International Recruitment Officer

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International Recruitment Officer

Admission Services, Office of Registrarial Services

Temporary full-time from April 2021 to April 2023
Temporary absence of the regular incumbent
Hiring #: 2021-0152

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, International Recruitment, the core function of this position will be to recruit international students residing in Canada and abroad as a mechanism to increase the number of international applications we receive and the conversion of those admitted to subsequently enroll at the University of Guelph. The incumbent will be required to: represent the University of Guelph at education fairs and in schools; prepare all logistics for school visits and travel; foster relationships with guidance counselors, educational consultants, school officials and other key external constituents who are involved in the application and enrolment process; provide proactive communications to international curriculum inquiries/applicants; manage lead generation and message campaigns through existing databases and viral media in cooperation with Information Services and within the larger Admission Services recruitment strategy; provide leadership on developing international alumni networks alongside Alumni; be a contributing member to the International Advisory Panel; manage the development, design and implementation of special outreach projects to segmented groups of potential students and manage the development of country-specific Student Advisory Panels as required; provide document verification; and analysis of best practices in international recruitment; provide admission counselling specific to certain curriculum/regions; research document verification; and analysis of best practices in international recruitment.

Requirements of this position include: a university degree (preferably from the University of Guelph) and relevant experience in the liaison, registrarial or student services environment, public relations or marketing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication preferably in multiple languages; strong interpersonal skills in particular when dealing with those in authority; demonstrated first-hand cross-cultural experience; clear understanding of how to market and communicate information to a variety of cultures and religious affiliations; practical experience with Excel, databases such as Slate, word processing and presentation software; understanding of international credentials is an asset. A valid Ontario driver’s licence and a passport which enables uninhibited travel are essential. Must be able to work weekends and evenings. Extensive travel both internationally and within Ontario is required.

This appointment is regularly performed on- campus but will be initially fulfilled remotely (off-campus) until the University resumes its regular operations.

(Covering) Position Number 497-006
Classification P03*
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2021 03 31
Closing Date: 2021 04 14