Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

Enrolment Services Officer

Canada

Expired

Application Restrictions

Open to both Internal and external

Job Type

Support Staff (CUPE)

Posting In effect from

25/3/2024

Closing Application Date

10/4/2024

Closing date for internal CUPE applicants

10/4/2024

Applications will be reviewed commencing the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” and may continue until the position is filled.

Internal CUPE applicants must submit their application by 4pm on the “closing date for internal CUPE applicants” for their Seniority to be recognized. Applications received after the "closing date for internal CUPE applicants" will be considered alongside external applicants.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Support Type

Auxiliary (Over 4 Months)

Anticipated Start Date

1/5/2024

Position End Date (If Applicable)

30/4/2025

The Hours of work are subject to change depending upon departmental requirements

Schedule

The hours of work will be Monday to Friday, 7 hours a day, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule Description

DUTIES

The Enrolment Services Officer provides information and customer service relating to prospective and current students, programs, policies, applications, admission, transfer credit, registration, records, general advising, and related activities through inbound and outbound contacts via multiple contact channels for TRU students seeking Campus and Open Learning programs and courses. This position is often the first point of contact in Enrolment Services and contributes to a strong, positive student experience by creatively responding to and resolving student issues, either through initial contact or working collaboratively with other TRU colleagues. This position works closely with, and has regular contact with, all areas and many levels of the institution.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responds to and resolves telephone, email, web, in-person and other service channel requests from prospective and current students, parents/sponsors, faculty and internal staff. May vet inquiries and direct them appropriately to colleagues for specialist or lengthy care, if needed.
  • Provides detailed program, policy, application, admissions, transfer credit, registration, and general advising information, and is empowered to assess and resolve the needs of incoming prospective and current students.
  • Develops, plans and implements student service, information, admissions, registration and general advising activities.
  • Coordinates with other staff in order to ensure any necessary follow-up tasks relating to student inquiries are completed.
  • Researches learning pathways and opportunities and assists students with application, admission and course registration processes.
  • Represents TRU at promotional events.
  • Provides feedback and contributes to process and systems improvements in an ongoing manner through appropriate channels.
  • Contributes to training of new staff and shows colleagues how to perform work related to this position.
  • Participates in pro-active outreach relating to student recruitment, yield and retention efforts including outbound calls and emails to prospective students, applicants and current students, completing related administrative actions.
  • Creates individual and group goals; participates in assessment, development and improvement activities on an ongoing basis.
  • Incumbents may specialize in service relating to Campus or Open Learning enrolment specifically.
  • REPORTS TO Appropriate Associate Registrar or designate, depending on assigned service venue (Campus or Open Learning)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor's degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 years' related experience including:
  • 1 year experience working in a dedicated student or customer service setting where the daily, ongoing, primary function is responding to and resolving student or customer contact requests
  • Experience in a post-secondary environment, preferably in student recruitment, student or enrolment services, marketing, admissions, and/or advising
  • SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE OR ABILITIES RELATED TO THE JOB

  • Demonstrated ability to deal courteously and tactfully with staff, students, and members of the general public
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively exercise judgement in resolving student/customer issues and interpreting related procedure and policy
  • Demonstrated ability to use customer relationship management and student/client information system software and tools
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills with ability to show empathy in difficult customer situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage competing priorities
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across the organization
  • Knowledge of TRU programs and courses
  • Ability to be diplomatic and persuasive in dealing with others
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Sitting or standing at a desk/computer for long periods of time providing over-the-counter service in person or service via phone and various forms of electronic communication
  • General office conditions
  • Must be able to lift weights in excess of 10kg
  • The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.

    Pay Band

    $31.18 - $34.65 ( CUPE Grade 09 (90% - 100%) )

    Salary rate

    Location

    Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    # of Hires Needed

    1

    Organizational Unit

    Thompson Rivers University -> Enrolment Services

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to hiring based on merit with a focus on fostering diversity of thought within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous, Black and People of Colour, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE: To learn more about Thompson Rivers University or living in Kamloops or Williams Lake please visit our Careers website. External Candidates invited to interview will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview.

    Job details

    Title

    Enrolment Services Officer

    Employer

    Thompson Rivers University

    Location

    Canada

    Published

    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 10, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Business and Economics,Education

    About the employer

    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) was established in 1970 as a public academic and Research University. Located in Kamloops, BC, Canada is the main campus of the university. Many global leaders and people in business have graduated from TRU. It has distance and online education programs with TRU Open Learning division.

    The inaugural convocation of TRU was held on March 31, 2005. The first official visit at the university was made by Prime Minister Paul Martin. On-campus, 15,500 students are studying a variety of programs.

    Programs are from these schools and faculties; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Adventure, School of Business and Economics, School of Nursing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Culinary Arts and Tourism, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Student Development, and School of Trades and Technology.

    The university is in the vicinity of the commercial districts and residential areas. And next door to Tournament Capital Center that is Kamloops' biggest recreational centre. Also, the University offers various outdoor adventures and cultural activities around its campus.

    With TRU's World division, they have many international partners. With 26,000 studying students on the campus or through distance and online learning, the university provide 140 on-campus programs and 60 open learning programs. It has 2000+ employees including academic faculty, staff and administration.

    TRU provides its students with academic research, extracurricular activities for community services. Most students from are from China, India and Saudi Arabia with other 70 countries.

    33,000+ Canadian Alumni and 15,000+ International Alumni have graduated from TRU's undergraduate, graduate and vocational training programs. The TRU Alum stay connected with AlumNights that happen in Vancouver and Victoria. The notable alumni of TRU are Canadian actor Lorne Cardinal, Canadian novelist and former professor at the University of British Columbia, Steven Galloway; and Kamar Burke, Canadian retired professional basketball player.

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