Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Position Details

The Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta is launching a national search for the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. The Associate Dean is responsible for the development and execution of marketing, recruitment, admissions, and yield strategies for all students. Applicants should have a familiarity with the Wesleyan tradition, hold a Master’s degree (MDiv preferred) from an accredited school or university, possess a proven understanding of admissions and financial aid processes, and have 5 years of administrative leadership experience.  

Since its founding in 1914, Candler School of Theology has been recognized as a premier institution for the preparation of leaders for Christian ministries throughout the world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, Candler is at the heart of Emory University’s commitments and campus.  Candler is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with nearly 500 students from 40 denominations and 8,200 alumni worldwide.  Students have access to deep and broad resources not typical of most seminaries, and makes them part of a distinguished institution that embraces the role of religion in its mission to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.

Atlanta is a vibrant city made up of the most welcoming small communities anywhere. There are 3,000 churches in the metro area and a rich variety of spiritual retreat options nearby. Atlanta is a global health hub, with the CDC, The Carter Center, CARE, and Global Ministries of the UMC headquartered here. Plus, Atlanta’s international status means outlets for ministry and learning abound.

Nominations, Applications, and Inquiries

Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Candler Search Profile. For more information about Candler School of theology, visit

​​​​​​Candidates are asked to submit electronically in MS Word or Adobe PDF:  1) a letter of interest that directly addresses the leadership responsibilities and attributes outlined in the profile above, 2) a cv, and 3) the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. References will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate. Application review will begin February 8. Applications will be accepted until February 19, 2018. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest may be submitted electronically to: Dr. Jan Love, Dean, Candler School of Theology and Search Committee Chair, Candler School of Theology,

This search is being assisted by: Richard L. Torgerson and Saundra Tracy of AGB Search. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals may be directed to Dr. Torgerson at (563-380-4919) or (812-272-3149).

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.