Vancouver Community College Admissions Advisor Full Time in Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Community College

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Admissions Advisor
Vancouver, BC

Education and Experience. National and international education documentation; Liaises (under the lead of VCC International Education) with designated agencies…

This position is responsible for providing knowledge, advice and counseling regarding the international student admission process. Evaluates application and academic documents ensuring information is complete, identifies deficiencies and works with applicants to facilitate the process.

This is a temporary position until approximately December 16, 2016.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
1. Responds to students, both in writing and orally, on complex queries concerning documentation and program admissibility, admissions, and registration procedures and policies. Maintains regular internal and external contacts.

2. Advises international students on matters pertaining to the selection, transfer and withdrawal of courses. Refers qualified international applicants to relevant academic or career program departments within the College as needed.

3. Organizes and/or conducts group program information sessions for international students.

4. Advises international students on admission deficiencies, provides appropriate referrals and assists in terms of specific admission and registration requirements and processes.

5. Evaluates applications and academic documents from international students and ensures proper processing of such applications.

6. Directs students to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for information regarding study permits, work permits and related immigration issues.

7. Assists with orientations.

8. Liaises with faculty, counselors, admissions staff and partner institutions regarding applications, pre-requisites, assessments and specific applications.

9. Liaises (under the lead of VCC International Education) with designated agencies regarding admissions and other related requests.

10. Reviews and makes recommendations for updating admission documents.

11. Maintains up-to-date reference file for Canadian and foreign documents.

12. Performs other related duties as required.

Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

– Bachelor’s degree in a related field and over 1 year related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the required qualifications.

Skills and Abilities

– Considerable knowledge of:
– College admissions policies and the criteria used in determining suitability for admission to various College programs and courses;
– National and international education documentation; and
– Certificate, diploma and degree requirements in BC post-secondary educational institutions and BC Secondary School graduation requirements and documents.

– Knowledge and understanding of visa and work permit requirements that affect international students.

– Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, faculty and the general public. Ability to exercise discretion and mature judgement.

– Excellent customer service skills and the ability to handle potentially difficult and delicate situations with tact and diplomacy. Ability to function professionally, pleasantly and efficiently during periods of high stress.

– Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize and manage several time-sensitive issues at any given time.

– Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to compose letters and memoranda including those of a non-routine nature.

– Creative, resourceful and solution-oriented.

– Proficiency in MS Word and Excel. High level of accuracy and attention to detail.

– Proven ability to be creative resourceful, and solution-oriented.

– Fluency in Mandarin.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm. However, hours may vary according to the needs of the department.

Vacation Blackout Periods: Last week of August, first two weeks of September and first two weeks of January.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-24
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