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Recruitment Officer - Indigenous


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In advancing the Division of Students' Vision as 'Partners in Student Success' assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of the Indigenous Recruitment Program by scheduling recruitment visits and orientation sessions and visiting with Indigenous community agencies. Suggests new initiatives, arranges, and coordinates special events in collaboration with central recruitment team designed to attract large numbers of visitors to campus such as Fall Campus Day and the March Open House. Delivers presentations and communicates information about admissions requirements and York University programs and services. Acts as a primary/initial contact to advise and counsel prospective students, parents, community leaders, and Indigenous education/guidance counsellors, who are interested in on-campus visits. Supports the publication and communication program with proofreading and by providing input when requested to written copy, photography/graphics, and social media interactions. Tracks budget costs and maintains contact databases.This position requires a service-focused team member who treats members of the community with respect, values their time, strives for personal best, and collaborates to improve service experiences for all.

University degree required or an equivalent of 4 years' recent experience (defined as within the last five years) working at York University and performing the same or similar tasks. This education equivalency is in addition to the experiential requirements outlined below.

1-2 years' related experience (e.g., public/cultural relations/communications/liaison, program/project administration) including making effective presentations and/or public speaking, advising and/or counselling, answering enquiries/providing regulatory information in a related service area preferred. Experience working with the Indigenous community required. Previous experience in post-secondary recruitment activities (e.g., Aboriginal Post-secondary Information Program) an asset.


- Effective interpersonal, public relations, cultural skills including sensitivity to Indigenous issues
- Excellent oral communication skills to make effective presentations, elicit accurate information, provide regulatory information and answer detailed and/or complex enquiries in a clear and concise manner
- Interpreting and presenting information
- Advising and/or counselling skills
- Good written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently, show initiative, meet deadlines, coordinate a number of projects/programmes simultaneously in response to changing/conflicting priorities and working under pressure
- Good analytical and creative/problem solving skills including exercising solid judgement
- Ability to train and oversee the work of others
- Working effectively in a team environment
- Intermediate word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint
- Maintaining confidentialityOther:
- Demonstrates, shares, and lives our divisional values: Respect, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Care, and Inclusion
- Willingness to travel
- Lifting and bending

Additional Notes:
Please note: This position requires the successful candidate maintain a valid Driver's License and a produce a satisfactory Driver's Abstract. The successful candidate would have to provide proof of a valid Driver's License and a satisfactory Driver's Abstract upon being hired. Please note: 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. Hours of work: A. During periods of domestic travel: Workdays 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: Workdays and 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. During the summer when not traveling or attending events the last day of the work week shift will be reduced by one (1) hour. Summer: As above and per the Collective Agreement. Overtime may be necessary during peak periods. What are the peak periods for this position? As above. Is there any change of hours during peak periods? Yes. Hours during peak periods: Flexible hours, some evenings, and weekends. Is there any time during which vacation is restricted? Yes. Define the restriction: August to December and March

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