At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here. As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
Laurier’s recruitment strategy is inclusive of Ontario and out of province high school students, international, transfer and mature students. In order to fulfill ongoing enrolment objectives by campus, Faculty and discipline, the University, through the Strategic Enrolment Management Committee identifies the optimal undergraduate class profile, using both historical and current enrolment levels by program and entering grade average.
Often, a recruiter makes the first contact with prospective applicants. In this way, the recruitment and admissions office maintains a vital strategic link between prospective students and the Laurier community. The recruiter performs a variety of tasks relating specifically to student recruitment. This involves participation in a 6-week training period followed by approximately 10 weeks of extensive travel within Ontario. As university applications are due in early January, the emphasis on recruiting is in the fall months. The core of the contract recruiter’s role is to give approximately 100 presentations about Laurier to prospective students, guidance counsellors, and parents. The most important ingredient in Laurier’s past success in high school recruitment has been the ability of contract recruiters to integrate their recent university experience (and co-op experience where applicable) into the presentations given to prospective students.
Accountabilities : Participation in Extensive Training Program (On-campus) – 15%
Attends information meetings with the directors and chairs of all university departments and services in order to develop extensive knowledge base of the university.
Participates in a 6-week intensive public speaking training with both individual and group critiques.
Study and presentation practice is expected on evenings and weekends to meet demanding training deadlines.
Responsible for communicating key points and addressing each student interest within a 30-minute presentation
Coordination of School Visits and Travel Schedules – 10%
Confirms all high school visits by directly contacting each high school prior to visit. Arranges for travel and lodging
Implementation of Fall Recruitment Plan (Off-campus) – 75%
Travels extensively throughout Ontario independently and with the provincial University Information Program, speaking to groups of senior high school students, their parents and high school administrators
Participates in the annual Ontario University Fair in Toronto (September 28-30)
Submits weekly visit statistics, travel expense reports and receipts
Participates in the Saturday Fall Open House events on both the Waterloo and Brantford Campuses in November
• University degree, preferably from Wilfrid Laurier University
• Knowledge of university programs
• Willing to share recent personal university experience within established presentation
• Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: written communication skills; dealing courteously and effectively with people; exercising good judgement and initiative; answering inquiries in a clear and concise manner
• Experience with public speaking and giving delivering effective presentations
• Effective interpersonal and public relations skills
• Ability to work independently and set priorities
• Excellent organizational skills
• Valid “G” driver’s license with proven good driving record
• Will be required to submit a ‘Vulnerable Sectors Police Check’
• Ability to work evenings and weekends
• Ability to be away from home for extended period of time
Grade : WLUSA-07
Salary : $30.91-$36.37
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term position until November 17, 2018. The anticipated start date for this position is August 7, 2018.
Please Note :
This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at email@example.com. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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