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Admissions Associate

Department: DTS-Houston

Hours: 15 hours per week

Description

           The Admissions Associate will make contact with prospective students, provide information about DTS, answer questions, and provide general follow-up.  The candidate will research and make contact with individuals and organizations to inquire about recruitment events.  The candidate will represent the Seminary both on campus and in the field, and to the public as well as to other constituencies of the school.  In addition, the Admissions Associate will participate in various events and meetings.

Requirements

           The successful candidate will have a professional degree from DTS or be entering the latter portion of their study, must be able to work Mondays through Thursdays, occasional Saturdays, and be able to travel local several times a year.  The candidate must exhibit excellent personal relationship, communication, and public speaking skills, be of good character, be flexible, maintain confidentiality and discretion, and exercise theological awareness.  The candidate must be able to lift materials of up to 20 pounds on occasion, including setting up the DTS display on the field, be a self-starter who is a fine example of a Dallas Seminary graduate, must be computer literate, able to efficiently use our computer systems to record activities and correspond via e-mail.  Creativity, ability to multi-task, previous recruitment experience, leadership and team-work skills, marketing experience, and excellent organizational skills are helpful.  An ability to work with a variety of age groups, previous event planning experience, and positive experience at DTS is also desired.

            A minimum two-year commitment is preferred.  The Seminary permits the employment of qualified relatives of employees, of the employee’s household, or immediate family as long as such employment does not, in the opinion of the Seminary, create actual conflicts of interest.  More information about this policy is available upon request. Employment is contingent on the results of a background check at the point of hire. The DTS Crime Report can be viewed at www.dts.edu/departments/campus/campuspolice/dallas/crimereport.  A written copy is available upon request by emailing campuspolice@dts.edu.  We regret that we are unable to extend an invitation for an interview to every applicant.  Only those applicants whose qualifications and experience appear to best match the needs of this position will be contacted.  All applicants will be notified by email after the position has been filled.  Please direct any questions or inquiries to Human Resources.

Duties

  • Work with the Admissions Counselor to develop and execute a recruitment strategy in the Houston area.
  • Research and make contact with churches, individuals, and organizations about potential opportunities for DTS-Houston to recruit.
  • Represent the Seminary on field visits, including transportation, setup, and takedown of Seminary public relations displays and publications; reinforce Seminary ties on such field trips (e.g., with alumni and college faculty).
  • Meet with prospective students through scheduled appointments to introduce them to the Seminary, give counsel regarding degree program choice, answer questions, and provide a tour of the campus.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist the Admissions Counselor in the implementation of Seminary Preview Day events for prospective students.
  • Help plan, organize, and coordinate all Seminary Preview Day events in Houston and the Woodlands. This includes enlisting volunteers, setting up, communicating with guests before arrival, and evaluation follow-up.
  • Make contact with prospective students through a series of phone calls that supplement the letter process.
  • Keep track of phone calls, emails, and texts.
  • Encourage prospective students to apply.
  • Learn about DTS programs and admissions policies.
  • Answer questions from prospective students about DTS and degree programs.

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