Admissions Officer Job at University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK

Admissions and Transfer Credit facilitates the admission of Canadian and international students to direct entry programs (and others) by interpreting and setting admission and transfer credit policy and procedures, by evaluating the credentials of applications and rendering admissions decisions and by evaluating and assessing transfer credit. The unit also works with non-direct entry programs to provide admission and international credentialing advice.

Primary Purpose: To be part of a team that evaluates education qualifications, credentials, and transcripts for program admissibility for applicants applying to programs administered through the Admissions and Transfer Credit Office. The position may also (or instead of) perform transfer credit evaluations for applicants at the undergraduate level.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Manager and the Coordinator of Admissions and Transfer Credit, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience (TLSE), you will assess the credentials of domestic and international student applicants and/or perform transfer credit evaluations, contribute to developing, updating and maintaining appropriate tools for units to effectively and consistently evaluate domestic and international credentials; follow standard operating procedures for international and domestic credential assessment; monitor credential-evaluation decisions for consistency and accuracy; and contribute to excellent prospective student service

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Work in collaboration with admissions officers and admission assistants as part of a credential evaluation team, to evaluate secondary and post-secondary credentials for programs administered through the Admissions and Transfer Credit Office and determine admission decisions and/or to perform transfer credit evaluations for undergraduate applicants according to best practices.

Evaluate credentials according to national and international best practices and in accordance with admission policies; calculate admission and awards averages; evaluate English proficiency according to established policy and procedures.

Assist in developing, maintaining, and promoting a complete set of procedures, processes and tools to verify the accreditation of institutions, authenticate documents, and conduct grade conversions for domestic and international student applicants.

Provide training as required to Admissions staff and Recruitment staff (and other stakeholders where required) regarding admission policies and best practices.

Provide efficient and timely service to applicants and university stakeholders.

Ensure that updated and complete information is available online for potential students to allow them to prescreen their application.

Perform transfer credit evaluations for undergraduate applicants, outgoing exchange students and other units when/if needed according to best practices.

Work closely with others in Recruitment, Admissions, the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Division, and university stakeholders to ensure successful transition from applicant to registered student.

Develop a strong relationship with academic departments of the University, the University Language Centre, the International Student & Study Abroad Centre, the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, non-direct entry colleges, and other external partners.

Other duties as required.

Education: Completion of post-secondary education strongly preferred, but a combination of education and direct experience will be considered.

Experience: Candidate must demonstrate expertise in credential evaluation, and knowledge of best practices in credential evaluation. At least two years of experience in evaluating international or domestic credentials and calculating averages for admission in a post-secondary institution strongly preferred. Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a high volume office and work effectively with people from diverse communities, cultures and perspectives.

Skills: Strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills required; strong student service focus; contribute to a positive, diverse and inclusive work and learning environment, able to engage stakeholders and build consensus; demonstrated capacity for facilitating and managing change; proven aptitude to develop and evaluate administrative tools and procedures; able to work independently and also thrive as an integral part of a cross-unit team; full computer literacy required; some programming/database development experience an advantage

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Karen Gauthier at 306-966-6765.

Department: Admissions and Transfer Credit

Status: Term up to 18 months with the possibility of extension

Employment Group: ASPA

Shift: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $49,301.00 – 77,033.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Family (if applicable): Specialist Professional

Salary Phase/Band: Phase 1

Posted Date: 11/23/2022

Closing Date: 12/2/2022

Number of Openings: 1

Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable

Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable

Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable

Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable

Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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