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Kwantlen Polytechnic University has an immediate opening working with KPU International as the International Advising Coordinator. This is a full-time regular position at our Surrey campus. Due to the pandemic, however, this position will be working virtually until we resume regular day to day operations. 

The International Advising Coordinator oversees International Educational Advising services and performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the department’s strategic plan and operations, using a comprehensive knowledge of all KPU faculties, departmental goals and standards, as well as both institutional and immigration policies and procedures.  

This position will coordinate and supervise administrative support functions and activities in support of the Manager, Global Engagement, coordinate budget-related activities, and provide ongoing guidance and advice to international students to ensure fulfillment of program requirements for graduation. 

The Coordinator will also plan, analyze and interpret complex department issues, research options, recommend and implement solutions.  As well, this position will provide supervision to highly specialized International Education Advisors and work closely with other departments at KPU to ensure an integrated approach. 

This role will be responsible for contributing to the strategic direction of the department to achieve required business results and for identifying and mitigating emerging risks with respect to immigration, compliance and regulations.  

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Canadian or international post-secondary institution and a minimum of three years of experience that demonstrates increasing levels of responsibility and international student advising, preferably within a post-secondary work environment.  Experience in a supervisory position is preferred.  The incumbent must have full command of the English language, both written and oral as well as fluency in a second language spoken in one of KPU’s target markets. The ideal candidate will have experience working with international students, including an understanding of other cultures and the ability to communicate in a cross-cultural working environment and a demonstrated understanding of Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements for study and work permits (RISIA Certification is considered an asset).  In-depth knowledge of admission and registration processes is required. 

Please see job description below for further information:

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KPU offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, extended health benefits, life insurance, AD&D, and a defined benefit pension plan

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Please include a current resume or CV as well as photocopies of post-secondary transcripts.

This position will remain open until filled, however, a review of resumes will commence on October 19th, 2020.


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The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.

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