Admissions Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Feb 2024

Te Ratonga Ākonga | Student Services
Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • 2x Continuing (permanent) positions available
  • Generous annual leave provisions and professional development opportunities

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!
He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Admissions Officer? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
The Admissions team is responsible for administering domestic and international admission applications on behalf of the University. Under the supervision of a Team Leader, the team of Admissions Officers carries out the day-to-day operation of the office which includes assessment of applications, general administration, and advice and guidance to students, staff and external organisations. The role of an Admissions Officer is interesting and varied, and we are looking for someone enthusiastic and motivated to join our busy team in the Matariki Building, Ilam Campus.

Mōu | Who You Are
You will be a positive and confident individual who works well as part of a team. To be successful in this role, you will pride yourself on having:

  • an in-depth understanding of a university environment including knowledge of tertiary qualifications and their relevant equivalences
  • experience interpreting and applying policies, regulations and procedures accurately and consistently
  • systematic and well organised approach to your work
  • excellent interpersonal, networking and problem-solving skills
  • sound research and analytical skills that support your logical decision-making
  • high level of IT competences with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • genuine understanding and appreciation of other cultures
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • initiative and ability to work both independently and within a team

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The team is highly collaborative and always ready for new challenges whilst championing the UC student experience at all touchpoints. At UC we place our students first with a shared vision of revitalising and intensifying the student experience and we strive to offer every student a 'world class environment' that promotes individual growth and development.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 18th February 2024 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted via our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.
Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 18773
Posted on 31 Jan 2024
Closes on 18 Feb 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Administration, Education & Training, Student Services
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Continuing (Permanent) full-time
More details (document) Admissions Officer_Jan2024_PD.pdf
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