Graduate Admissions Recruiter

The Admissions Office functions on a management team concept with the Chief Admissions Officer serving as head of the team, with each team member carrying full responsibility for their defined area. Each area supports and encourages one another, yet in a very real sense is a separate entity unto itself.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Graduate Admissions Recruiter’s responsibility is to represent Johnson University on and off campus. Under the guidance of the Chief Admissions Officer, the Graduate Admissions Recruiter for Online Programs works as part of a team to enable the Office of Online Programs and the Office of Admissions to meet their online program enrollment goals. The Graduate Admissions Recruiter manages all enrollment aspects of online programs and certificates at the graduate level. Enrollment aspects include but are not limited to recruitment, application processing, evaluating applications, and working with the University’s communications office in implementing marketing initiatives. The position serves as the primary point of contact for online graduate students throughout the admissions process at Johnson University while working on the Tennessee campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong commitment to the mission and core values of Johnson University.
  • Ability to build relationships with students, campus community, community partners, businesses, and church constituents is vital to the success of this role.
  • Recruit students to Johnson University’s online graduate programs by actively seeking out potential students.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for assigned online prospective students and applicants. Use a variety of channels to communicate with assigned students. These channels include in-person contact, email, phone, texting, video conferencing, and other forms of communication.
  • Respond to any communication (emails/phone/texts) quickly and professionally.
  • Advise prospective students and applicants regarding their application and enrollment at Johnson University.
  • Process and maintain applicant paperwork and files.
  • Communicate regularly with prospects and applicants, documenting all communication.
  • Evaluate application files and recommend the final decision to the Chief Admissions Officer and the Program Director.
  • Maintain strong knowledge of all Johnson University academic programs and keep current with program updates. This includes a thorough understanding and use of admission criteria necessary to guide students through recruitment, admission, and enrollment.
  • Compile reports of recruitment activities and other regular updates of assigned student populations throughout the year. This includes but is not limited to information for Trustee reports and beginning- and end-of-year reporting.
  • Plan and organize travel to recruitment events as necessary.
  • Coordinate faculty recruitment visits to other college campuses as necessary.
  • Support the department by organizing and hosting graduate admissions informational and recruitment events.
  • Develop strategic initiatives and creative ways to reach prospective students.
  • Maintain monthly recruitment goals and provide reporting as requested.
  • Coordinate updates and inventory for promotional materials and displays.
  • Support marketing, communication, and enrollment strategies by coordinating initiatives with program directors.
  • Maintain enrollment communication flow content for prospective students and update regularly.
  • Maintain high visibility and build awareness of Johnson University in appropriate industries.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Must have excellent public speaking and strong written and verbal skills to support relationship building with prospective students and constituents.
  • Discretion and good judgment are essential, as the admissions counselor reviews sensitive admission materials and communicates policy and procedure.
  • Ability to manage stress in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment while prioritizing work daily.
  • Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • High level of accuracy and organization. Attention to detail is imperative.
  • Must have the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Efficient and accurate use of Microsoft applications

Work Schedule

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends occasionally required
  • Local and regional travel as necessary
  • Working at a desk in a climate-controlled office
  • Willingness and ability to travel; a valid driver’s license, able to lift and carry marketing/promotional materials (up to 30lbs)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.