PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Indigenous Enrolment Advisor (IEA) will initiate and build relationships and act as an ongoing single point of contact among prospective students, applicants and their influencers (i.e., educators, parents, Indigenous communities and leaders) and plan/implement a full range of recruitment and engagement tactics to support the University’s enrolment management priorities and objectives. The IEA will ensure appropriate customized outreach and engagement opportunities are consistently included in the University’s recruitment and conversion plans.
- Must self-identify as a person of Indigenous decent (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) with a demonstrated connection, active ties, and relationship to an Indigenous community and/or Indigenous networks.
- University degree or equivalent as determined by the department
- Two (2) years’ experience working with faculty, staff and students in a post-secondary institution, preferably in a student services role specific to Indigenous learners
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to employ appropriate culture norms and communication styles
- Strong relationship management and networking skills
- Thorough understanding of Indigenous culture, community structures, networks, history and socioeconomic issues within Ontario and Canada, and learner needs
- Established relationships within the regional and provincial Indigenous communities
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and collaborate
- A sound knowledge of University academic programs, admission criteria, services and resources for undergraduate students.
- Demonstrated experience organizing events
- Ability to engage and motivate prospects, applicants and supporters to move through the recruitment funnel
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
- Strong orientation to customer service and familiarity with customer relationship management systems (CRM)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs, – online engagement platforms such as Zoom, Go2 Webinar, and social media platforms
- Must hold a valid driver’s license
- Frequent travel is required
- Knowledge of Canadian secondary educational systems