Emory University Assistant Director, Admissions-Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



885520:Candler School Of Theology

Job Description:


  • Earned theological degree.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong presentation, listening, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and a drive toward completion of goals.

  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.

  • Demonstrated understanding of enrollment strategies and market research.

  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and database management (CRM) skills, preferably Slate (Technolutions).

  • Sensitivity to the issues of vocational discernment.

  • Appreciation for the nature of the ordained ministry and the ministry of the laity.

  • Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, and the Church.

  • Ordination in a mainline Protestant denomination.


  • Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment strategies for a professional school.

  • Attends recruitment functions and maintains contact with prospective students, candidates and recruiting contacts.

  • May coordinate admission programs for one or more student group such as prospects, already accepted prospects, alumni, internationals, or transfers.

  • Reviews applications for admission, provides comments, and assigns an admissions rating to each application.

  • Recommends which applicants to accept, refer, reject, or put on the waiting list.

  • May participate in coordinating alumni volunteer activities to enhance student recruitment.

  • Assists in planning and implementing special student recruitment events.

  • Conducts information sessions and tours for visiting students and parents.

  • Answers questions concerning admission, housing, financial aid, academic departments and the university in general.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree and three years of college admission or recruiting experience in a university or business environment or related experience. Effective public speaking skills.


Operating Unit/Division:

Candler School Of Theology

Job Title:

Assistant Director, Admissions-Candler School of Theology

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Additional Job Details:

At the direction of the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Assistant Director of Admissions will implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy for assigned territories and/or academic programs to meet enrollment and revenue objectives for fall, spring, and summer enrollment periods. This will include:

*proactively building rapport with prospective students, helping them to define their objectives, and understand the Candler resources available to help them meet their objectives;

*timely and effective response to prospective student queries at all stages of the recruitment funnel;

*outreach to and information sharing with prospects throughout the recruitment cycle, through email, telephone, paper, and personal contacts to generate applications and increase enrollment yields;

*traveling to colleges, universities, and conferences to meet with prospective students and influencers;

*extending hospitality and make presentations at on- campus recruitment events (day, evening, and weekend) and to influencers of prospective students;

*arranging in person, telephone, and virtual meetings between prospective students and faculty, program directors, current students, and alumni;

*review of applications and recommendation of admissions decisions using established evaluation criteria;

*review of applications for scholarship and recommendation of awards using established evaluation criteria;

*tracking recruitment activities and results, generating related reports and meeting performance metrics by established deadlines;

*evaluating recruitment activities, responding to customer and supervisor feedback and adjusting performance accordingly.

The above statements are intended to describe the work expected of the Assistant Director of Admissions. This document is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsible duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

The Assistant Director of Admissions reports to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. He/she maintains an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Candler Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Development, and Student Programming Offices, staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, alumni, campus ministers, and other influencers of prospective theological students.