Admissions Advisor - Adler University in Vancouver British Columbia

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Adler University

Vancouver, British Columbia


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Detailed Job Description

The Institution:

Founded in 1952, Adler University (formerly the Adler School of Professional Psychology) is the oldest independent non-profit graduate school of psychology in North America with campuses in Chicago, Vancouver and an online global campus.  The Vancouver Campus of Adler operates in British Columbia under the consent of the BC Ministry of Advanced Education.  The School provides graduate education in psychology and related fields.  Vancouver Campus program offerings include five Master’s programs and one Doctoral degree program.

Position Summary:

Adler University is a value-centered and growing institution that is seeking an Admissions Advisor to join the Office of Admissions. This position reports to the Director of Admissions and Program Innovation, assisting with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. 

As a member of the admissions team at the Vancouver campus, this position will be responsible for meeting enrollment goals through conversion of leads and applicants.  The Admissions Advisor is also responsible for maintaining accurate application and inquiry records via accurate and timely data input into the student database student management systems. 

The primary responsibilities of the Admissions Advisor include: documenting responses to admissions inquiries via phone and email; documenting and responding to applicants regarding their application and materials submitted; representing Adler University at on-campus and online events as well as off-campus recruiting events; conducting campus tours; and advising applicants. The Admissions Advisor has responsibility for organizing admissions interviews and related activities to support the application evaluation process.

Work schedule:  Primarily Monday through Friday (9am-5pm).  Some evening and weekend hours as well as local and North American travel are also required.


  • Review all application materials, compute grade point averages, review file for psychology prerequisites, review autobiographies for content and writing quality and verify receipt of all required materials.  Prepare files for Admissions Committee review.
  • Maintain regular, documented contact with all applicants and prospective students.
  • Coordinate admissions interviews with faculty members.
  • Organize and attend off campus recruitment activities as required
  • Act as a primary contact person for applicants throughout the admissions process.
  • Answer questions about Adler programs, admissions requirements, policies and procedures, tuition and finances, housing and relocation information.
  • Assist with on campus admissions events, give presentations, and conduct tours of the University.      
  • Process incoming student applications, acceptance paperwork and tuition deposits
  • Execute written and verbal correspondence to applicants and admissions inquiries
  • Conduct Course registration advising for newly admitted students
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Admissions and Program Innovation


  • Strong computer skills with standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Extremely well-organized and able to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong cross cultural interpersonal skills
  • Excellent follow-up and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel to off-campus events as needed.  These events require the ability to physically transport materials, set-up admissions displays and stand for extended periods of time
  • A strong alignment with the mission and values of the Adler School
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as function as a contributing team member
  • Master’s degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years prior experience in Post Secondary admissions, with an understanding of the graduate student market. 
  • Experience advising international students regarding study permits
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as required
  • Student management database experience preferred.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Valid Canadian Passport

Keyword Phrases

  • admissions
  • post-secondary students
  • international students
  • Class 5 Driver's License
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: 1-3 years
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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