Admissions Specialist

  • Full Time
  • calgary

Campus Support

Position: Admissions Specialist or Assistant Director of Admissions (ADOA)

Job Status: Full time, permanent, must be eligible to work in Canada

Location: On-Site – Calgary Alberta

Hours: Shift work including weekends and the ability to work flexible hours (8am – 8pm) as per the campus and the job needs

Salary & Benefits:

  • $45,000-$55,000 + 2% uncapped commission
  • Flexible benefits like extended health, dental, and vision care after the probation period
  • 2 weeks of vacation to start
  • Meaningful merit increases
  • Clearly defined career paths
  • Open door policy where your opinions are heard and valued
  • Robust tuition reimbursement policy
  • Discounts on travel, tech, food, beverage, fitness and much more with Perkopolis partnership


Campus Support, the biggest group of private colleges in Canada, which has been in the business for over 60 years and has at least 40 campuses in the country.

Our colleges are innovative and dynamic, offering many relevant and future-oriented programs. We have grown to be one of the leading career training institutions in Canada, thanks to our commitment to quality education and the success of our students. Our rich history includes thousands of successful graduates who embark on meaningful careers rich in opportunity and contribution to society. We belong to an exciting industry, and we are leading the change as we strive to change lives through education!

We are launching a new strategy to engage with students who want to change their lives.


Are you passionate about working with students and being a part of a positive life change? Are you a driven salesperson? Do you excel with targets, KPIs and a constantly evolving environment? Are you interested in joining the education industry and have an entrepreneurial mindset? If you said yes to all of the above, this incredible opportunity is for you, so apply today.


The Assistant Director of Admissions (ADOA) oversees all aspects of admissions, recruitment and financial aid as well as directs the admissions process from inquiry through enrollment and student retention.


The Admissions teams at our colleges are EVOLVING, and we are looking for an ambitious, ethical, and result-oriented professional with proven sales performance to join our HIGH-PERFORMING team and support our enrollment growth initiatives as an Assistant Director of Admissions (ADOA).

Reporting to the Designated Admission Head of each campus, the ADOA promotes & sells the programs of the school to potential students, ensures applications are complete & in full compliance with all provincial regulatory requirements, and is responsible for meeting specific KPIs to exceed the school’s enrollment targets each month.

Your primary responsibilities include prospects engagement, partnership recruitment and personal wealth creation! You will contribute directly to the college revenue growth by selling diverse program offerings to prospective students. The position works closely with campus financial staff.

Specifically, the ADOA is responsible for the following:

  • Assist the Designated Admission Head in the overall management and supervision of the admissions process
  • Collaborate with the admissions team to develop and implement effective strategies for attracting and enrolling a diverse pool of prospective students
  • Support the development and implementation of marketing and communication strategies to enhance the visibility and reputation of the institution
  • Connect and build good relationships with prospective students
  • Conduct informational sessions and provide guidance to prospective students and their families on admissions requirements, academic programs, and campus resources
  • Assist in the planning and execution of recruitment events, such as college fairs, open houses, and information sessions
  • Review and evaluate applications, transcripts, and supporting documents to determine eligibility and make admission decisions
  • Collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to ensure a seamless transition from admission to enrollment for accepted students
  • Achieve monthly, weekly and annual sales targets and KPI’s through effective communication, follow-up, and closing strategies
  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in admissions, enrollment management, and higher education
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of applicant data, including contact information, application status, and admission decisions
  • Have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, superior organizational skills, and the ability to manage stress and thrive in often demanding situations
  • Perform other administrative tasks and duties as assigned by the Designated Admission Head


Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of solid sales performance history or record
  • Professional sales training or education

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience in education sales or private college admissions or B2C sales or telemarketing is highly desirable
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Competencies and Skills

  • Passion for higher education and a genuine desire to help students succeed
  • Ability to work independently and meet set targets and goals
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing schedules, priorities and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong persuasive skills to effectively convey the value of our institution and its programs
  • Superb verbal communication skills and a confident phone presence
  • Ability to make a high volume of reach outs to people (80-150 per day) while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong resilience in managing rejections/objections from people and turning them around into opportunities
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to track and follow up on prospective student interactions
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft applications and productivity tools
  • Familiarity with CRM systems or other call management software is a plus