Engineering Admissions Specialist

University of Waterloo

Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, Faculty of Engineering, the Engineering Admissions Specialist’s duties involve responding to applicant inquiries about Engineering admissions; receiving, tracking and processing internal transfer requests; co-ordinating video interview assignments; and assisting with Admission Information Form (AIF) reviews. Responsibilities extend to all undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Engineering, excluding Architecture. There are two Engineering Admission Specialists in the Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUGO), which support all clientele. Although they share many duties, they also perform some tasks independently.


Serve as primary contact for admission enquiries through email (enginfo) and phone and responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information pertaining to all aspects of the Faculty of Engineering.

Respond to inquiries from applicants and their parents, teachers and guidance counsellors regarding the application process and admission requirements, or direct inquiries to others where more appropriate.

Assist with downloading and reviewing Admission Information Form (AIF) materials.

Manage the day-to-day operations of the micro-scholarships program and respond to applicant inquiries on that topic.

Manage the day-to-day operations and volunteer reviewers of the Engineering online interview.

Internal Transfers

Serve as primary contact for inquiries about program transfers within Engineering and from other Faculties, monitoring the email address for that purpose (eng.transfers).

Provide initial feedback and advice to students, by email, phone or meeting.

Track Plan Modification requests and assemble all relevant information.

Facilitate transfer decision-making with Director and/or Associate Director.

Co-ordinate approved transfer cases with the Engineering Undergrad Office, Registrar’s Office, CECA, and others as required.

Communicate declined transfer cases and provide information and academic counselling where necessary.


Assist with the planning and attendance at on-campus open house and other recruitment events, which may include presentations in front of large crowds.

Meet with visiting applicants and families when Associate Director is unavailable.

Identify trends in inquiries and make suggestions regarding recruitment messaging and communications.

Pull together admission extracts for faculty partners regarding various recruitment initiatives.

Internal Processes

Help with recruitment, training, and tracking of video interview reviewers.

Interact with MUR and other groups on campus to co-ordinate processes and consistent messaging to inquiries.

Bachelor’s degree, or college diploma with significant university experience.Experience with proven track record of success in one or more areas of recruitment, admissions, student advising, or undergraduate program co ordination

Must have experience in WCMS, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat

Responsible for managing several major tasks for all programs within the Faculty of Engineering and must have the ability to manage a large volume of work with accuracy, conflicting priorities and deadlines is required

Close scrutiny of details is vital to this position

The incumbent will have a very strong working knowledge of all Faculty and University Policy that allows him / her to make many decisions regarding possible academic paths for students

Good public speaking and excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Must have knowledge for writing accessible web content, introduction to google analytics and understanding of Waterloo Writing Style Guidelines for accessibility standards

Must have knowledge in Academic Content Management system (ACMS), SA Catalog, Peoplesoft, OAT, Outlook, Exchange Calendar and Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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