Director of Admissions and Student Services
Phillips Theological Seminary is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of its faculty, staff, and student community. The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals and communities acting with God to transform the world.
Position: Director of Admissions and Student Services
Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
Mission of Position: The mission of this position is to create and sustain an attentive, responsible student services program that offers support as students seek to fulfill their educational and vocational goals from the time of initial application to a degree program, through admission procedures, matriculation, coursework, and graduation.
Areas of Responsibilities:
- Student Life – provide a broad range of professional services that contribute to students’ success in theological studies and develop student community both online and on-campus, including support of the ongoing work of the PTS Student Senate.
- Federal Educational Policy Compliance - participate in the development and enforcement of rules and guidelines that fulfill the seminary’s obligations to federal educational policies related to Title IV programs: reporting, disclosure, annual programs (e.g., drug and alcohol use awareness), accommodations for persons with disabilities, and FERPA.
- Strategic Enrollment Management – lead the seminary’s admissions and retention processes through monitoring of admissions data as collected through the ATS questionnaires and other assessment tools, collaborate with Seminary Relations staff in recruitment efforts especially in relation to the admissions process; and work with the Vice President for Administration and others in developing tuition and financial aid recommendations for the Board of Trustees.
- Academic Support – coordinate events that support the academic cycle of students and the seminary beginning with orientation through the graduation process.
- Academic Policies and Procedures Maintenance—give oversight to production of student handbooks, catalog, and other materials related to academic policies and procedures.
· Student Financial Aid Officer and Office Assistant for Student Services
· Experience in student services in higher education
· Master’s degree from an ATS accredited institution
· Experience in use of social media in developing online community
· Competency in technological admissions and enrollment management systems, i.e., BlackBaud.
A résumé, a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant professional experience, and the names and contact information of at least four references, should be sent to: Nancy Claire Pittman, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean, Phillips Theological Seminary, 901 North Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74116. Electronic submissions will be accepted. Email to: email@example.com. EOE.