Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Coordinator/Director of Online Admissions


The Coordinator/Director of Online Admissions is responsible for coordinating and implementing the strategic recruitment plan for the office of Online Admissions. He or she will be a strategic thinker with proven leadership skills and the personal qualities necessary to supervise and motivate others to understand and participate in enrollment initiatives. manage the entire online admissions/recruiting process, from lead generation to matriculation; meet or exceed enrollment goals by leading collaboratively within the Enrollment departments and utilizing significant campus and off-campus networks of alumni, parents, and friends of the University; and provide a highly authentic, professional, and positive first and lasting impression of the University with prospective students.


The essential duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for online student marketing and recruitment and all operations that support the online admissions process.
  • Manages the online admissions staff and off-site locations including Church Partnerships programs.
  • Develops recruitment goals, strategies and activities which lead prospective students through the admissions process.
  • Cultivates influencers in specific geographic regions (counselors, pastors, etc.)
  • Analyzes marketing areas in terms of potential, past productivity, yield rates, etc.
  • Creates and coordinates online admissions publications and other promotional materials in collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management.
  • Sets and monitors new student enrollment goals in collaboration with the Vice President of Enrollment Management.
  • Directs the planning of on-campus and off-campus events, such as open houses.


The marginal duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves on the Enrollment Management Team
  • Works with faculty, academic affairs, registrar, financial aid and student development in all matters related to online admissions and/or enrollment.


This position directly supervises four online admissions counselors and supports the Church partnership leaders. This position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’s policies and applicable laws.  Supervisory duties, responsibilities, and functions include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters preferred, preferably in a related field, with three to five years of progressive growth in admissions, specifically online enrollment.
  • Marketing knowledge and experience preferred
  • Background and experience in computer systems
  • Management experience in higher setting a plus
  • A faith and commitment to Jesus Christ
  • Commitment to servant leadership in a quality Christian University
  • Good people and organizational skills


  •  Physical Demands

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to operate a computer terminal; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

 This position requires no specialized equipment other than equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

 This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of an institution of higher education, with physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.


This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.


 The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all inclusive list of same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University maintains its status as an at-will employer.


To apply for this position, please visit to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following: 

  •  Letter of interest 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae  
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references 
  • Statement of Christian Faith 

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected].    

Additional information about Bluefield University is available at   

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.  

Bluefield University is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.  

Bluefield University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and  loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 





Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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