity employer.



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