Admissions Advisor

Admissions & Enrolment Services
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Closing date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Competition status: 
Job description: 

The Admissions Advisor is responsible for a broad range of functions in support of admissions and enrolment management including: key advising on admissions policies, regulations and processes (to prospective students, faculty and staff), as well as managing, tracking and evaluating an assigned portfolio of applications and registrations through numerous intake cycles. The Admissions Advisor plays a lead role in evaluating and advising applicants, adjudicating standard and flexible admission undergraduate applications, and screening graduate applications. The Admissions Advisor also acts as the first point of contact for deans, school directors, program faculty and staff during the application, admission and enrolment process.


To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • A relevant undergraduate degree and three to five years of related experience in a post-secondary environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • An aptitude for detailed work and accuracy, with the ability to perform mathematical calculations with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong research, reporting and project management skills, and an aptitude for detailed work.
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, problem solve and exercise good judgment.
  • Skilled at building and maintaining positive, cooperative, and service-oriented relationships, where diversity of situations and people are routinely encountered. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and ability to present information effectively.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to easily adapt to new software and systems.
  • Ability to work independently or in a high-performance team with minimal supervision.
  • Be a disciplined self-starter, taking initiative where appropriate.

An ideal candidate would also possess:

  • Knowledge of the University, its programs, and the RRU learning experience.
  • Experience with student information system software.
  • Understanding of Canadian and international educational systems at the post-secondary level.
  • Familiarity with various assessment practices, such as PLA(R).
Application submission information: 

This is a regular full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. The position has been evaluated at Grade 3 with a recruitment salary range that starts at $44,516 per annum. The University is also pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.   

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

17-073b-A0224 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570  Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition began on September 13, 2017 and will close on September 26, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Your personal information is collected under the authority of the University Act and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Your personal information will be used to record and track your application for this competition and will not be disclosed to any other external third parties unless we are directed to do so by you.  For more information regarding the collection and use of your personal information please contact Royal Road’s University’s Privacy Officer at (250) 391-2600 (Extension 4178) or via regular mail at 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe format.