academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.
Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.
Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Domestic Recruiter.
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 5-week training period followed by approximately 9 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 presentations and attend events as Laurier’s representative, addressing questions 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 into the information provided to prospective students. The regular hours of work for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
- 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 5-week intensive public speaking and knowledge based 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) – 65%
- Travels extensively throughout Ontario independently and with the provincial Ontario Universities Regional Fairs, speaking to groups of senior high school students, their families and high school administrators.
- Participates in the annual Ontario University Fair in Toronto (September 27-29th)
- 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