Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Graduate Studies.
Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer, and working in accordance with guidance from the Graduate Admissions and Records Officer, the Graduate Admissions Coordinator works as a member of this team to ensure the enrolment management goals of the university at large are met. The incumbent supports graduate programs and the university’s academic and administrative leadership teams by maintaining best practices in graduate admissions.
This position is required to oversee and maintain a high standard of selection and is obliged to adjudicate in a consistent and equitable manner. The incumbent plays a key role by ensuring priorities are set and the group meets its deadlines.
The incumbent will have direct contact with the Ontario Universities Application Centre, and with graduate program faculty and staff representatives, as well as with applicants. In this high-pressure, high-volume environment the incumbent will provide exceptional service by ensuring that the application portal at OUAC is consistent with the university’s program offerings and intake cycles, in assessing graduate admission recommendations, and in ensuring that admission decisions are recorded accurately for each application, and for each intake cycle.
This position is very fast paced due to the high volume of requests. As a result the incumbent will be required to process admission files in a very timely and accurate manner. The Graduate Admissions Coordinator is required to be knowledgeable about all aspects of the application process, including all automated processes. The incumbent works closely with the Applications and Admissions Assistant to ensure that all communications and activities are consistent with the Faculty’s objectives and priorities, and is responsible for maintaining accuracy in all data entry related to admissions decisions and funding.
The incumbent must demonstrate highly developed organizational skills and be able to work well independently with highly confidential and sensitive information. The Graduate Admissions Coordinator also works with a broad range of internal individuals including faculty and staff in academic units who are involved in the delivery of Laurier’s graduate programs including Laurier International, the Registrar’s Office and its departments, the Ontario Universities Application Centre and its representatives, ICT and the Office of Research Services.
This position has a university-wide mandate and is based at the Waterloo Campus. The incumbent provides subject matter expertise to all campuses, requiring regular interpersonal interactions and collaboration with departments at the Waterloo Campus, the Brantford Campus, the Toronto office and external partners. Special attention is given to ensure equitable service delivery across all locations.
This position focuses on admission decisions; customer service, admissions counselling and recruitment; knowledge and training as well as data collection and reporting.
The normal hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.