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Residence Admissions Coordinator, Campus Living - University of Winnipeg

updated on 11:50 AM, August 12, 2019
Province: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Residence Admissions Coordinator, Campus Living
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Posted: August 12, 2019

Job Description / Duties

-Responds to inquiries from students, parents, internal & external companies and/or departments in regards to residence admissions.
-Provides guidance with the day to day operations of the front line.
-Responds to inquiries about residence accommodations, availability and application procedures.
-Schedules staffing for tours of the residences.
-Sets up residence information packages and ensures all residence contracts are signed and recorded appropriately.
-Coordinates move-in/move-out workflow processes and is responsible for the setup of move-in/move-out bins, including room condition reports and residence agreements.
-Coordinates the room assignment processes, including but not limited to summer room assignments, and individual student transfer/re-assignment processes throughout the year.
-Approves/denies early termination applicants and adjusts bookings as required in StarRez.
-Required to be on call on a rotational basis throughout the academic and summer term, in the event of any high-level distress or discipline situation.Acts as a liaison with Security Services if necessary and will escalate situations to the Director if necessary.
-Works with the Director and Manager of Campus Living on hiring, and training, of Guest Service Assistants.
-Supervises and manages the Guest Service Assistants.
-Receives, reviews, and processes applications for hostel guests received from Outlook, website, Booking.com and Expedia.
-Manages and adjusts room inventory on Expedia and Booking.com to ensure maximum availability on all platforms and is the primary contact for contracting sites.
-Processes quotes for group booking requests.
-Creates and maintains incoming hostel fee records including detailed records of fees owing, transfers received, refunds pending, and refunds issued. .
-Provides prospective and current hostel guests with appropriate documents and support including specialized information on resources available on campus and in the community.
-Accepts, documents, and resolves hostel guest complaints and concerns.
-Follows up and addresses behaviour issues of hostel guests and escalates to the Manager and/or Director, Campus Living.
-Schedules maintenance and cleaning of rooms in cooperation with cleaning and maintenance staff.
-Promotes the Short-Term Hostel business internally and externally.
-Implement policies, procedures, regulations and work routines in compliance with the Hotel Keepers Act.
-Researches best practices and new developments that relate to short-term hostel programs at universities across Canada.
-Implements financial evictions when approved by the Director.
-Prepares invoices for sponsorship events and internal recoveries.
-Processes and maintains all Purchase Requisitions, purchases and Statement of Expenses. Assigns residence tours to Resident Advisor staff.
-Researches, plans, and implements new solutions to enhance the recruitment, admissions, and placement processes.
-Develops and maintain a residence recruitment calendar for internal and external events.
-Assists in the development and execution of the residence recruitment strategy.
-Assists in the development and coordination of departmental recruitment events to attract new and returning students to residence.
-Represents the Campus Living department in university events to recruit prospective residence students, including but not limited to Open Houses, Rotary Career Symposium, and Future Student Night.
-Represents the Campus Living department at external, national, or international recruitment efforts included but not limited to: Saskatchewan University fair, Minneapolis Symposium, Toronto, etc.
-Coordinates outreach efforts to various campus partners.
-Coordinates various promotional opportunities between the department and other university faculties, departments, programs, and student groups.
-Coordinates photo shoots with Communications Department.
-Drafts residence brochures with the Communication Department and highlights all residence features, including room configuration, eligibility criteria, meal plan options, pricing, and payment options, etc.
-Coordinates research for new or expanded marketing opportunities for the department, as required.
-Creates and implements programs in conjunction with the International Student Services to assist with the transition of international students into the residence community.

Qualifications / Required Skills

-Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.
-A minimum of four years related administrative experience in a post-secondary environment.
-Experience with program planning, staff training, policy implementation, and staff evaluation preferred.
-Experience handling cash and processing payments required.
-Experience working in the hospitality industry preferred.
-Proven track record of success in a leadership role.
-Administrative, marketing, and customer service experience required.
-Knowledge of specialized university and housing management software (StarRez, Colleague, and Salto) is required.
-Strong computer and analytical skills; advanced knowledge of Windows (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint) is required.
-High level of understanding of the functions of the Campus Living department would be an asset.
-Knowledge and understanding of Adult Students, University Student -Residence Housing and Life Issues, University Student Services Environment, Rental Housing Issues, and FIPPA would be an asset.
-Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with various levels of internal and external contacts on a variety of programs and projects.
-Proven ability to plan strategically, to implement plans, and to assess their effectiveness.
-Ability to apply marketing and sales techniques to attract, convert, and retain students in Campus Living.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills; public speaking and group facilitation skills; interpersonal, problem solving, and decision making skills.
-Demonstrated ability to administer and implement projects.
-Ability to relate positively and professionally with students, administrators, faculty, and be able to deal constructively with a variety of people both on and off campus.
-Superior organizational and problem resolution skills.
-Ability to prioritize, work under pressure and manage multiple task to meet deadlines and changing priorities.
-Ability to work in an environment of regular interruption.
-Ability to work independently as well as to participate effectively as a member of a team.
-Must be willing to work overtime, occasional evenings and/or weekends as schedules demands.
-Employment is conditional upon successful clearance of a Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check, responsibility for both lies with the employee.

Additional Information


Salary: $39,639.60 - $52,598.00

Contact Information

Erin McCarthy
Human Resources Advisor
Phone: 204-786-9132

Employer Profile

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