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Reporting to the Director of Design, Recruitment and Admissions the Recruitment Officer will be responsible for assisting in the creation and implementation of Lassonde's Recruitment and Admissions strategies for international student and domestic students (outside Ontario). The individual will act as primary contact for all prospective international students interested in Lassonde, and will be ultimately responsible for guiding those students through the entire recruitment cycle. They will also suggest new initiatives, arrange and coordinate special Lassonde-related activities as well as smaller scale targeted events for outreach, recruitment, conversion and transition of Lassonde students. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying and building relationships with schools and institution overseas. Tracks expenditures and maintains contact databases. Maintains familiarity with Lassonde's suite of programs and developments in the field of related careers. Collaborates with Division of Students on all functions to ensure all Lassonde activities and processes are aligned with University strategies, objectives. Ensures Division of Students is made aware of all visits, functions and activities for Lassonde.
University degree in Engineering or Business Administration/Commerce/Administrative Studies (specialization in Marketing and/or Sales strongly preferred).
2 year recent related experience (e.g. educational liaison in an academic environment, making effective presentations and/or public speaking, programme/project administration, etc.) including marketing, sales, advising/counselling, and answering detailed/complex enquiries in a student or customer service area. Previous experience and familiarity with Science/Engineering programs preferred. Experience with international recruitment and experience working with CRM systems would be an asset.
Demonstrated skills/abilities in the following areas: Educational liaison experience required. knowledge of Ontario university system admissions criteria, university programs and familiarity with post-secondary educational systems. Excellent oral communication skills to make effective presentations. Advising/counselling skills' ability to elicit accurate information, provide regulatory information and answer detailed enquiries in a clear and concise manner. Effective interpersonal and public relations skills. Knowledge and sensitivity to cultural issues. Tact and diplomacy essential. Working effectively in a team environment. Exercising good judgement, initiative and creative problem solving skills. Excellent written communication skills. Analyzing, interpreting and presenting information. Excellent organizational skills including ability to work independently, meet deadlines, coordinate a number of projects/programs simultaneously in response to changing/conflicting priorities. Attending accurately to detail and working effectively under pressure of high volume. Training and overseeing the work of others. Intermediate MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and introductory MS Access with the ability to run queries from an established database. Adept at learning new technology programs. Maintaining confidentiality.
Must hold a valid passport and be eligible to travel internationally.
Must hold a valid Ontario Class 'G' drivers' license in good standing and have a driving record acceptable to the University.
This position requires the candidate to produce a verification of degree(s), credentials(s), or equivalencies from accredited institutions and/or international equivalents at the time of interview.
This position requires the candidate to produce a valid Driver's License and a satisfactory Driver's Abstract at the time of the interview.
Hours of work: 8:30-4:30. Summer: Monday to Thursday 8:30-4:30, Friday 8:30-3:30. Required to travel extensively and to work flexible hours. Travel requirement between four (4) to ten (10) weeks on average a year. Typically for a duration of two (2) weeks per trip but may be longer.
Hours of work: A. During periods of international and domestic travel: Work days and hours of work will be adjusted to accommodate flight and other travel times to allow for appropriate rest periods upon arrival at the destination and return home, as appropriate to the length of travel and the distance of the destination(s) from Toronto. Days and hours of work at the destination(s) may be adjusted to accommodate local recruitment meetings and events, and other responsibilities as related to the job duties and responsibilities. International and domestic itineraries including travel times, meetings etc. will be confirmed as far in advance as practicable, but no later than six (6) business days prior to departure. B. Attendance at events in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and in Ontario: Work days/hours of work may be altered to accommodate attendance at recruitment and other events related to the responsibilities of the position on evenings and weekends. Event schedules in the GTA and Ontario will be confirmed as far in advance as practicable. C. During periods of time when the incumbent is not required to travel and no events are scheduled which require the attendance of the incumbent, the days and hours of work will be normally Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Overtime may be necessary during peak periods.
Peak periods: September - June. Hours during peak periods: Could be required to work outside of normal business hours for evening or weekend recruitment events.
Vacation restriction: End of September - June.
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