Admissions Counselor

Job Title:Admissions Counselor
Reports To: Director of Enrollment Management
Location: Flexible
Pay: $18.75 to $23.42/hour

General Statement of Job Function

The Admissions Counselor is the primary contact for prospective Denver Seminary students from initial inquiry through matriculation. In this student-facing role, counselors communicate Denver Seminary’s strengths, commitments, programs, and resources to increase yield, meet admissions goals, and transition students to successful study in their program, whether online or on campus. This admissions counselor role works alongside other admissions counselors to successfully onboard the student, recognizing the unique needs of the specific caseload assigned. Successful admissions counselors are highly personable, hospitable, and organized, with a passion for Denver Seminary and the ability to anticipate student needs as they help students navigate the application, financial aid, registration, payment, and onboarding processes. Admissions counselors meet with students regularly while managing their admissions timeline and communicating efficiently and effectively before handing them off after matriculation. Counselors are also the primary administrator of the student record and application throughout the admissions process.

Essential Functions

  • Builds and maintains meaningful relationships with prospective students that ultimately encourages them to attend Denver Seminary.
  • Speaks knowledgeably about Denver Seminary to a wide, yet targeted audience to increase prospective student pool and applicant yield.
  • Hosts campus visits (virtual or on-campus) and facilitates connections between prospective students and faculty, staff, and current students.
  • Manages a 48-hour communication turnaround time for all incoming student emails and calls, new applications, and new inquiries.
  • Maintains communication with the counselor caseload each month through proactive calls and emails.
  • Participates in Preview Days/Virtual Info Sessions from set-up to tear-down, including speaking on behalf of the seminary to visiting students during various sessions.
  • Travels and recruits prospective students at events and undergraduate institutions. Travel is local and domestic (up to 50% of the time, during the recruitment cycle)
  • Provides prospective students with prompt, relevant, and accurate information.
  • Conveys information and advice to prospective students via email, Zoom, publications, telephone, and in-person interactions with respect to admissions procedures, degree programs, student life and other related topics.
  • Manages each prospective student’s record in Slate and Campus Nexus to ensure the ongoing accuracy of student information, the submission of a strong and complete application, and the logging of interactions with each student.
  • Compiles and reviews completed applications as the first reader.
  • Opportunities for outside travel for recruitment events (local and national).

Education/Training

  • Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience. 
  • 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. 

Qualifications

  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ required and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments. 
  • Professional and hospitable disposition.  
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to manage ongoing projects with regular interruptions and minimal oversight. Adaptability to changing goals and priorities.  
  • Commitment to Denver Seminary’s mission and statement of faith and a willingness to recruit students from various backgrounds to Denver Seminary’s programs.  
  • Personal integrity, high attention to detail, and passion for excellence in all endeavors.  
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, make appropriate contacts, and maintain cooperative working relationships.  
  • Self-driven, results-oriented, ability to maintain a clear focus on high quality outcomes.  
  • Loyalty to the seminary president, administration, director of admissions, and colleagues. A forward planner, initiative-taker, and goal-setter who continually assesses performance and seeks to improve personally and professionally. 

Outcomes

Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Admissions Counselor supports this mission by: 

  • A well-maintained and developed recruitment territory with increased yield throughout the admissions funnel 
  • Successful recruitment of incoming class that meets admissions goals 
  • Effective and timely performance of assigned tasks 
  • Ongoing development professionally and personally 

Typical Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.

Application Process

Willingness to support Denver Seminary’s vision, sign the National Association of Evangelicals Faith Statement, and abide by the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments is required.

Please complete our online application form.  

Please send your resume or CV to resume@denverseminary.edu.