Admissions Assistant

Full-Time Continuous

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For almost 40 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

Exceptional first impression and client experience are goals of the admission department, whether we are admitting new families or servicing existing ones with re-enrolment. Working collaboratively with the well-established Admissions team, this role is the administrative backbone of the department. The Admissions Assistant understands the importance of why we do what we do and acts with the best interest of every child at heart.

Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Assistant will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our school’s admissions and enrolment process, ensuring that our families always receive a seamless experience. To do so, exceptional organization skills are required, as the Admissions Assistant will manage all prospective and returning families’ information and data through SchoolAdmin, as well as our in-house databases. The successful candidate must enjoy working in a dynamic educational environment and have both experience and a passion for working with children. If you believe that all students have untapped potential, and you’re committed to helping them find it, this could be the role for you!

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Review and update application forms, enrollment and re-enrollment forms adhering to school policies and procedures
  • Maintain the School Admin system to ensure files are accurate and prepared for export to PowerSchool
  • Provide support in assessing admissions applications for completeness; create digital file, update checklists and enter the data into the admissions charts
  • Communicate with students and families in a confidential and sensitive manner via phone, email, virtually or in-person
  • Track progress of incoming materials, follow up on and request the necessary documentation
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data records and create statistical reports as needed for enrollment and re-enrollment
  • Perform student record maintenance within the school, and with external resources
  • Coordinate and schedule admissions events
  • Compose and manage correspondence on a regular basis with all interested stakeholders


  • Proficient with technology (hardware & software), Microsoft Office Suite, spreadsheets, and database programs;
  • 3 + years experience in an administrative capacity, with a focus on records management;
  • Post-secondary education in related field with experience in education, admissions, recruitment, communication, sales, marketing, and/or non-profits considered an asset;
  • Working knowledge of SchoolAdmin and PowerSchool software programs considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated success working effectively in a school setting and with children is considered an asset;
  • A self-starter and attentive to details;
  • High level of customer service, including strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate empathy, compassion and patience;
  • Organized, efficient, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines;
  • Capable of providing a variety of supports in a and supportive manner;
  • Patient and flexible mindset;

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, matching RRSP program. This position is not tied to the school calendar, and offers four weeks of vacation to start, as well as additional two and a half weeks paid winter break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector as well as satisfactory proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or acceptable proof of accommodation on the basis of a protected human rights ground.

Our Application Process

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by January 10, 2022 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!


Demonstrate your competencies, skills and experience.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.