Description: The Director of Admissions of Erskine College shall seek to implement the Christ Centered vision of the college as laid out in the college’s mission. The Director of Admissions will lead the admissions staff by casting vision, setting goals, and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the department. This position reports to the Dean of Enrollment. Position Supervises: Associate Director of Admissions and Church Relations, Data Coordinator, Event Coordinator, and Admissions Counselors.
Mission-Fit: The Director of Admissions must be a committed Evangelical Christian who is an active member of an Evangelical Church and who is excited by and enthusiastic for the Christ-centered mission of Erskine College. Erskine is the denominational school of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church; it is preferred, but not required, that the Director of Admissions will be both Evangelical and Reformed in belief. The Director of Admission must enthusiastically support Erskine’s philosophy of education as laid out in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian’s Philosophy of Education.
Qualifications: • Embrace, support, and promote Erskine College’s Christian mission as an agency of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Master’s Preferred • At least 3-4 years in Admissions work, preferably with experience as Director or Assistant Director • Excellent Organizational and Interpersonal Skills • High Level of Academic and Personal Integrity • Good Written and Oral Skills • Ability to Prioritize and Manage Activities • Strong Attention to Detail • Ability to Lead and Manage the Admissions Team • Ability to Work Independently • Customer Service Skills • Ability to use Social Media and Enrollment Software
Duties: • Manage and direct the admissions office. • Develop and oversee the admissions strategy and admissions related publications and promotional material in both print and online formats. • Work with the dean of enrollment and assistant athletic director to oversee the admissions process of the college. • Coordinate and manage the responsibilities of the admissions counselors including geographic territories, Erskine’s presence at local high schools, co-ops, and churches. • Coordinate and manage the support staff for the admissions office. • Collaborate with various departments to increase student enrollment and retention. • Coordinate training for new staff members for admissions.
Application Process: To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should complete the on-line application, which can be found here. The on-line application includes a link to upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of references
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back more than 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent profession...als. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.