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Student Recruitment Advisor, International, Recruitment, Student & Enrolment Services

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Job ID: 12908

Updated: June 22, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Recruitment in the Student & Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Student Recruitment Advisor, for approximately 12 months.

Reporting to the Manager of Recruitment, the Student Recruitment Advisor, International, plays an important role in the University of Calgary´s international recruitment activities through a variety of methods. This includes delivering recruitment presentations, researching and contributing to the development of programs, strategies and market research, as well as providing admissions and career advisement and application pre-screening. The Student Recruitment Advisor, International, contributes to the University of Calgary´s strategic international recruitment goals of developing a vibrant, diverse, and highly academic group of international applicants and incoming class of students annually.

This position requires international travel and will include working evenings and weekends as necessary, depending on international travel and event plans. Discretionary decision-making, the ability to work without formal supervision, and to set and monitor their professional priorities are essential for success in this role. Accuracy and confidentiality are critical and the consequences of errors will have a severe impact to the student, Recruitment and Admissions, and the University of Calgary. The incumbent ensures compliance with internal policies and regulation.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

International Student Recruitment Marketing

  • Assist with input for marketing publications and other materials required for direct mail campaigns, electronic media, presentations
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of multi-channel marketing and communications plan
  • Contributes to the development and ongoing refinements of marketing strategies for student recruitment for the international market

International Outreach and Network

  • Plans and targets visits internationally to strategically-defined regions within Canada and abroad to meet the University of Calgary´s international student enrolment goals
  • Develops contacts, including government representatives abroad, and networks for the purpose of strengthening the ongoing presence and reputation of the University and to encourage applications to the University
  • Develops a wide range of contacts within the University community,  to sustain both a broad information base about the University and to be able to draw on such resources as part of recruitment-related activity

International Market Development and Analysis

  • Conducts research and remains current of major trends, issues and developments
  • Maintains an ongoing awareness of available material pertaining to past and present accreditation standards for both Canadian and foreign secondary and post-secondary institutions (e.g., grading systems, credit practices, etc.) Tracks and keeps abreast of competitors
  • Tracks the number of international student enquiries received through various sources (e.g. email, vendors, etc.)

Agent Management

  • Ensures agent compliance and conducts spot checks on agent performance
  • Coordinates orientation and training for agents and their staff in country and presents joint agent sponsored seminars to students
  • Updates the agent information in system and prepares agent recruitment results reports

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • This position requires an undergraduate degree from a recognized/accredited university. A degree from the University of Calgary is preferred
  • Two years' recent, related experience, preferably in recruitment role in a postsecondary environment. International experience in a similar role would be considered an asset
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills; demonstrated abilities in project management; and strength in answering multiple complex enquiries per day
  • International travel experience required
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning and public relations
  • Knowledge of Campus Alberta and the Canadian university system admissions criteria, university programs, and strong familiarity with Canadian and international educational systems
  • Advising/counselling skills
  • Ability to work in a confidential setting and demonstrate good judgment in dealing with sensitive or problematic situations
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, particularly for identifying trends in markets, generating original ideas and innovative solutions, and working effectively in a team environment
  • Experience in effective relationship building
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural issues; tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality are essential requirements
  • Good judgment, initiative, and creative problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including ability to work independently, meet deadlines, coordinate a number of projects/programs simultaneously in response to changing/conflicting priorities
  • Effective, calm, and energized under pressure of high-volume, fast-paced working environment
  • A valid "Class 5" drivers license (cannot be a graduated license) with proven good driving record (abstract required)
  • A valid Canadian passport
  • A criminal record check will be required as a condition of employment
  • This position requires the incumbent to travel internationally for extended periods of time with minimal or no direct supervision
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technology programs
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office applications, an electronic document management system, a Student Information System (PeopleSoft preferred)
  • Willing to be cross-trained and to assist other departments across the Office of the Registrar
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes with a weight of 20-25 pounds
  • Designations such as RISIA will be considered an asset

Application Deadline:  June 1, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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