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Recruitment Coordinator, Aboriginal

Contract Type: 

Office of the Registrar - National Recruitment
Competition No.  -        S101532664D1
Posting Date  -        Jun 02, 2017
Closing Date  -        Jun 15, 2017
Position Type  -        Full Time - Operating Funded
Salary Range  -        $54,531 to $74,751 per year
Grade  -        09
Hours  -        35

Please note this is a reposting. Previous applicants need not reapply.

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: www.hrs.ualberta.ca.

The University of Alberta is committed to respectful relations with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and developing, in consultation and collaboration with internal and external community stakeholders, a thoughtful, respectful, meaningful, and sustainable response to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In support of this objective in the University of Alberta’s institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good, the University will be developing and implementing an undergraduate recruitment and retention strategy to attract Aboriginal students from across Alberta and Canada.

Reporting to the Team Lead, National Recruitment, the Recruitment Coordinator, Aboriginal, will provide critical support to these institutional objectives. As part of National Recruitment team, the incumbent leads a recruitment portfolio focused on recruiting undergraduate Aboriginal students in Canada and actively contributes to the stewardship of the university’s relationship with Aboriginal communities. The incumbent also assists in the development of the University's undergraduate recruitment strategy, with particular emphasis on development of tactics to support strategic objectives. The Recruitment Coordinator, Aboriginal will apply their skills, experience and expertise to the domestic Aboriginal undergraduate recruitment portfolio and seek to build meaningful connections with on and off-campus stakeholders.

Please note, the hours of work for this position may be varied including a requirement to work evenings and weekends. This position requires extensive travel (25%), and time away from home may average more than five days per trip (primarily September through December).


    Participates in the development and implementation of the Undergraduate Aboriginal Recruitment Strategy and annual recruitment planning for this portfolio
    Engages with and is committed to fostering relationships, communication, and collaboration with key communities across Alberta and Canada, focusing on building strong relationships with Elders, community members and schools
    Supports community consultations, focus groups and other activities focused on building relationships
    Leads the development and execution of the portfolio’s tactical plans
    Recruits undergraduate students from focus areas in the Aboriginal recruitment strategy and identifies new markets
    Disseminates information about the University of Alberta to Aboriginal and other Canadian students, their families and school counselors and develops strong relationships with these stakeholders
    Travels to select high schools, colleges and special events; evaluates travel schedules and determines effectiveness; packages and ships recruitment materials to appropriate destinations
    Conducts presentations for both small and large audiences
    Collaborates with campus partners in faculties and units across the University of Alberta
    Organizes and executes large scale special events including Aboriginal Student Discovery Days, portions of University of Alberta Open House, registration workshops, community engagement events, information evenings and counselor workshops
    Collaboratively designs and carries out a comprehensive marketing plan for events and coordinates participation from faculties and departments across campus
    Advises management on trends in Aboriginal enrolment, including conducting research and remaining up to date with key literature and information
    Prepares proposals to enhance and improve both current and new initiatives within the portfolio
    May functionally supervise a Student Recruiter position within their portfolio, including delegating tasks and providing direction
    Provides one-on-one advising sessions for prospective students and their parents; conducts group presentations within the Campus Visit Program
    Assists in the review and development of relevant recruitment publications
    Assists with other liaison and orientation programs hosted by departments across campus, where required
    Develops strong relationships with high school counselors/teachers and partner schools through mail, email, e-newsletters, school counselor events, personal visits and the administration of collaborative programs
    Maintains a strong and significant working relationship with the Aboriginal Student Services Centre
    Provides additional office support as required


    Minimum post-secondary diploma; university degree preferred
    Minimum two years of related experience in a post-secondary environment
    Demonstrated understanding of the cultural knowledge and perspective required to connect with Aboriginal communities, schools and students
    Experience in relationship building and stakeholder consultation
    Proficiency in thinking both strategically and tactically
    Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills; experience in presenting to large groups
    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and customer service skills
    Must be able to maintain a high level of professionalism
    Ability to speak and communicate in any Aboriginal language is considered an asset
    Knowledge of university campus policies and procedures
    Knowledge of PeopleSoft an asset
    Technical/computer skills that will enhance the proliferation of our e-recruitment strategy
    Valid Full Class 5 Driver’s License and clean driver's abstract

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

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.

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