Admissions Officer

Position Job Title: Admissions Officer

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Reports To: Registrar

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to jobs@unfc.com

Overview

The University of Niagara Falls Canada (UNF), Ontario’s newest university set to open its doors in 2024, will be offering a host of distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare graduates to be leaders in a digital world. Our programs are designed to promote a digital mindset characterized by digital fluency – a combination of technical proficiency, literacy, ethics and communication – and by a growth mindset that is future-focused, collaborative, change-oriented and disposed toward continuous learning.

The University of Niagara Falls Canada is a subsidiary of GUS Canada and part of the Global University Systems (GUS) network. GUS is one of the largest education groups in the world; offering accredited bachelor's, master's, medical and law degree programs, vocational and professional qualifications, and language courses to approximately 100,000 students globally. GUS Canada has successfully introduced many innovative post-secondary institutions to communities across the country over the past decade, including University Canada West (Vancouver), the Canadian College of Technology and Business (Vancouver), the Toronto School of Management (Toronto), the Trebas Institute (Toronto and Montreal), and The Language Gallery (Vancouver and Toronto).

Primary Purpose

The Admissions Officer is responsible for facilitating the admission of domestic and international applicants, current students, agents, and Global University Systems (GUS) partners into University of Niagara Falls, Canada (UNFC) programs by advising on admissions policies and processes and assessing the qualifications of applicants. The Admissions Officer is the primary point of contact for assessment, evaluation, and transfer credit/advanced standing inquiries from internal and external stakeholders.

Working directly with the University’s Office of the Registrar and Senior Leadership Team, as well as working closely with domestic and international recruitment personnel, the Admissions Officer reviews, assesses and processes admissions applications and other admissions-related functions including evaluating and validating domestic and international supporting documents.

Specific Responsibilities

The Admissions Officer will at various times be responsible for the following as well as other related duties as assigned to support the business objectives and purpose of the Office of the Registrar and the University:

  • Assessment of domestic and international transcripts, including research and interpretation towards Canadian equivalencies (if applicable), to render admission decisions based on in-house evaluation and University admission criteria;
  • Provides information to potential applicants and their representatives regarding program availability, admissions criteria, selection criteria, pre-admission requirements, applicant status, etc.;
  • Provides information and guidance to applicants, agencies, foreign institutions and governments pertaining to admissions and enrollment at the University including how to apply, admission criteria, bridging to and from UNF;
  • Main liaison for admission-related inquiries and assistance between UNF and external partners, providing workflow priorities and assignment changes/updates, and performs quality assessment review of partner-related applications;
  • Record and implement procedures to produce and maintain complete and accurate student admission and education records;
  • Work output must be scalable with respect to student numbers, locations, learning modalities and IT enhancements;
  • Confidentiality of record security and privacy legislation is imperative;
  • Coordinate the evaluation of transfer credit for applicants and students including initial assessment, coordination with faculty evaluators, assignment of transfer credit, and maintenance of transfer credit databases.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with diverse group of students and employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize and review the work of others engaged in similar tasks and be flexible and resourceful in the performance of job duties.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Admissions Officer, an individual must possess, and be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

Competencies:

  • Proven ethical and objective decision-making and problem-solving abilities to support students;
  • A strong, service-oriented focus;
  • MS Office proficiency ;
  • Ability to multi-task, apply organizational skills to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions, and communicate information effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • A high level of ethics, discretion, tact and diplomacy;
  • Excellent communication skills with a customer service focus and the ability to handle complaints, accept and consider suggestions and to resolve conflict;
  • Demonstrated skills in cross-cultural communications;
  • Organization and accuracy;
  • Attention to detail;
  • To be able to work with independently with minimal supervision, and within a team.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum (2) two-year post-secondary credential in Business, International Business, International Relations, Office Administration, Information Technology, or a related discipline (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered);
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience working in administrative or clerical capacity within a culturally diverse and/or fast-paced global environment to include evaluating domestic and/or international transcripts and supporting academic documents, or equivalent;
  • Excellent communication, organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Basic training in office practices, customer service and communication;
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications; advanced Excel skills preferred;
  • Experience using student information systems and related software including but not limited to Banner, Colleague, PeopleSoft and SalesForce is considered an asset.

To apply, please attach your cover letter and resume in a single document.

We greatly appreciate your time and efforts in applying for the position at University of Niagara Falls Canada, however, please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Inclusivity Statement

University of Niagara Falls, Canada (UNF) is strongly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of color, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

University of Niagara Falls, Canada recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, UNF will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact jobs@unfc.com