Associate Director of Admission for Recruitment

Website Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Job Description:

The School of Theology and Seminary (SOT/Sem) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the full-time (1.0 FTE), benefit-eligible position of Associate Director of Admission for Recruitment.

This position serves as member of the SOT/Sem Admissions team and participates in implementing the overall strategic direction for annual and long-term enrollment. The Associate Director is primarily responsible for recruiting students for graduate theological study, building a recruitment network, and sustaining strong levels of application inquiries. The Associate Director reports to the Director of Admission and collaborates with Admission Team to increase the school’s visibility on college campuses, in volunteer programs, and throughout the United States, particularly in Catholic parishes and dioceses.


  • Implement the SOT/Sem’s recruitment plan for prospective students with emphasis on generating inquiries to the point of application.
  • Promote SOT/Sem degree programs with potential students, especially undergraduate college students, post-year of service/volunteer participants, and young adult groups.
  • Maintain and expand upon a strong and consistent recruitment network and represent the SOT/Sem at appropriate venues such as conferences, college campuses, volunteer network gatherings, ministry conventions, and other settings that build the school’s network and offer opportunities to generate inquiries.
  • Generate inquiries and maintain personal contact with potential students. Follow-up with students using current contact management methods.
  • Develop and implement a robust webinar series to aid in student discernment and drive inquiries and matriculations to online degree programs.
  • Work in close contact with the Admissions team and Dean of the SOT/Sem to meet specific numeric goals for inquiries and applications.
  • Support the Admissions team in the development and implementation of using social media to support admission inquiries.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal relations and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated creativity, goal orientation and self-motivation to promote SOT/SEM brand and degree programs
  • Strong understanding of recruitment and admission procedures
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of the SOT/Sem


  • Graduate degree in Theology
  • Experience in recruitment and admission in a graduate school setting

Physical Requirements:

Ability to perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations. Significant keyboard and computer use, prolong sitting, and occasional standing. Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Travel Requirements: Willingness to travel 3-5 times a month

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