Admissions/Liaison Officer

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Posting #:AP 02/2014
Posted:Jan 3, 2014
Employment Status:Permanent Full-Time
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Department:Faculty of Education
Grade:Job Group J
Salary Scale:$40,487 - $59,854 per annum* (effective July 1, 2013)
Hours of Work:
Start:ASAP

Job Summary

Why Brock?
Our unique philosophy takes students beyond the pursuit of academic excellence. To achieve
this philosophy we endeavour to take our employees beyond the pursuit of just a career.
Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. We encourage our
employees to utilize their rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative
sides in order to have an engaging and rewarding career. We’re one of the fastest-growing
universities in Ontario, with hundreds of millions of dollars committed to new construction
and programs. We’re small enough to be intimate and big enough to attract world-class
minds. Located at the centre of Canada's beautiful Niagara Peninsula, Brock offers an exciting
work environment with strong undergraduate, graduate and interdisciplinary programs and a
vigorous research culture. We are looking for qualified people who will bring their expertise
and dedication in support of the University’s goals and objectives.

The Opportunity
Reporting to Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, the Admissions/Liaison Officer is the initial
point of contact for prospective students seeking admissions information regarding Faculty of
Education programs. The Admissions/Liaison Officer provides in-depth admissions
counselling to those planning to apply to the Initial Teacher Education Consecutive Program.
The incumbent coordinates Initial Teacher Education Consecutive Program recruitment
activities, the evaluation of applicants’ work experience profiles and serves as the Initial
Teacher Education Program ombudsperson.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Answering general queries via telephone, email and in person regarding all Faculty of
Education programs
• Providing full admission counselling via telephone, electronic mail, and in person to
individuals and small groups interested in applying to the Initial Teacher Education Programs
held at Brock University’s St. Catharines and Hamilton campuses and off campus Ontario
locations at recruitment fairs
• Counselling current students regarding teacher certification requirements and
information required by the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario, the Ontario
Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, and the Ontario College of teachers
• Ensuring current and accurate admissions information for the Initial Teacher Education
Consecutive Program posted on the Faculty’s website
• Preparing content for brochure(s) providing admissions and counselling information
• Coordinating recruitment activities and information presentations at Ontario University
campuses and multi institutional career fairs, and attending relevant recruitment fairs
• Coordinating Brock University open house activities and displays concerning Initial
Teacher Education Consecutive Program
• Providing presentations about Faculty of Education programs to secondary school
guidance counsellors in Ontario
• Assisting with preparation and processing of applications for admission to the program
• Training and coordinating the selection of personnel to evaluate applicants’ work
experience profiles and other pre-service application documentation
• Providing confidential mediation and conflict resolution services to teacher candidates
enrolled in pre-service programs located at the St. Catharines and Hamilton campuses

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have:
• Bachelor of Education and a couple years of relevant experience and exposure to
teaching in an Elementary or Secondary school
• Proven ability to utilize strong counselling, consultative, collaborative and conflict
resolution skills
• Demonstrated understanding of admission requirements and program knowledge of
Ontario faculties of education programs
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including active listening
skills
• Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to effectively manage
multiple projects
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced
environment with changing deadlines
• Strong judgement, analytical, and problem solving skills
• Solid computer competency including word processing, spreadsheet, database, web
applications and web maintenance, social media, internet search engines
• Ontario Certificate of Qualification to Teaching (an asset)
• Understanding of certification requirements and procedures for those certified outside
Ontario wishing to teach in Ontario (preferred)
• Familiarity with teaching certification programs outside Ontario and Canada (preferred)

Notes

Please note that this position has been put on hold until further notice.

Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free
recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs
of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please
advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are
accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation
measure will be addressed confidentially.

*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual
salary is determined by examining related skills, experience, budgetary restrictions and both
internal and external equity comparators.

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