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Student Recruitment Advisor, Indigenous, Student & Enrolment Services

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Job ID: 13722

Updated: December 4, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Recruitment in the Student & Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Student Recruitment Advisor, Indigenous.

Reporting to the Manager of Recruitment, the Student Recruitment Advisor, Indigenous, plays an important role in the University of Calgary’s indigenous recruitment activities through a variety of methods. This includes delivering recruitment presentations, researching and contributing to the development of recruitment related programming, strategies and market research, as well as providing admissions and career-related advice. The Student Recruitment Advisor, Indigenous, will identify and build and maintain relationships with high schools, colleges, and adult learning programs in Western Canada with a specific target of connecting and building relationships within the indigenous community. The Student Recruitment Advisor, Indigenous, contributes to the University of Calgary’s strategic recruitment goals of developing a vibrant, diverse, and highly academic group of applicants and incoming class of students annually.

Position Description

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

Student Recruitment

  • Presentations to varied audiences

  • Works in consultation with The Native Centre on matters pertaining to Aboriginal Student Admission policies, Access program registration, retention and community liaison activities

  • Informational services to provide admission and related career related advice prospective students and families

  • May provide pre-screening of application credentials to facilitate the application and admission process

  • By working with the other members of the Recruitment and Admissions team and other university units, identify innovative ways of bringing information to its stakeholders in an efficient and effective manner

  • Recruitment goals and objectives are met or exceeded

  • Detailed knowledge of the University of Calgary’s programs, services, enrolment policies and procedures is ensured

  • Time is effectively managed to accomplish tasks in a timely fashion

  • Interacts pleasantly and respectfully with co-workers, supervisor, members of the university community, students, and members of the education community

  • Information pertaining to the University of Calgary is communicated in an accurate, timely, and honest manner

  • Prospective students are inspired to consider the University of Calgary as a post-secondary option

  • Representing UCalgary in a professional manner at various outreach events.

Campus Tours

  • Assists in the delivery of future student campus tours to support the visitor experience including VIP tours, daily tours and group tours

  • Researches campus tour trends across North America to identify best practice and ascertain, evaluate, and/or implement changes to enhance current tour approaches

  • Develops communication strategy to market the tour program to both internal and external audiences

  • Conducts post-tour evaluations and analysis, and recommends and implements program improvements

  • Collaborates with and build strong relationships with UCalgary constituencies including alumni, parents, high schools and community college programs to build a successful campus tour program


  • Review of applications for processing and to be considered with accuracy and timeliness to ensure applicants are treated fairly and meeting required deadlines

  • Summary reports of trips and activities

  • Prepares recruitment proposals and completes planning documents to further recruitment efforts

  • Responding to emails, phone calls and other inquiries from prospective students when required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • This position requires an undergraduate degree from a recognized/accredited university. A degree from the University of Calgary is preferred

  • Prior experience working in a university environment is preferred

  • Demonstrated familiarity with Indigenous communities, history, and culture

  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills; demonstrated abilities in project management; and strength in answering multiple complex enquiries per day

  • 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

  • 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" driver’s 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 within Canada 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, electronic document management systems, and 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

  • Ability to work in a confidential setting and demonstrate good judgment in dealing with sensitive or problematic situations

  • N.A.P.I Leadership Training and a working knowledge of the University of Calgary Native Centre are considered an asset

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Treaty 7 territory and/or an established working relationship with Treaty 7 communities are considered an asset

Application Deadline:  November 17, 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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