As a senior member of the Admissions team, the Admissions Officer will support and facilitate the admission and enrolment of students from the application stage through to final admission, including the evaluation of transfer credit.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Admissions, the Admissions Officer supports the efficient and effective processing and evaluation of student applications for admission and transfer credit.
- Processes and evaluates applications and determines admissibility to university programs, applying relevant policies, practices and procedures.
- Duties focused on the processing and admission of complex application files requiring high levels of decision-making commonly associated with graduate programs and applications from international students.
- Assessment and assignment of post-secondary transfer credit, based on existing transfer agreements. May refer complex files to a credential evaluation specialist for assessment and assignment of transfer credit.
- Assessment and assignment of credit from enhanced curriculum high school programs such as the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement.
- Collaborates with the domestic and international recruitment offices to provide information and advice on admission requirements and applicant eligibility. Participates in local recruitment activities and events.
- Prepares application and admission enrolment reports and provides input.
- Liaises and works closely with credential evaluation specialists to ensure principles of articulation are followed, including consistency in decision making.
- Delivers exceptional services to students by being familiar with all related functions including; admission requirements, credential progression requirements, and general academic regulations.
- Maintains complete and accurate records regarding applicants, admissions, and transfer credit.
- Complies with information security and confidentiality practices as well as privacy legislation.
- Assists with training and day to day guidance of admissions staff.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- Three years related experience. Preference given to experience obtained in an education or related setting supporting client records.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities when encountering conflicting demands.
- Ability to interpret and apply University and government policies and regulations.
- Ability to exercise professional judgment, tact and discretion.
- Demonstrated attention to detail.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated on-line information research skills.
- Intermediate level of skill in the use of standard office suite productivity software, with specific ability in word processing, spreadsheets, and email.
- Demonstrated experience working with complex computing systems.
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
- Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty and staff.
- A high level of personal effectiveness in the workplace, including the ability to work efficiently under pressure, to respond appropriately to challenging situations, and to achieve objectives within deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of UFV and its academic programs.
- Knowledge of UFV's undergraduate admissions requirements, academic regulations, policies and procedures is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of high school and post-secondary education systems in Canada.
- Knowledge of international education systems.
The University of the Fraser Valley has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.
How to apply
Direct resume including evidence of appropriate qualifications by August 13, 2020, referring to Posting #2020.176 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.