Assistant Director, Admissions - Candler School of Theology

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Candler School Of Theology
Candler School Of Theology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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The Assistant Director of Admissions reports to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and maintains an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Registrar’s Office, the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, and the Office Student Life, as well as other staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, alumni, campus ministers, and influencers of prospective Candler students.



  • 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.
  • Maintenance of a network of ministry leaders and professional contacts that support recruitment initiatives;
  • Development, implementation, and analysis of the cost and benefits of recruitment programs and events
  • Liaising with partner offices—including but not limited to The Candler Foundry, La Mesa Theological Academy, the Center for the Study of Law and Religion, and The Aquinas Center—around Candler and Emory to maximize the School’s offerings and events
  • Development and monitoring of statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, manage yield, forecast enrollments, and determine efficiency of operations in partnership with the Admissions Analyst
  • Speaking with prospective students on and off-campus, locally and nationally, including evenings and weekends, as required.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • 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.



  • Earned theological degree.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel, etc.) and excellent database management (CRM) skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to tend to details.
  • 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.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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