POSTING DATE: October 27, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus




Director of Admissions


The Admissions Representative is a professional admissions officer who provides support and representation of Wayland and its admissions and recruiting process in accordance with the mission of the University.


1. Hires, manages, and evaluates a recruitment team consisting of four (4) part-time student workers.  With in the team the Admissions Representative assigns duties and tasks for the team members to carry out.  The student workers duties are directly tied to the support of the Admissions Representative and their effort to effectively recruit for the university.

2. Resides in a primary recruiting market (Plainview) to identify and convert prospective students to actual enrolled students.

3. Provides information for prospective students and their parents to inform them of admission requirements, financial assistance programs, scholarship eligibility, student life, and other aspects of Wayland.

4. Travels extensively throughout the market area conducting and /or hosting high school fairs, church visits, fellowships, alumni association meetings, and other conversion activities. 

5.  Make presentations to both groups and individuals in both person and written format.

6.  Work with multiple publics in a manner congruent with the mission of the University.  These publics include but are not limited to: current students, prospective students, parents of both current and prospective students, alumni, trustees, and other college/university personnel, and various internal personnel.

7.  Schedules and performs campus tours of the campus to prospective students, parents, and faculty. 

8. Facilitates the Recruitment Strategic Planning process for the Admissions Department, which includes developing new initiative for the upcoming recruitment process.

9.  Responsible for the implementation of preview events, including, but not limited to Home school, Honors, and Transfer students.

10. Each Representative is responsible of the implementation, operation and supervision of a particular event as assigned by the Director of Admissions.

11. One Representative manages the Pioneer Scholarship Program which includes the authorization to award and distribute money from this scholarship.

12.  One Representative organizes the Recruitment Teams and assembles and heads the hiring committee. Also provides any required training.

13.  Assist parents and students with problems as they arise and as the authorization to resolves this issues.

14.  While recruiting, has the authority to make decision on all matters of significance which includes visiting locations not previous part of the Recruitment Strategic Plan.

15. Adheres to guidelines in the University Policy and Procedures Manual. 


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Experience & Knowledge:

Experience in Higher Education with a preference in admissions work is preferred.       

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Effective communication skills both oral and written.

2.  Must possess computer skills and be able to work with multiple software platforms to include Microsoft Office, and an SQL based database. 

3.  Organizational skills alertness to detail.

4.  Strong sense of customer service.

5.  Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.