Office of the Registrar
Number of Positions:
Assistant Student Recruiter 1
Hours of work:
$48,582 - $58,994
March 26, 2020
April 30, 2020
The Assistant Student Recruiter Level 1 promotes Ontario Tech University’s undergraduate degree programs. This is primarily accomplished by travelling to high schools across the province, and presenting information to prospective students and their parents, as well as guidance counsellors. The main objective of this position is visiting high schools and attending Ontario University Regional Fairs to convert prospective students into applicants.
Nature of Work:
This position reports to the Director of Admissions and Recruitment, with daily guidance from the Senior Recruitment Officer. The Assistant Student Recruiter Level 1 will travel throughout the province of Ontario, representing Ontario Tech at education fairs, secondary school and college visits. The incumbent will be responsible for advising prospective students, parents, guidance counsellors, teachers, and the general community across Ontario on academic program options available at Ontario Tech, while providing exemplary customer service.
Increase brand awareness of Ontario Tech undergraduate programs to grow enrolment through in-person and virtual presentations and attendance at various high school, college and community events.
Attend both on and off campus events across the province.
Inform students via presentations and personal conversations about programs offered at Ontario Tech.
Enhance existing and develop new relationships with schools, guidance counsellors and teachers.
Provide basic academic counselling and advising to prospective students. Respond to queries related to university admission requirements, programs, services and Student Life.
Increase applicant market-share, in order to meet the goals as outlined in the Ontario Tech recruitment plan.
Reach out to prospective students to offer support throughout the recruitment, admissions and registration process, and during their transition to the university.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on presentation to external contacts.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong technical/multi-media skills.
Must be flexible to deal with a variety of clients; secondary, non-secondary, non-traditional, parents, teachers and guidance counsellors
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Flexibility to work irregular hours and ability to travel extensively throughout Ontario. Travel can be 2-3 weeks at a time, with extended work days of 12-14 hours. Regular weekend work is required.
Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment.
Positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation.
A strong record of teamwork, with the motivation and ability to work independently with little supervision.
Proficiency in using advanced features associated with the current versions of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required.
Valid Ontario Driver's License (Class G) is required.
Must be physically capable of performing duties as assigned, including driving and standing for lengthy periods and lifting display units and boxes weighing up to 25kg.
Significant and detailed level of knowledge of the Ontario Tech university environment and structure.
A working knowledge of post-secondary programs throughout Canada is an asset.
Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and respect for students, staff and faculty.
Must have completed an undergraduate degree by August 2020, specifically in a discipline related to Ontario Tech programming. Degree from Ontario Tech is strongly preferred.
- Verification of Academic credentials may be required
0-1 year experience in a related environment.
Each candidate will be required to make a 15 minute presentation as part of the selection process.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit in electronic format a covering letter and their resume. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found. We appreciate all applications received; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the university and the OPSEU. To the extent that policies are not included in the collective agreement, employment will also be governed by the university’s policies which may also be found on our website https://ontariotechu.ca and which may be amended from time-to-time.
Ontario Tech University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, while especially encouraging applications from women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Ontario Tech University respects people's different needs and therefore will take all reasonable steps to ensure accommodation for applicants where appropriate. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify the Human Resources Department. For more information about the universities policies for accommodating employees with disabilities please review the university’s Accessibility Policy