Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time Admissions Representative. Under the broad supervision of the Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Admissions Representative is directly responsible for the management of a designated caseload of prospective students with the primary goal of moving them through the admission process. This consists of, but is not limited to: lead generation and converting on-campus prospective student inquiries to applicants, and ultimately to enrolled students; visit high schools; attend regional college fairs representing Trinity Christian College; and build relationships with high school guidance and appropriate academic and non-academic departments.
Desirable start date is June 1, 2019. Initial review of applications will begin approximately April 1 and continue until it is filled.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Exercises discretion and independent judgment in planning and implementing a strategy for territory management to meet assigned recruitment goals. Fully responsible for results, especially the meeting of enrollment goals within the territory.
Advises prospective students and parents regarding general college search process, all aspects of college life, likelihood of acceptance and academic success at Trinity Christian College.
Visits, according to pre-established schedule, churches, high schools, two-year colleges, college fairs and similar sources to recruit student applicants.
Contacts high schools to arrange visitation; confirms visits with guidance office; presents information about the College to interested students; places posters, pamphlets, catalogs and other materials in high visibility locations.
Communicates with contact persons in churches (i.e. student ministry leaders, pastors, etc.) within the specified territory to provide for appropriate involvement with church student programming, become a resource for the church, and identify potential applicants through direct contact.
Contacts inquiring students directly to arrange direct interviews during visits to schools, churches, etc. within the specified territory.
Develops a highly flexible presentation concerning the College and its academic and student life programs; presents the program to individuals and groups in a manner designed to stimulate and motivate applicants.
Interviews student applicants for admission as assigned; recommends acceptance or denial. Recommends candidates for the Trinity’s Founders’ Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship Programs.
Manages internal relationships with Trinity’s office of the registrar, faculty, office of financial aid, athletics, etc., in order to assure orderly admission into the college for incoming freshman and transfer students within the representative’s assigned territory
Participates in the follow-up of inquiries and applicants as appropriate, including phone calls and personal visits.
Reports activities and results achieved in each area visit as directed.
Assists individual applicants concerning special admissions problems or considerations.
Participates in special events at the College as directed, especially those being organized by the Enrollment Division.
Provides additional services in support of the recruitment program as may be requested.
All other duties as assigned depending upon the needs of the Enrollment Division.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required. Three to five years of work experience in the areas of marketing, sales, public relations, or related fields highly preferred.
Other desirable qualifications include:
Previous admissions experience
Professional expertise and integrity
Excellent computer and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability and willingness to travel extensively
Self-sufficient and able to manage time independently and effectively
Attention to detail
Vision that aligns with the direction of the college
Ability to learn and use CAMS database software
Ability to learn and use Slate CRM
Ability to use MS OFFICE products
Knowledge of social media platforms and electronic communication
Trinity Christian College seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the online application process:
A brief cover letter
A written statement that describes his/her Christian faith commitment and how it is expressed through involvement with the body of Christ and participation in a local church
About Trinity Christian College
Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,000 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, criminal justice, and exercise science. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education, business, and psychology. Trinity Christian College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.