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FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE –GRADUATE STUDIES

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS ADVISOR (P5958)


Posted on: June 18, 2021
Deadline: July 7, 2021
Grade: 12
Campus: LOY

Note

This posting represents a full-time maternity leave replacement until May 3, 2022.

Scope

Reporting to the Manager, Academic Planning and Graduate Strategic Enrolment, the incumbent reviews and adjudicates graduate admissions applications as well as give effective and appropriate guidance to students in support of their application to the university. They act as an advisor and resource person for students, faculty, staff, external bodies and organizations for matter relating to graduate admissions.

Primary responsibilities

  • Review and adjudicate student applications for admission to the faculty’s graduate programs and apply relevant policies, practices and procedures to the admissions processes and all related activities.
  • Act as an admission contact point for Graduate Departments admission inquiries.
  • Provide prompt and appropriate admissions decisions to applicants as well as process admissions-related requests, such as application deferral requests, entrance scholarships awards etc.
  • Provide information to current, former and prospective students and other university stakeholders on university and faculty policies, practices and procedures as it relates to graduate admissions.
  • Research educational credentials, systems and schools world-wide and provide information to prospective students and other internal and external stakeholders where appropriate; make recommendations regarding trends, best practices and procedures.
  • Counsel/support/train departmental advisors, chairs, graduate program directors, staff members and the student population about academic programs, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with the student recruitment team and participate in local recruitment activities and events.
  • Identify process and procedural challenges and contribute to finding efficiencies and improvements.
  • Maintain liaison with internal stakeholders (e.g. departments, service units) and external stakeholders (e.g., professional organizations).
  • Represent the Office on committees as required.
  • Perform other duties in support of Student Academic Services and the FAS Graduate Studies portfolio.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two to four years of admissions-related work experience in an academic setting.
  • Familiarity with the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions environment
  • Knowledge of Concordia’s graduate admissions requirements, academic regulations, policies and procedures desirable.
  • Knowledge of Canadian and international educational systems.
  • Experience in making effective decisions and dealing well with ambiguity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to deal effectively with students, faculty, staff and the general public.
  • Strong planning, organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Very good knowledge (Level 5) of spoken and written English in order to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students and to draft correspondence and documentation. Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written French.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work within strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a high volume area and to respond to change; proven experience working in a fast paced, high pressure team environment.
  • Aptitude to work in a service-oriented environment as both a member of a team and independently.
  • Ability to work extended hours outside normal operating hours.

Salary

$ 74 676.27- $ 89 200.55 per annum

Union/Association

CUPEU

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by July 7, 2021. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.


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