Reporting to the Associate Vice-President Enrolment Management, the Director of Admissions manages and directs St. Thomas University's admissions program to assure the optimum enrolment of qualified students by implementing enrolment management policies and strategies. Given the competitive landscape of post-secondary education, the Director of Admissions will monitor market trends, government, high school, college, and university policies and practices that may affect enrolment objectives. The position is responsible for creating an effective communications plan that leads to a positive admission experience for prospective students, and acts as the University's Entrance Awards Officer.
What you'll do
- Directs and manages all phases of the admissions program to review applications for admissions to programs by: establishing entrance criteria, in consultation with internal and external academic officials, for all domestic and target international markets; articulating admission requirements; assessing their validity as predictors of university success; and recommending amendments as required. The adjudication of applicants may involve applicant interviews, academic counselling, and review of transfer credits.
- Provides ongoing management, supervision and administration of the Admissions Office, identifying priorities, assigning workload, and reviewing existing operations to identify areas for improvement and implement revised methods and procedures.
- Works closely with the Recruitment Department on planning programs to broaden the University's applicant pool. These programs include information sessions at high schools, college fairs, on-campus "university experience" events, individual academic and career counselling, and provision of a variety of communications.
- Provides ongoing training and supervision of the Admissions Counsellors on tasks and duties relating to admission and scholarship evaluations, transfer credit assessments and other admission-related projects.
- Conducts research and analysis of domestic and international admissions market trends, changes to other university practices, and secondary school system changes to determine the impact on current STU practices and our ability to meet enrolment goals.
- Contributes to the protection and enhancement of St. Thomas' reputation and image by developing and/or maintaining contacts within organizations interested in or having an effect upon the University and representing the University when required.
- Ex officio member of the Senate Admissions & Academic Standing Committee providing information and recommendations regarding policies on admissions and awards; and, deals with student appeals.
What you'll need
- A Bachelor's degree with a minimum 5 years in a university setting (admissions and recruitment preferred) or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
- Management experience; demonstrated ability to supervise, organize, motivate, manage performance, mentor and develop staff; strong understanding of marketing and recruitment functions in post-secondary education;
- Strong aptitude with computer applications, experience managing student databases and Customer Relations Management systems;
- Ability to analyse and interpret data and provide process improvement recommendations;
- Knowledge of the University's programs, regulations, services and brand;
- Understanding of secondary school programs, domestic and international, and curriculums;
- Familiarity with academic transcripts and an ability to interpret and evaluate them;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
- Strong project management, design improvement, and problem-solving skills; and
- Above average organizational skills.
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St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University
St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds two Canada Research Chairs.
St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.
Unique Approach to Education
St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.
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The closing date for receipt of applications is March 22, 2019. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Candidates are responsible for clearly demonstrating in their cover letters how they meet the requirements of the position. Please forward your cover letter, resume, and the names of three references, quoting competition number DA0304-CB, by clicking the Apply Now button. Please note that the selection process may include testing related to the advertised requirements. Candidates will be advised of any testing prior to the interview. Each applicant is asked to provide his/her contact information (preferably an email address) as it is normal practice for all applicants to be contacted when the hiring process is complete.
An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.