INTERNAL POSTING ONLY !
**Applications submitted without a completed Supplemental Information Request (SIR) will not be reviewed. Please review the Application Instructions carefully.**
International Admissions Advisor
Start Date: As soon as possible.
The International Admissions Advisor is the primary contact responsible for advising prospective and current international students. The International Admissions Advisor is responsible for service-oriented and student-dedicated admission advising for international students who are interested in and/or applying for Langara programs. The International Admission Advisor provides pre-admission information to prospective international students and provides advice on program suitability and eligibility based on an evaluation of student needs, prior academic history, and future goals. The position is required to maintain a high level of knowledge of current educational trends and practices in Canada and around the world. Administratively, this position assesses provincial, national, and international documentation and credentials and also gives transfer credit advice. The International Admissions Advisor participates in activities and events that represent Langara College in promoting student admissions including attending Career Fairs, meeting with school counsellors, and groups of students. The position may assist in other related duties and/or projects.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.
- Two years recent related experience in a cross-cultural educational setting providing student support within a public post-secondary environment, preferably for international students.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Oral and written fluency in Mandarin*. Liaison with international students, representatives, and institutions are often conducted in Mandarin Chinese as this group represents over 70% of incoming international student mix. The secondary language requirement may change, as required, to reflect the current and projected international student population.
- Thorough knowledge of the BC Education system and the rules, regulations, procedures and policies governing the admission of students to post-secondary institutions in British Columbia and Canada.
- Knowledge of academic advising theories and practices.
- Knowledge of prerequisites, transfer credits and advance standing practices and experience with transfer credit evaluation.
- Extensive experience with credential assessment methodology for international credentials and with international educational systems.
- Knowledge of College’s admission requirements, policies, and procedures.
- Experience working with an integrated information system such as Ellucian Banner.
Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese, verbal and written. Ability to communicate effectively with non-native English speakers with varying degrees of English proficiency.
- Fluency in one or more of the following languages is preferred: Russian or Korean. This is in addition to a specific language requirements included in the above.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities when encountering conflicting demands.
- Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, respond to enquiries and provide information, assistance and related services to the general public, faculty, staff, and students.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to multitask and work with frequent interruptions, while adhering to strict deadlines.
- Ability to investigate and listen in order to solve problems and provide solutions.
- Effective interpersonal skills, including a strong understanding and respect of cultural differences.
- Ability to interpret and apply College, government, and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Ability to exercise judgement, diplomacy, tact and discretion.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
- Intermediate level in the use of standard computer applications including word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentation (Power Point), and email.
- Hold a valid passport and be able to acquire a visa into countries that the College fosters relationships.
- Able to travel provincially, nationally and internationally.
- Have no criminal record that would interfere with carrying out duties of the job.
- May be required to work some non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends.
- Vacation time will need to coincide with low service periods and not in conflict with the other staff vacation requests.
- Ability to physically handle heavy materials and/or equipment (i.e. promotional materials, display stands for student events, etc).
Salary Range: $1,821.02 - $2,067.33 paid Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 23) plus 5% language premium
Employee Group: CUPE
Hours & Days of Work: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.
Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and SIR (Supplemental Information Request) no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.
Please note that internal applicants are given first consideration.
Closing Date: April 26, 2017
Competition No.: C057-17
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.