Job Opening: Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

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Eden Theological Seminary

Job Title:  Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Department:  Programs Team
Reports To: Dean of the Seminary
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Prepared: November 3, 2022



  • Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Uses multiple technical applications including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation software, electronic calendar, email, and other technical/scientific applications. Uses Internet efficiently and able to navigate virtual communications.
  • Solid working knowledge of recruitment strategies
  • Required: Able to lift up to 25lbs, vehicle, great virtual and physical communication
  • Preferred requirements: Five plus years’ related experience with proven record.
  • Financial Aide experience


Oversees the Seminary’s program for recruiting, admitting and assisting with retention for all academic programs. Directs the Seminary’s Financial Aid services, interfacing with Advancement regarding Scholarships, and with outside service providers and Registrar regarding student loans. Collaborate within an enrollment management system and must understand the nature of current trends in graduate theological education, international F1 policies as well as have a commitment to enrolling students for the Progressive Christian movement.


As a member of the Programs Team, reports to the Dean of the Seminary and collaborates with Admissions’ recruiters to develop and manage the recruitment plan for the various for-credit academic programs of the Seminary that supports the school in relation to a living strategic plan and mission. Nurtures persons within the recruitment pool to identify their Christian or Interfaith vocation and explore their call to one of the ministries of the church (i.e., commissioned, ordained, community, etc.)

Develops and oversees strategies that sustain relationships with persons admitted for study until the time of their initial enrollment in a degree program.

Directs the Seminary’s Financial Aid services, packaging and communicating student aid, and interfacing with the Seminary’s outside service provider for financial aid/student loans.

Finds and secures scholarships beyond the institution and in collaboration with the student as an act of justice and compassion.

Ensure compliance with all relevant domestic and international regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as internal policies and processes. provide guidance on maintaining F-1 or J-1 immigration status while attending Eden and understand F-1 and J-1 visa restrictions ensure seminary and student compliance with immigration policies

Cultivates among the Seminary’s constituencies a sense of the church’s responsibility to call out persons who are gifted for ministry and ready to imagine theologically within community. Develop, cultivate, and maintain networks of relationships that support recruitment plans.  These networks will include the faculty, administrative team and staff, judicatory staff persons, persons involved with judicatory church and ministry committees, alumni/ae and friends of Eden, etc. Travel required.

Oversees programs that provide opportunities for persons in the church to explore Christian vocation, call to ministry, and the opportunities for theological education offered by Eden (e.g., 24 Hours at Eden, campus tours)

Collaborates with Advancement/Communications colleagues in visioning, creation and implementation of both online, social media, and printed materials which adhere to the mission and strategic goals of Eden for marketing, communication, and recruitment.

Eden Theological Seminary is a seminary of the United Church of Christ, with a diverse and ecumenical student body and faculty. Eden’s mission includes commitments to anti-racism and interfaith collegiality. We believe racism and its intersecting oppressions disproportionately hurt the most marginalized people in society—including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people living with disabilities. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.