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Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Meadville Lombard Theological School

Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Meadville Lombard Theological School
Chicago IL 60605

POSTED August 18, 2014
DEADLINE November 11, 2014


Our Mission
At Meadville Lombard Theological School, we educate students in the Unitarian Universalist tradition to embody liberal religious ministry in Unitarian Universalist congregations and wherever else they are called to serve. We do this to take into the world our Unitarian Universalist vision of justice, equity, and compassion.

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director of Recruitment and Admissions is a full time 12 month exempt administrative position. The Director is a key member of the Student Services staff and has close working relationships with students, alumni/ae, faculty, and staff of Meadville Lombard.


  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions will be responsible for overseeing the recruitment and admissions functions for Meadville Lombard Theological School. This position requires off-site travel.
  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions is responsible for the planning, organizing, and execution of a macro graduate marketing and communications plan for recruitment and admissions.
  • Working with the Dean of Students, the Director of Recruitment and Admissions oversees the establishment of application policies and procedures and coordinating the evaluation of applicants with the individual programs and faculty.
  • The Director is responsible for maximizing the recruitment of new students and the retention of existing students through the strategic use of institutional tuition reduction awards; recruitment at the UUA General Assembly and other venues; conducting Prospective Student Conferences; and working closely with the communications office to provide leadership in the development of all MLTS recruitment literature, the Web site and other marketing and advertising materials.
  • The Director is responsible for developing and managing the recruitment and admissions income and expenditure budgets.
  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions position has no direct reports and as such requires the discipline and skills to work independently on a large range of tasks.


  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions will possess a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and have at least five years of experience in enrollment management, preferably graduate enrollment management, leading or assisting in managing and operating a  successful office of admissions or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with  Blackbaud Education Edge software system is desirable.
  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions will have an understanding of contemporary marketing, recruitment and data base enrollment strategies. He /She will be an effective planner, provide evidence of excellent organization, management skills.
  • The Director of Recruitment and Admissions will have excellent writing and speaking skills and  enjoy practicing both.
  • The preferred candidate will be well organized, have strong, effective verbal, written, time management and organizational skills, be able to multi-task and work effectively under pressure. This position requires someone who will exercise a high level of discretion; have the ability to deal with diverse groups of individuals and situations with a high degree of good judgment. The ideal candidate should demonstrate computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and fluency with internet applications and a willingness to learn new applications. Ability to function as a team player in a fast-paced environment, dependability, sense of humor and enthusiasm are essential.

Other Experience/Aptitudes:

  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of a mission-based organization
  • Creativity in producing communications pieces  
  • Ability to focus on details as well as the big picture
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, determine priorities, and meet deadline pressure
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Meadville Lombard Theological School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The School is committed to enriching its educational experience through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references by email to:
Deborah Bieber, Vice President, Finance and Administration
Meadville Lombard Theological School

Position open until filled. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED