Hours: 40 hours/week (1.0 FTE)
Accountability: Director of Admissions
Position Summary: The admissions counselor functions as the primary contact for prospective students from his/her assigned recruitment territory from initial inquiry through matriculation. The admissions counselor effectively communicates the strengths and mission of Western Seminary at each stage in the admissions funnel in order to increase yield at each point in the process.
Education/ Training: Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of related experience and a general record of professional success. Experience with student enrollment or customer service software, marketing and sales. Commitment to discern and maintain confidentiality. Able to communicate effectively in both written and oral form. Excellent public speaking skills. Ability to give careful attention to detail. Computer competent, knowledge of Microsoft Office essential. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the intricacies of theological education, degree program requirements, competencies and training required for various ministries, federal/state policies and regulations related to student enrollment, special needs of groups such as international students and racial/ethnic minorities.
Outcomes: A well-maintained and developed recruitment territory with increased yield throughout the admissions funnel. Fulfillment of all recruitment goals. Effective and timely performance of assigned tasks.
Western’s vision is to be an educational community that promotes gospel-centered transformation in every aspect of its life and work.
Western Seminary serves as a catalyst and resource for spiritual transformation by working with and for the church to equip men and women for strategic ministry roles.