Recruitment Officer

Job description

Recruitment Officer

Date Posted: 01/12/2021
Req ID: 2500
Faculty/Division: Vice-Provost, Students
Department: Enrolment Services: Recruitment
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Office of Student Recruitment (OSR) in the Division of Enrolment Services is responsible for the strategic, university-wide approach to student recruitment to target and attract students to the University of Toronto. Working closely with academic divisions, OSR is responsible for regularly planning, implementing, assessing and revising a full spectrum of student recruitment initiatives.

Your opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Student Recruitment, the Recruitment Officer works closely with the recruitment team and other members of the office to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to assist the University of Toronto to achieve its undergraduate student recruitment objectives. The Recruitment Officer is responsible for positively representing the University of Toronto locally, nationally and internationally, in order to recruit well-qualified undergraduate students. The incumbent provides counselling and information services on behalf of all undergraduate divisions of the University to prospective undergraduate applicants, their parents, high school officials and the public throughout Ontario, the rest of Canada, and internationally. The Recruitment Officer is involved with planning and co-ordination for events and programs, both on and off campus. This position requires a significant commitment to travel, with extensive periods away from home and overnighttravel within the province of Ontario.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Fostering and maintaining a network of external contacts to support recruitment strategies
  • Delivering student recruitment presentations
  • Promoting programs at recruitment events
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Determining logistics required for virtual recruiting initiatives
  • Advising potential applicants, students, parents, and/or guidance counselors on admissions criteria and processes by probing and providing a range of options and possible consequences
  • Analyzing service delivery and/or internal processes and recommending improvements
  • Coordinating tasks for projects and other strategic initiatives with stakeholders

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum four (4) years related experience in undergraduate student recruitment, preferably at the University of Toronto
  • Demonstrated excellent public speaking skills and experience
  • Excellent knowledge of University of Toronto programs and admission requirements
  • Knowledge of and experience with: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ROSI
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Reliable – possessing sound judgement and common sense
  • Flexible with an ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • At all times demonstrates energy, enthusiasm for meeting new people and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Must be prepared to work outside normal office hours and to travel outside of the Toronto area; Mustbe comfortable traveling alone or with colleagues from other universities; Valid driver’s license and passport mandatory
  • Works equally well as a team member or independently

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Responsible

Closing Date: 02/23/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term. This is a TERM position until December 2021.
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 12 -- $69,730 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $89,172. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Registrarial Services

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/15/2021
Application Due: 2/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time