Job Description

Job Description:


NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our Office of the Registrar team as an Admissions Specialist. Do you have a passion for helping students get started on their educational journey? Are you detail-oriented, patient, professional and committed to confidentiality? Do you have proven experience thinking analytically and managing a diverse and heavy workload? Would you like to work in an environment that supports you and encourages your professional growth? If so, consider this opportunity!

Reporting to the Associate Registrar, Admissions and Information, the Admissions Specialist is responsible for reviewing, evaluating, analyzing, and interpreting applicants’ transcripts and academic history to determine eligibility for admission to NorQuest College programs. The Specialist plays a key role in helping the college achieve its enrolment goals, and must be committed to excellent student service throughout the admission process.

How you’ll make a difference

You will carefully evaluate the academic history of applicants to determine if they meet the admission requirements for their program, ensuring that each applicant’s circumstances are considered consistently and fairly.

You will provide exceptional service and support to applicants by phone, email, and in person.

You will have a broad understanding of NorQuest College programs, processes, policies, and services so as to be able to provide sound advice and referrals.

You will always be on the lookout for process improvement opportunities.

You will use your exceptional interpersonal skills and abilities to contribute to a positive team culture.

What you bring

A post-secondary diploma or degree in a relevant discipline; a combination of education and directly-related experience may be considered

1 to 3 years of directly-related experience, preferably in post-secondary education in a Registrar’s Office and evaluating educational documents

Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Outlook); comfortable with other computer applications

Experience working in a student information system (preferably PeopleSoft) is an asset

What makes you a Difference Maker?

You’re able to effectively manage a large volume of work with a positive attitude, a high degree of accuracy, and superb attention to detail.

You’re committed to equity and to using sound judgment in your analyses of admissions scenarios.

You have excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

As an inclusive and active listener, you are ready to engage every day with people and meet them where they’re at.

You’re dependable and compassionate, and ready to show up each day for your teammates and for students.

SALARY: $43,015- $55,910 Reflective upon what you bring. AKA your education and experience. This is a 6-month term position with the possibility of extension. Term positions are not currently eligible to participate in our extended health and pension programs.


CLOSING DATE: May 12, 2021

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.

Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.

So how do we make differences?

We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!

We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.

We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!

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Company Location:  Edmonton, AB

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