Senior Manager, Seminary Admissions (1 year contract, maternity leave)

 Posted: Friday, March 26, 2021 | Administrative and Staff Positions

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

The Senior Manager, Seminary Admissions provides leadership to the new student recruitment process at Tyndale Seminary by overseeing the development and implementation of strategies and initiatives to achieve recruitment objectives for Tyndale Seminary. While the focus will be on Seminary students, efforts to promote Tyndale University are taken at every possible opportunity as well.

Primary Responsibilities


  • In conjunction with the Director of Admissions, develop marketing and recruitment strategies for each stage of the Tyndale Seminary admissions funnel.
  • Ensure the implementation of Seminary marketing and recruitment strategies and achievement of short and long-range targets.
  • Recruit, develop, motivate, lead, and mentor direct reports.
  • Ensure that recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of department team member(s) are based on agreed-upon measurable objectives (recruitment and marketing); take corrective action where necessary.
  • Create and sustain an environment of excellence and professionalism in customer service and teamwork.


  • Ensure well-qualified students are recruited to Tyndale Seminary by developing and regularly updating recruitment strategies and processes.
  • Represent Tyndale at recruitment activities to generate prospects. 
  • Initiate, plan, coordinate, and participate in recruitment-oriented events and programs on and off campus, including weekdays, evenings and weekends.
  • Contact prospective students (inquiries and applicants) in various ways to provide counselling towards graduate theological education.
  • Conduct prospective undergraduate student interviews on or off campus.
  • Work closely with other members of the Admissions team to follow up with prospective students and applicants.
  • Interface with other stakeholders and departments on campus to achieve Admissions goals.
  • Generate and analyze reports to identify trends in the admissions funnel, track progress towards recruitment goals and identify gaps at each stage of the funnel.

Position Qualifications


  • Graduate theological degree
  • Tyndale University degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience (experience with theological education, preferred)


  • 3-5 years of sales or recruiting experience
  • Must have experience in providing leadership and supervision to others, including managing staff towards goals
  • Data analysis experience preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct data analysis
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills with considerable experience speaking to audiences of all sizes
  • Working knowledge of basic office equipment and computer software
  • Organizational skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Personal Characteristics

  • Self-motivated "team player" who will take responsibility for his/her actions and work
  • Entrepreneurial instincts and a desire to "get the job done"
  • Proven record of relating to a variety of people with tact and diplomacy
  • A passion for higher education and the desire to play a key role in attracting and preparing students to become exceptional members of society
  • A Christian with a keen desire to serve family, church, work and community. A firm commitment to Tyndale’s mission, values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • Regular work schedule requires non-traditional hours (i.e. evenings and weekends)
  • Travel required throughout the year
  • Able to lift and carry promotional materials and equipment
  • May experience stress in dealing with challenging people (internal and external)
  • Moderate to high stress in achieving outcome expectations

Duties and responsibilities that do not constitute a major change may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of the supervisor either orally or in writing.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Tyndale University, Human Resources
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 3S4
1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
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