As a Christ-centered institution, East Texas Baptist University educates students by integrating biblical faith and learning to develop mind, body, and soul through community engagement to prepare graduates to be Christian servant leaders in their calling to God and humanity.
Core Commitments of East Texas Baptist University
Embracing Faith – Ensure the integration of biblical faith in curricular and co-curricular experiences including service opportunities while embracing our Baptist heritage.
Engaging Minds – Equip students through excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship to explore God’s truth and providing the knowledge and skills for academic success, degree completion, employment opportunity, and lifelong learning.
Empowering Leaders – Develop and deploy Christian servant leaders for their callings to God and to humanity.
Enhancing Community – Create an environment conducive to the development of the whole person through relevant facilities, resources, and services which allows a diverse and growing community to utilize their God-given gifts both locally and globally.
The Director of Admissions is directly responsible to the Vice President for Enrollment. The Director is responsible for the recruitment of new students to the University, and the facilitating of on-campus and off-campus recruiting events. The Director shall develop and maintain a budget spending plan. Additionally, the Director is responsible for developing an overall recruiting strategy, for hiring and supervising Admissions Counselors and support staff, and providing input for all printed material connected to the recruiting process. The Director shall assist in the evaluation of the credentials of prospective student applications in deciding which students shall be granted admission status to the University.
Education/Certification: An earned Master’s Degree is preferred.
Special Knowledge/Skills: Must be familiar with various computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Should possess supervisory, organizational, planning, management, and budgeting skills; good oral and writing skills; should show evidence of some creative instincts.
Experience: Three (3) years of recruiting/admissions experience
Christian Commitment: Must be a Christian who is a member of a church that holds Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord, and who holds solely the Holy Bible as sacred Scriptures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop the student recruiting strategy for the University. Direct and facilitate all admissions-related processes and events.
Create and implement a set of policies and standards for the Admissions Department.
Develop and follow the Admissions Master Plan and Institutional Effectiveness Plan according to prescribed University procedures.
Supervise the work of the Admissions Counselors and support staff.
Work closely with the ETBU Marketing & Communication Department to provide quality recruiting pieces that provide accurate information to prospective students.
Develop and submit a comprehensive budget for the work of the Admissions Office. Oversee budgeted expenditures and exercise managerial oversight to ensure the successful implementation of key programs, events, and recruitment initiatives designed to impact the enrollment behavior of incoming students.
Represent the University as needed and work to facilitate the positive image that ETBU has within the community and constituency. Establish, organize, administer, and evaluate an effective program of student recruitment in the context of ETBU’s mission and admission policies and standards.
Evaluates the functionality of the admissions/recruitment process.
Provides accurate records and reports to the Vice President for Enrollment.
Adhere to all state, and federal accreditation and college rules and regulations regarding student recruitment.
Develop project timelines and utilize project manager software to plan and track outcomes of assigned key programs of interest and events, design and analyze institutional recruitment data to make decisions to target recruitment efforts for successful enrollment outcomes.
Assist with meeting enrollment, recruitment, and student service objectives of the University by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment
East Texas Baptist University is located in Marshall, Texas. It is an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas since 1912. Our purpose is the development of intellectual inquiry, social consciousness, wellness, skills for a contemporary society, global awareness, and Christian character, for we believe that these endeavors prepare students to accept the obligations and opportunities to serve humanity and the Kingdom of God. Our primary focus is on quality academic programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences, fine arts, and selected professional areas. We are committed to Christian stewardship and to providing and maintaining an environment conducive to learning, leadership development, and academic excellence. We affirm that the liberal arts form the surest foundation for education and that the Christian faith provides the surest foundation for life.
We strive to serve students of varied ages and of diverse socioeconomic, geographic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. We seek students who demonstrate a potential for success in our supportive and challenging environment. We employ Christian faculty who are dedicated to teachi...ng, scholarship, advising, and service as they model the principles of the Christian faith. As a Baptist university we are committed to the integration of learning and Christian faith in the pursuit of truth.