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KPU International at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has an opening for a full-time regular International Recruitment and Admissions & Articulation Coordinator. In this role, you will be responsible for service-oriented and student dedicated admission advising for International students who are interested in and/or applying for KPU programs. You provide pre-admission information to prospective International students and provides advice on program suitability and eligibility based on an evaluation of student needs, prior academic history and future goals. The position is required to maintain a high level of knowledge of current educational trends and practices in Canada and around the world, specifically in the Middle East. Administratively, this position reviews international documentation and credentials and also makes admissions decisions utilizing and maintaining Banner and other data systems, reports and statistics.  The International Recruitment & Admissions Coordinator participates in activities and events that represent the University internationally in promoting student admissions including attending Career Fairs, meeting with agents, and groups of students.

This position requires previous experience working with international students at the post-secondary level strongly preferred, as well as successful completion of an undergraduate degree. Fluency in Arabic (speaking and writing) - including ability to communicate effectively with Levant, Arabian Peninsula and Gulf Region Arab speakers. Complete fluency, both written and spoken in English, as well as a solid understanding of Middle East social systems and culture. Understanding of educational systems within Middle East and familiarity of educational systems in other major international student source countries will be an asset. We also looking for candidates with experience working with international students, including an understanding of other cultures and the ability to communicate in a cross-cultural working environment. Ability to build and maintain positive, cooperative, and service-oriented relationships with internal and external clients (mainly applicants, agents, faculty, staff and prospective learners), where diversity of situations and people are routinely encountered. Competency in navigating in Banner or similar student records system is needed as well intermediate skill using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

This position requires the ability to work some evenings and weekends in order to attend and execute international student events and activities.  This position is based on our Surrey Campus, however frequent travel between campuses and throughout the communities that KPU serves will be required.  The successful candidate will be required to have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.


This position will remain open until filled.

Please forward your resume, including copies of post secondary transcripts, quoting competition number 17-04R to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.