Are You the Perfect Candidate for this ABES Job?

Reporting to the Campus Coordinator, the Admissions/Recruitment Specialist is responsible for front-line recruitment support for candidates applying for programs at ABES on an ongoing basis. The main areas of accountability include:

  • Analysis of qualifications of prospective students using established ABES admission standards, guidelines and criteria
  • Work within a close-knit team of co-workers responsible for the entire area of admissions, including funding, student account management, practicum placement and coordination of students through the programs


  • To source candidates for students within programs using a variety of sources to ensure the candidate source is always adequate
  • To coordinate and participate in ads for the media following established guidelines of ABES and providing input into new recruitment activities
  • To work with the Student Support Services team on the design and selection of tools, including behavioural and situational interview questions for front-line roles
  • To pre-screen applicants and interview candidates
  • To provide information to administrative staff on offers and acceptance of potential candidates for the program
  • To conduct background and reference checks as required
  • To follow all organizational procedures and policies, especially those related to admissions and recruitment
  • To provide reliable and efficient communication skills throughout the process of recruitment and admission
  • To compile recruitment data, identify emerging recruitment trends and prepare reports as required
  • To coordinate with a variety of program coordinators regarding needs within programs that the admissions/recruitment staff should be aware of
  • To attend meetings with staff as required
  • To adhere to ethics guidelines as set out in the Policy and Procedures of ABES, particularly those with relation to provincial and federal privacy standards
  • To respond to inquiries of programs in person, on the phone, or via email as required
  • To follow up with all prospective students using communication tools as required


  • University degree or college diploma in a field related to communication, education, counselling, or its equivalent
  • 1 – 3 years of admissions/recruitment experience and the ability to manage busy and high-volume recruitment/admissions. Preference given to those candidates who have either worked in the health care field or have knowledge of the health care field
  • Ability to work with behavioural interview techniques
  • Ability to manage the end-to-end recruitment process
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy a requirement of the position
  • Ability to understand and act on sense of urgency when immediate action is required
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to remain positive and focused
  • Above-average problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong skills with all aspects of Microsoft Office

To Apply

Please contact us at ABES if you’re interested in applying for this position. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alberta Business & Educational Services Ltd

221 18th Street SE, #10 , Calgary, AB, T2E 6J5 | Main: 403-232-8758 | Fax: 403-265-9368

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