Director of Graduate and Online Programs


Website Oklahoma Baptist University

Supervision Received: Vice President of Enrollment Management

Supervision Given: Administrative Assistant and Student Workers

OBU Mission Statement: OBU transforms lives by equipping students to pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ.

Expectations for all Employees: Oklahoma Baptist University achieves its mission through a shared commitment to the following expectations. All employees are expected to embrace these expectations and to model them in their behavior.

  • Commitment to the essentials of the Christian faith.
  • People are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and trust.
  • Excellence is achieved through teamwork, leadership, and a strong work ethic.
  • Efficiency is achieved through wise management of human and financial resources.

Purpose: The director of graduate programs provides immediate and ongoing communication with prospective students for graduate and non-traditional programs. The director collaborates with program directors and student services coordinator to ensure all areas are informed and operating efficiently and effectively. A combination of an internal and external-facing position, the director will develop external relationships to open pipelines into the graduate and non-traditional programs of OBU through office visits, community events, fairs, other recruitment events, and incoming information requests and applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides oversight to daily operations of graduate and online programs.
  • Provides enrollment counseling and file management from point of inquiry until program acceptance. Acts as admissions liaison to graduate program directors, student services coordinator, and deans.
  • Serves as external corporate and community relations contact on behalf of the graduate and non-traditional programs and Oklahoma Baptist University developing strong pipelines into programs and new relationships and partnerships for the university.
  • Communicates degree options and admissions requirements to prospective students, clearly outlining next steps.
  • Create and manage communication flow with prospective students.
  • Directs University Marketing and Communication, deans, and program directors to develop appropriate marketing strategies for graduate programs; including digital marketing, print material, and face to face events.
  • Collaborates with student services staff, program directors, deans, and other university personnel to provide extra-mile service for prospective and current students at OBU.
  • Attends and presents information to prospective students at information sessions, Bison Connections luncheons, corporate and community visits, and college and career fairs.

Other Duties: Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Enrollment Management


  • Preferred: Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Required: Bachelor’s degree required – preference for Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations degrees

Experience Preferred: Successful prior experience in recruitment, marketing, or student services desired

Special Requirements:

  • Must be an active member of a local evangelical church.
  • Professional dress and attitude
  • Will be required to travel occasionally within recruitment region
  • Annual evaluation will include metrics and enrollment goal measurement; continued employment may be contingent upon goal attainment

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