The Admissions Counselor represents Dallas Theological Seminary to prospective students, applicants, and incoming students both on campus and in the field to the public. This position is responsible for identifying prospective students, counseling them as to whether seminary study is appropriate for them, informing them of seminary programs, admissions policies, and seminary life, and encouraging them to apply. The Admissions Counselor is also responsible for helping applicants submit all necessary credentials for admission and evaluating applicants for admission.
The successful male applicant will have recently earned a professional degree from DTS, preferably a ThM, or be entering the latter portion of his study. Must be able to travel six to eight weeks per year and be able to lift materials of up to 50 pounds on occasion, including setting up the DTS display on the field. Must exhibit excellent personal relationship and communication/public speaking skills. Good character, flexibility, discretion, confidentiality, and theological awareness are required. Must 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, contacts, and write letters. Creativity, leadership skills, team work, a positive experience at DTS, and previous recruitment experience is desired. Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills as well as the ability to work with a variety of age groups are also preferred. A minimum two-year commitment is requested.
- Work with the Director of Admissions and other Admissions counselors to plan, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy
- Manage a set of Admissions accounts to help them apply, evaluate them for admission, and facilitate the matriculation of accepted students
- 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)
- Communicate Admissions policy and information about seminary life to prospective students and applicants via phone, email, or in-person
- Provide career counsel and arrange for an introduction to the campus to prospective students who visit
- Carry out other projects as assigned by the Director of Admissions