Assistant Director, Seminary and Graduate Admissions

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Position Title:

Assistant Director, Seminary and Graduate Admissions

Compensation Grade:

Category 4

Reports To:

Director, Admissions

Direct Reports:

Admissions Counsellor, Seminary

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Two direct reports, both are Admissions Counsellor, Seminary

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Position Purpose
The Assistant Director, Seminary & Graduate Admissions provides leadership to the new student recruitment process for seminary and graduate admissions at Tyndale University by overseeing the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives to achieve recruitment objectives. While the focus will be on Seminary and graduate students, efforts to promote all Tyndale University programs are taken at every possible opportunity as well.
Primary Responsibilities
-In conjunction with the Director of Admissions and in consultation with the Director of Marketing & Communication, develop marketing and recruitment strategies for each stage of the seminary and graduate admissions funnel.
-Ensure the implementation of seminary and graduate marketing and recruitment strategies and achievement of short and long-range targets.
-Recruit, develop, motivate, lead, and mentor direct reports.
-Ensure that recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of department team member(s) are based on agreed-upon measurable objectives (recruitment and marketing); take corrective action where necessary.
-Create and sustain an environment of excellence and professionalism in customer service and teamwork.
-Engage with faculty to look for opportunities to include them in the recruitment of new students.

-Ensure well-qualified seminary and graduate students are recruited to Tyndale University by developing and regularly updating recruitment strategies and processes.
-Oversee the direct recruitment and application processing for all post-graduate and doctoral programs including Post-Graduate Diplomas, Master of Theology (ThM), Doctor of Ministry
(DMin) and Post-DMin Certificates. This position is an admissions specialist for the programs/credentials listed.
-Manage the day-to-day oversight of all remaining seminary and graduate recruitment and application processing done by admissions counsellors including Graduate Diplomas, Master of Theological Studies (MTS), Master of Divinity (MDiv), and Master of Arts (MA).
-Represent Tyndale at recruitment activities to generate prospects.
-Initiate, plan, coordinate, and participate in recruitment-oriented events and programs on and off campus, including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
-Contact prospective students (inquiries and applicants) in various ways to provide counselling towards seminary and graduate education.
-Work closely with other members of the Admissions team to follow up with prospective students and applicants.
-Interface with other stakeholders and departments on campus to achieve Admissions goals.
-Generate and analyze reports to identify trends in the admissions funnel, track progress towards recruitment goals and identify gaps at each stage of the funnel.
Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.
Position Qualifications


-Master’s degree in a relevant field
-Tyndale University degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience (experience with theological or faith-based graduate education preferred)

Experience :

-3-5 years of sales or recruiting experience
-Must have experience in providing leadership and supervision to others, including managing staff towards goals
-Data analysis experience preferred

Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated customer service skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Excellent communication and public speaking skills with considerable experience speaking to audiences of all sizes
Excellent interpersonal skills
Organizational skills, with a high attention to detail
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct data analysis
Working knowledge of basic office equipment and computer software

Personal Characteristics:

A Christian with a keen desire to serve family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement.
A passion for higher education and the desire to play a key role in attracting and preparing students to become exceptional members of society
Entrepreneurial instincts and a desire to "get the job done"
Proven record of relating to a variety of people with tact and diplomacy
Self-motivated "team player" who will take responsibility for his/her actions and work

Physical and Mental Demands:

-Regular work schedule requires non-traditional hours (i.e. evenings and weekends)
-Travel required throughout the year
-Able to lift and carry promotional materials and equipment
-May experience stress in dealing with challenging people (internal and external)
-Moderate to high stress in achieving outcome expectations


Primary Author / Owner:



Justin Hackett
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