Admissions Recruitment Specialist Vancouver

Adler University

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Marketing, the Recruitment Specialist plays a pivotal role in Adler University’s growth and success by participating in a variety of activities and events to attract prospective students to the University. These events include, but are not limited to, conferences, grad school fairs, and classroom visits at feeder institutions. They initiate discussions with prospective students, evaluate their qualifications, and facilitate tours and other meetings as needed.

The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for establishing and cultivating relationships with external organizations (community partners, non-profits, and corporations) to drive additional enrollment growth at Adler. They are also responsible for maintaining accurate prospective student records by entering new information in a timely manner in the University’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in admissions, higher education, or a marketing/sales environment
  • 1-2 years of experience in event planning/management preferred.


  • Excellent track record in team building and leadership.
  • Strong computer skills with standard programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
  • Experience working with a CRM for reporting and communications management, Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Outstanding public speaking skills.
  • Excellent organization and follow-up skills.
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Availability to work evening and weekends will be required.
  • A strong alignment with the mission and values of the Adler School

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Recruitment Events: 50%

  • Identify recruitment events that will result in the highest yield for the University.
  • Develop and maintain an annual recruitment event calendar encompassing all three Adler campuses.
  • Maintain up to date and detailed records of each event attended.
  • Represent Adler University at external and internal recruitment events including college fairs, conferences, classroom visits, open houses, and faculty meet and greets.
  • Counsel prospective students on Adler programs based on stated career goals.
  • Inform prospective students of the admissions and application process.
  • Plan and execute admissions events such as open houses, webinars, faculty meet and greets, and interview days including coordinating with Directors of Admission, working with faculty, and organization of events. 

Partnership Development: 35%

  • Leverage existing partnerships to help the University achieve its enrollment goals.
  • Create new pathways to enrollment by identifying and establishing corporate partnerships that align with Adler’s mission.
  • Research and identify potential articulation agreements with undergraduate institutions.

Other: 15%

  • Participate in weekly team meetings, by informing conversations related to trends identified within recruitment.
  • Maintain an advanced working knowledge of Adler programs, policies, processes, and admissions requirements.
  • Develop an ongoing professional development plan to remain up to date on industry standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment (Physical Demands): The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Universal Core Behaviors:


Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.

  • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
  • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
  • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect and composure when dealing with others.
  • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School’s Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
  • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
  • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
  • Puts success of the team above own interests.
  • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships.

Responsive to Change:

  • Supports changes in the work environment.
  • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
  • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
  • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
  • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.

Quality-Driven and Accountable:

  • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
  • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
  • Anticipates and responds to customer needs.
  • Monitors own performance, accept responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
  • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
  • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).

Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

  • Supports and models the School’s Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
  • Articulates the School’s Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
  • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School’s Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
  • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
  • Aligns work processes to advance the School’s strategic plan and key strategies.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

As part of the Adler’s equal employment opportunity policy, Adler will also take affirmative action to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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