Job title: Student Recruiter

Company: University of Alberta

Job description: DescriptionThis competition is open to all applicants however; internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: .Location – Work primarily takes place at Augustana Campus, Camrose. This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person.Working at the University of AlbertaThe University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. .PositionThe Student Recruiter, Augustana Campus role is located in Camrose, Alberta. The hours of work for this position will be varied, including a requirement to work evenings and weekends. This position requires overtime, extensive travel within Canada, and time away from home that may average more than five days per trip (primarily September through December).Reporting directly to the Student Recruitment Service Partner, Augustana Campus, the Student Recruiter, Augustana Campus position within the Student Recruitment Centre of Expertise is responsible for the dissemination of information and effective promotion of the University of Alberta, and specifically specializes in knowledge about Augustana Campus, to prospective students across Canada.This exciting and diverse position supports the execution of Augustana recruitment strategies, specializing in the promotion of programs and services offered within the Augustana Faculty, to Indigenous and non-Indigenous high school students within Canada, post-secondary transfer students, their parents, and counsellors, assisting in the execution of the University’s undergraduate recruitment strategy.This includes the development and implementation of recruitment initiatives that will help meet the strategic enrolment goals of the Augustana Faculty. This position requires extensive travel across Alberta and Canada, select high schools, colleges, and special events to recruit prospective students via presentations and one-on-one interactions, including driving a UofA fleet vehicle to local and rural Alberta recruitment events. This position will participate in recruiting and connecting with prospective students using virtual platforms.In addition, this position will coordinate with Indigenous Enrolment Management in recruitment and engagement of Indigenous students to Augustana, and will represent Augustana campus at events led by or coordinated by Indigenous recruitment. This will include meeting regularly with the Indigenous recruitment team and regular touchpoints with the Assistant Registrar, Indigenous Enrolment Management as needed.Duties

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  • Targets select high schools and special events to recruit prospective students via engaging presentations, booth fairs and one-on-one advising
  • Provides on-campus and virtual advising to prospective students, parents, and guests in both 1:1 and group settings
  • Responds to both routine and non-standard inquiries about the university, work-integrated learning opportunities, student services, admission requirements, and admission status. Answers a range of questions on a variety of subject areas (such as the conversion of domestic curricula, IP/AP conversion, connections to career pathways and scholarships, etc.) Escalates inquiries when required.
  • Promotes the University of Alberta at various recruitment events and cultivates relationships with prospective high school students and their parents, including extensive public speaking
  • Works closely with all positions within the Augustana recruitment team, the Indigenous recruitment team, as well as the Student Recruitment Centre of Expertise, to address the strategic needs of Augustana, as well as the university
  • Develops, grows and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders, such as high school counsellors and community members, on behalf of Augustana
  • Responds to student, parent and counsellor inquiries
  • Engages audiences in an age-appropriate, culturally aware, and inclusive manner
  • Plans and executes faculty-specific special events, including Registration Workshops, Information Sessions, Advising sessions, and other special events, both virtual and in-person
  • Participates in coordinated recruitment activities with other student recruiters, colleagues within the Student Recruitment Centre of Expertise, Indigenous Enrolment Management, and other client groups
  • Evaluates attended recruitment initiatives by reporting prospective engagement, lead generation, number of publications provided, event attendance, and other meaningful notes describing the purpose and utility of the event for evaluation and future planning purposes
  • Brainstorms and proposes new and innovative ideas to improve prospective student engagement for the purpose of recruitment
  • Drives the collection of leads from potential students and monitors their progression throughout the enrollment funnel. Enters data into university systems in order to track potential applicants
  • Assists prospective students in the application for admission process. Helps to troubleshoot admission challenges to ensure admissibility of the applicant pool. Works with applicants to encourage offer acceptance and yield, ultimately increasing enrolment at the University
  • Keeps admitted students engaged and continually conveys the value of attending the UofA; plans and implements yield initiatives accordingly
  • Assists in the development of virtual recruitment tools and resources, such as creating virtual booths on behalf of faculties, Colleges, and the university, tip sheets, chat rooms
  • Represents Augustana within the University of Alberta Indigenous recruitment efforts, events, and strategic planning
  • Recruits students and builds meaningful connections with secondary school contacts, First Nations and Métis Settlements, in collaboration with Indigenous recruitment
  • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Alberta, preference or asset for an Augustana Faculty graduate; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
  • Demonstrated personal experience with Indigenous practices and relational ways of knowing required to connect with Indigenous communities, schools and students, plus a familiarity with Treaty 6, 7, and 8 First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large complex organization with a variety of stakeholders across many disciplines and maintain high levels of professionalism
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to meet targets, goals, and expectations
  • Strong cultural sensitivity, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to lift up to 25kgs
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; 3-year driver’s abstract will be required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of University of Alberta policies and procedures is an asset
  • Related volunteer or work experience at a post-secondary institution is an asset
  • Related experience in Indigenous engagement is an asset
  • Understanding of FNMI cultural protocol and honorariums and experience working closely with Indigenous communities is an asset
  • Ability to speak and communicate in an Indigenous language is considered an asset
  • Knowledge and experience using virtual platforms is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Products (Gmail, etc.); knowledge of PeopleSoft and Slate is an asset

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight July 22, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

Location: Camrose, AB

Job date: Sun, 07 Jul 2024 02:39:18 GMT