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Position Title:  Recruiter     

Reports to:  Director of Admissions and Student Services

Status:  FT/Non-exempt

Mission of Position:  The recruiter is responsible for representing the seminary and its academic programs in a variety of environments and mentoring prospective students through the discernment process by walking with them from their initial contact to the submission of an application.

Areas of Responsibility and Primary Duties

The recruiter is responsible for a variety of duties and activities that support the Office of Admissions and Student Services at Phillips Theological Seminary. 

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Systematically engage in and track strategic reach-outs to prospective students, via phone, email, text, and social media tools, paying special attention to consistency and appropriate follow-up
  • Schedule, organize, and host all prospective student campus visits
  • Report all contacts and contact information to the recruiting team and meet weekly to collaborate on prospective accounts, upcoming events, and mass communications
  • Be an active voice and presence on the Recruitment Strategies Team
  • Assist in the generation and interpretation of recruiting charts, statistics, reports, and data trends
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Admissions and Student Services to develop marketing materials and internal/external communications pertinent to student recruitment
  • Partner with the Director of Admissions and Student Services to revamp current recruiting practices and develop new and innovative recruitment strategies
  • Research and utilize current trends and/or best practices within the areas of theological higher education, recruitment/discernment of graduate students, ecclesiology and the religious climate impacting the seminary, current religious and faith conversations, and the role of theological education in public life
  • Represent the seminary and its academic programs at key strategic public relations and denominational events
  • Partner with current students, alumni, faculty, staff, community leaders, and key influencers in developing a network of support for new student recruitment in order to carry out the mission of the Admissions and Student Service Office and the seminary.


The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Master’s degree in a theological discipline preferred; bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in an educational environment required (recruiting experience a plus)
  • A positive, energetic, outgoing, and hospitable personality with the ability to listen and thoughtfully engage the discernment of a prospective student’s educational and ministerial goals and aspirations
  • In tune with the current religious landscape, familiar with a variety of Christian denominations and practices, and able to articulate the relevance of theological higher education
  • Familiarity with online content management systems is preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of Office 365, Word, Excel, and Salesforce
  • Excellent interpersonal/written communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Sensitivity to working in a multicultural and very diverse setting
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, think creatively and strategically, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with emphasis on collaboration and tact; professionalism, confidentiality and flexibility are critical to success in this role
  • Must be willing and able to travel, as well as lift and carry items up to 20 pounds (some evening and weekend work will be required).

Application Instruction

Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of at least four professional references to gwen.derrick@ptstulsa.edu.

Phillips Theological Seminary offers Christian graduate theological education
in service of intelligent, just, and compassionate religious and civic communities. We welcome
students to a safe space for truth-seeking conversations about the Bible, Jesus, and faithful living.
Courses available on campus and online for certificate, diploma, MDiv, MAMC, MASJ, & MTS
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