Student Recruiter
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

The hours of work for this position may be varied, including a requirement to work evenings and weekends. This position requires overtime, extensive travel within Canada, and time away from home that may average more than five days per trip (primarily September through December).

Reporting directly to the Team Lead, National Recruitment, the National Student Recruiter is responsible for the dissemination of information and effective promotion of the University of Alberta to prospective high school students across Canada. This exciting and diverse position is also responsible for event planning, organizing and executing administrative details, and researching recruitment trends as required to recruit exceptional students. This position requires extensive travel across Alberta and Canada, targeting select high schools, colleges, ESL schools and special events to recruit prospective students via presentations and one on one interactions, including driving a UofA fleet vehicle to local and rural Alberta recruitment events.


Travels across Alberta and Canada targeting select high schools and special events to recruit prospective students via presentations, booth fairs and one-on-one advising
Provides on-campus advising and pre-tour presentations for prospective students, parents, and guests to North Campus
Promotes the University of Alberta at various recruitment events to prospective high school students and their parents, including extensive public speaking
Works closely with the Recruitment Coordinator(s) to address the strategic needs of the portfolio
Assists with the preparation for and execution of special events, including U of A Open House, Registration Workshops, Information Sessions, Counsellor Update Workshops, and other special events
Responds to prospective student inquiries through phone, e-mail, and online chat rooms
Assists with research projects, compiles data, and creates evaluations around event effectiveness
Brainstorms and proposes new and innovative ideas to improve prospective student engagement for the purpose of recruitment
Develops strong relationships with high school counselors/coordinators by booking and confirming school visits, publication drop-offs, in-person visits, etc.
Performs other duties as required

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alberta, recent graduates preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
One to two years of related experience is an asset
Experience presenting to large groups
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management and customer service skills
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
Ability to maintain high levels of professionalism
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to lift up to 25kgs
Knowledge of University of Alberta policies and procedures is an asset
Valid Class 5 Driver's License; 3-year driver's abstract will be required
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Products (Gmail, etc.); knowledge of PeopleSoft and Salesforce is an asset
Fluency in French is an asset