Careers at Redeemer

Admissions Counsellor

Full-time  Open until filled Starts: Dec. 1, 2022
The Admissions Counsellor (AC) is the front-line representative of Redeemer University with respect to prospective students, their families and high school stakeholders.
The Admissions Counsellor (AC) is the front-line representative of Redeemer University with respect to prospective students, their families and high school stakeholders.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Admissions Counsellor
Full-time  Open until filled Starts: Dec. 1, 2022

The Position

The Admissions Counsellor (AC) is the front-line representative of Redeemer University with respect to prospective students, their families and high school stakeholders. The AC is responsible for all recruitment efforts and achieving enrolment targets within their regional areas.


  • Prepare, plan and execute regional recruitment plans to key recruitment territories throughout Ontario.
  • Build relationships with key high schools, guidance counsellors and strategic contacts in promoting Redeemer’s mission and vision.
  • Work cooperatively with the Senior Admissions Manager to develop and implement long-term regional recruitment plans
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to prospective applicants and other stakeholders (i.e. guidance counsellors, parents, and youth pastors)
  • Guide prospective students through the admission funnel with the ultimate goal of those students matriculating.
  • Travel to represent Redeemer University to prospective students and their families at fairs, events and conferences (approximately 10 to 12 weeks per year).
  • The ability to review and understand complex application files and materials.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Your experience demonstrates a strong customer relations and/or student service focus.
  • You excel in people-oriented environments and you listen well to others’ needs.
  • You understand young adults and their cultural context and are able to formulate clearly and concisely how Redeemer fits into a young adult’s goals and plans.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • You understand and are able to effectively articulate the mission of the University.
  • You can communicate what is unique about the Reformed Christian tradition and what is unique about Redeemer’s place in higher education.
  • You understand data and how to make use of it in support of your work.
  • You are organized and are able to work effectively in high stress environments.
  • You have a basic understanding of the North-American post-secondary education system
  • You understand modern communications and technology - including social media, CRM software, Google apps for business and Microsoft Office.
  • You are able to preserve and maintain confidentiality of student data and records.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • You have a Baccalaureate degree and a minimum of one year of related work experience
  • You have a valid driver’s license and are willing to travel on University business, including weekends and evenings (approximately 10 to 12 weeks per year).

Other Requirements

  • Commitment to Redeemer's Statement of Basis and Principles and to its Reformed Christian identity
  • Active membership in a church that nurtures the Christian faith as articulated in the confessional heritage of the Protestant Reformation
  • Participation in communal activity that supports and encourages a university campus environment where the holistic development of all persons embodies Christian principles that advance the mission and Christian character of Redeemer University College

The Application Process

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University.

Position reports to: Senior Admissions Manager

Submit applications to: (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until filled (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Anticipated start date: Dec. 1, 2022

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter & resume) and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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