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Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Lancaster Theological Seminary invites applications for Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, a full-time, exempt administrative position, to start as soon as possible.
The following requirements are representative of knowledge, skill and competencies required:
- expertise in recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and marketing;
- ability to clearly articulate and promote mission and programs of the Seminary through contact with individuals or groups that may benefit from the Seminary’s educational programs;
- knowledge of the church in the Central Atlantic region, denominational systems, and vocation of ministry;
- interpersonal skills that promote positive and productive relationships with diverse persons;
- keen ability to assess promise for ministry and academic achievement in prospective students; organizational and decision-making skills;
- collegial working style;
- ability to multi-task; computer literacy;
- demonstrated ability of effective supervision of staff and teams.
Graduate theological education, including an earned degree (MDiv, MAR, DMin, etc.) and/or ordination is highly valued.
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Travel is an essential part of this position. The Director of Admissions is expected to participate in the recruitment of students and represent the seminary, which will require local and long-distance travel.
● Develop, oversee and manage student recruitment including public appearances, visits to engage prospective students, mailings, preparation of recruitment materials, and open house events. Work with VP of Academic Affairs and Dean, the Development Office, and other staff to develop appropriate print materials, website, and other on-line social networking opportunities for recruitment of prospective students and other aspects of admissions.
● Implement admissions procedures and standards. Coordinate and participate in interview and admissions procedures that lead to the selection of vocationally appropriate and academically qualified students. Meet target goals for recruitment and enrollment.
● Travel 3-6 days a month and 18-25 nights per year. Share with the Admissions Associates the travel required for the recruitment of students.
● Utilize analytic ability to assess recruitment data indicators such as number of inquirers, percent of inquirers admitted, demographics of entering classes, and other data as requested by administration or trustees.
● Participate in strategic planning and direction setting for the school as requested.
● Serve on the Administrative Cabinet.
● Administer, manage and oversee department functions including selection and supervision of staff.
● Establish annual goals and objectives.
● Prepare and oversee Admissions Office budget.
● Develop, strengthen, and maintain relationships with constituencies that are a key source of prospective students.
● Manage and award Seminary scholarship funds; work with Development Office to ensure that awards are in compliance with donors' dictates.
● Judge student qualifications for need-based and merit scholarship awards and manage award process equitably within institution's available funds.
● Discuss housing options with students and coordinate assignments of housing with Business Office.
● Apply for scholarship funds from outside sources. Make outside scholarship opportunities available to students.
● Serve on various committees and task forces of the Seminary as assigned by VP of Academic Affairs and Dean.
● Prepare reports for supervisor, faculty, senior leadership, and the Board of Trustees.
● Attend the Education & Student Life Committee of the Board, the Doctor of Ministry Committee, and monthly faculty meetings.
● Attend Conference annual meetings and other denomination meetings and gatherings in coordination with offices of Development and President.
We will use a rolling application process, considering applications as they are received. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
Email a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of four references to: Rachel Gawn, email@example.com
Lancaster Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, affectional preference, or veteran or citizenship status. We act affirmatively to attain a more balanced representation of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities.