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There is no such thing as an ordinary day when you work at Vancouver Film School. It’s a creative and fast-paced environment where you’re part of recruiting and educating the next generation of actors, filmmakers, video game developers and creative thinkers. Our unique culture is all about celebrating the pure passion and unwavering perseverance of our students as they go through their own amazing personal journeys towards a career in the entertainment arts. Constantly evolving and updating to meet industry demands, VFS believes results matter, and that extends from our classrooms and experienced faculty to our hard-working marketing, admissions, and support departments — and well beyond. If you’d like to join our team, simply browse the open positions below. If none of them seem to fit your particular skillsets, but you think you belong at VFS, apply here. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Job Scope

Vancouver Film School programs focus on industries that use moving images, graphics, sound and text as fundamental components for communication, information and story. VFS programs regularly and continually evolve in response to the current industry methodology, technology and need. VFS offers world recognized, full-time, one-year programs in Film Production, 3D Animation and Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Digital Character Animation, Sound Design, Writing, Acting, Makeup Design, Digital Design, Game Design, Foundation Visual Art and Design and Programming for Games, Web and Mobile. These one year programs are intensive, focused on the field of study and immerse students in industry-like settings and situations in order to best prepare them for work in their chosen field.

VFS is currently accepting applications for the position of International Admissions Advisor for China - South China Office in our Admissions Department. This position will be based in either Guangzhou or Shenzhen, China.

Reporting to the Director for International Business Development, and responsible to the senior management team, this position will assist in the development, communication and implementation of recruitment strategies and action plans to achieve international student enrollment objectives. The International Admissions Advisor will improve the quality and quantity of the student body with a focus on improving VFS’ standing in the international marketplace, while enhancing the Institution’s presence and reputation. This position is responsible for identifying new international student growth initiatives, and the implementation of strategic and operational plans. The incumbent will be a role model and provide mentorship for staff working in Admissions and Admissions support capacity internationally and set appropriate examples by providing high quality customer service to all constituents. They will be responsible for the management of external partners and will ensure all activities and relationships are consistent with VFS standards and values, and exceed regulatory compliance thresholds.

Core Responsibilities

• Take a leadership role in all international sales and student recruitment initiatives/opportunities that arise from or are consistent with the regional business plan.
• Be a driving force in the establishment of VFS’ presence in the region.
• Where assigned, conduct an analysis of international student recruiting requirements and recommend to the Director for International Business Development a road map for strategic development and implementation.
• Monitor progress related to the VFS enrollment targets and help implement programs ensuring targets are met on a global enrollment, program-by-program and specific start date basis.
• Identify enrollment opportunities and focus on regularly and systematically pursuing those opportunities.
• Build and manage strategic relationships with a range of agents, partners and institutions whose students can be successful as VFS students.
• Engage in discussions/negotiations for high potential pathway opportunities (agreements with large agencies, foreign universities, online educators, etc.).
• Where assigned, deliver comprehensive and targeted training programs for international admission staff, key agents, and related stakeholders. Ensure the development and coordination of the sales selling cycle and methodology.
• Participate in appropriate recruitment and enrollment activities including: open houses, regional presentations, training sessions, orientation programs locally and internationally.
• Attendance at agent training and student recruitment events in the region.
• Implement short and long range student recruitment goals as set by the Director for International Business Development and/or Managing Director, and conduct analysis and evaluations to measure performance against those goals.
• Establish system of reporting and analytics to monitor key metrics/activities.
• Assist with the development of and monitor quality and frequency of all contact and follow up for all leads; propose and implement training, and reporting to be able to identify any areas that can be improved.
• Review attrition (withdrawal and dismissal) to minimize occurrences, which can be addressed at the enrolment and admission stage.
• Identify areas where admissions standards are not being upheld; plan and implement training to address these areas to ensure VFS standards are being met and subsequently exceeded.
• Reporting to the Director that allows senior management to understand trends in the following areas: lead development progression or regression, lead sources, materialization of all major marketing efforts, and other requests.
• Ensure International agents and partners are operating with consistent and standardized business practices.
• Uphold the highest level of customer service and integrity in all situations.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director for International Business Development and/or the senior leadership team.

Job Qualifications

• Superior sales skills, preferably selling an intangible product, at a senior level for a minimum of 5 years. A proven sales track record that can be described numerically.
• Degree/Diploma in Business Administration or other business/management degree area.
• Proven business development experience.
• Previous significant direct supervisory experience in a sales environment.
• Advanced knowledge and skills in procedures and systems.
• Proven ability to work and manage databases efficiently.
• Advanced knowledge and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proven leadership and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to multitask and perform well under pressure and exceptional customer service skills are required.
• Excellent written and interpersonal skills with an attention to detail and accuracy.
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
• Must be fluent in the following languages: English and Cantonese. Fluency in Mandarin also important.