College Representative
FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Edwardsville, IL

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FIDM JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: College Representative
DEPARTMENT: Community & Educational Affairs
SUPERVISOR: Director, Speakers Bureau
STATUS: Part time

SUMMARY: To serve as a liaison between FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and the educational community. To initiate and develop professional relationships with counselors, teachers and other members of the educational community in high schools and colleges in assigned geographical territories. Present FIDM prepared curriculum specific presentations targeted at specialized classes, fairs, conferences and exhibitions. Responsible for the marketing of FIDM’s post secondary educational program and career opportunities associated with FIDM majors. Refer students interested in FIDM and act as a liaison in partnering with the Admissions department.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Exercise discretion and good judgment in identifying, communicating and working with appropriate members of the educational community, including counselors and educators in secondary and post secondary institutions and school districts who advise students and influence college choices.
2. Initiate and schedule meetings and presentations with counselors, teachers, career advisors and administrators to inform them on FIDM’s educational programs, industry related careers and educator/student resources offered by FIDM.
3. Understand the environment of the educational community in the assigned territory.
4. Develop foundational knowledge and skills in interdisciplinary curriculums in public and private high schools, as well as 2 and 4-year educational institutions.
5. Speak professionally on a variety of different standards based educational enrichment presentations.
6. Learn and complete specialized certifications on all presentations as assigned by the Territory Director.
7. Perform responsibilities and assignments in the field successfully without supervision.
8. Conduct one-on-one and group meetings and presentations with students who have expressed interest in pursuing careers in the fashion, interior design, visual arts and entertainment industries.
9. Identify prospective students and discern critical leads to communicate to assigned Admissions partners on a regular basis.
10. Utilize strong public relations, customer service and marketing outreach skills to initiate and develop long-term relationships with counselors and educators.
11. Arrange participation and represent FIDM at College Fairs, Career Days, Transfer Days, Professional/Graduate School Fairs and educational industry related conferences.
12. Develop and execute the strategic planning and organization of the territory outreach calendar.
13. Generate innovative approaches and creative, problem-solving techniques to increase awareness about FIDM to targeted high schools and colleges, and work closely with FIDM management and colleagues to develop and provide uniquely tailored materials and expertise as needed.

14. Regularly exercise prudence to modify and customize instructional content which will best suit the specific instructional needs and requests of individual educators, their curriculums and time constraints, as well as student interests and learning styles.
15. Be responsible for administrative duties, including organization and coding of student
information cards, completing payroll and activity reports, maintaining and posting a

current appointment calendar on the FIDM Domino account or other calendar program

as assigned, and providing other critical information regarding educational institutions

and clientele within the assigned territory.
16. Attend all trainings and partnership meetings, and complete all required assignments and studies.
17. Regularly research and stay abreast of FIDM’s websites, industry trends and current events that relate to FIDM and the classroom presentations.
18. Check emails and Domino account regularly and utilize the FIDM intranet.
19. Schedule trainings for new and revised FIDM presentations as required.
20. Participate in FIDM’s special events as required, i.e. Three Days of Fashion, Debut, etc.
21. Project a professional image indicative of a fashion industry professional.
22. Research and schedule activities, conferences, exhibitions, fairs and school visits within the territory.
23. Travel to events within the territory and in other secondary markets as needed as a FIDM representative.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Creative, innovative and talented public speaker Effective oral and written communication skills Ability to work independently as well as on a team Ability to inspire and motivate others Excellent driving record and safe, fully insured vehicle Public relations skills Proficient in operating a variety of multimedia equipment including LCD projectors, DVD players, Smart Boards and computers. · Organizational and excellent time management skills
  • Self-starter with proven track record of initiative work
  • Travel logistics planning and execution
  • Strategic planning
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and/or exceed goals
  • Relate well with students and educators
  • Knowledge of educational systems, schools and districts within the territory
EDUCATION: College degree required

WORK EXPERIENCE: Fashion, visual arts, interior design, or entertainment industry background; public speaking, and educational counseling or teaching

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED:
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet, E mail

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