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Seminary Program Representative

Position Deleted on 2/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Marion, IN
Admin - Admissions and Enrollment
Full Time

General Description:

The individual in this position has primary responsibility to recruit students for programs offered by Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. As the primary representative of Wesley Seminary to prospective students seeking to obtain a degree, the person filling this position must have excellent specific knowledge of the degree programs and a superior general understanding of the target audiences for which the programs are designed. Working in consultation with the Assistant Director of Admissions or Director of Admissions, this person assists in developing and modifying plans to recruit for these programs.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Supply information and serve as the primary admissions resource regarding the various Seminary programs to prospective students from the point of initial inquiry to enrollment.
  2. Interface in the enrollment process with various APS and Seminary departments (e.g., Financial Aid, Accounting, Academics, etc.) and prospective students regarding the programs, answering questions about curriculum and course sequence, scheduling, registration, pre-requisites, etc.
  3. Plan and coordinate student visits to campus.
  4. Plan and conduct regularly scheduled visits to key influencers and develop relationships with them as directed. Examples of this could include: key area pastors, Wesleyan leaders, etc.
  5. In consultation with the Assistant Director of Admissions, register for, attend, set up and maintain booth space at selected ministry and Seminary trade shows, conventions, and conferences. This travel will include in state, out of state and potential international travel.
  6. Track proposed class starts for the purpose of informing the Assistant Director of Admissions about status and progress on class development.
  7. Maintain thorough knowledge of all Seminary programs and the associated admissions processes and be able to provide potential students with accurate information.
  8. Attend Seminary meetings and events as requested by the Assistant Director of Admissions.
  9. Input and update student data and interactions and activities in contact management systems
  10. Carry out other tasks as assigned by the Assistant Director of Admissions, AES.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities Required:

  1. Superior communication skills (spoken, written, group, individual)
  2. Excellent computer skills with working experience in word processing, spreadsheets, database usage, e-mail, Internet, etc.
  3. Ability to relate well to ministry professionals
  4. Ability to work independently, especially in the area of arranging and conducting visits, travel, and scheduling daily activities.
  5. Excellent organizational ability
  6. Superior interpersonal skills
  7. Significant travel required with the ability to carry, set up and manage a display
  8. Professional dress required


Smoke-free office environment


Education: Minimum of a bachelor's degree, master's in a ministry related discipline preferred

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of experience in college recruitment, sales, marketing, and/or public relations or ministry. Previous seminary experience as a student or employee an asset.

Personal Characteristics:

According to Indiana Wesleyan University's employment policy, all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement .

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They should not be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other administered programs, and all phases of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment. As an equal opportunity employer, Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or other federal, state, or local laws or executive orders except as claimed in a filed religious exemption. Indiana Wesleyan University affirms its position as a Christian University of the liberal arts and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the intent, mission, and doctrinal position stated in the university catalog. The President, the Administrative Officers, and all persons who have hiring authority will maintain and implement personnel policies and practices to assure that affirmative action/equal opportunity is being actively implemented and that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion shall suffer any form of discrimination. Indiana Wesleyan University will take appropriate steps to provide reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities so long as doing so does not cause Indiana Wesleyan University an undue hardship.
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