International Admissions and Recruitment Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29/09/22; 29/09/2022

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About Carleton University

Carleton University is one of Canada's most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university's smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. Carleton is recognized annually as a top regional employer and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence, and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work. Situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and historic Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations, providing opportunities for staff and faculty to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, International Admissions and Recruitment, the International Admissions and Recruitment Officer is responsible for assisting in the planning, organization and the implementation of the University’s undergraduate international recruiting and admissions program.

The incumbent works within the International Admissions and Recruitment unit of the Admissions Services team and with the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Carleton International, the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies and the International Student Services Office to meet the University’s strategic objectives in the areas of international recruitment, admissions and internationalization.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• A demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups in a cross-cultural environment
• Knowledge of recruitment practices and familiarity with recruitment technologies
• In-depth knowledge of national and international education systems
• Broad knowledge of University academic programs, structure, and admissions
• Ability to work independently exercising sound judgment
• Resourceful with the ability to take initiative
• Exceptional interpersonal communication and public relations skills
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task, coordinate and execute activities efficiently and effectively
• Highly polished public speaking, oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills as well as strong intercultural communication skills
• Experience developing presentations and speaking to large groups of people
• Strong computer skills – specific experience with common software packages/applications, presentation, webinar, messaging, and meeting software and the ability to keep up with and adapt to changing technology
• High degree of comfort with social media and other emerging platforms for engaging with potential students
• Strong analytical, problem-solving and interpretive skills. Ability to implement recruitment strategies that are targeted and measurable, evaluate their effectiveness and recommend and implement change.
• Working knowledge of how a university operates – experience with Carleton and a knowledge of programs and facilities offered is an asset
• A high energy level, patience, flexibility, and a willingness to travel extensively overseas and work unsociable, non-traditional hours
• Flexibility with regard to work hours, including the ability to work shift hours is required.
• Ability to perform as an effective team member
• Demonstrate familiarity with, and sensitivity to various cultural, religious and local traditions. Incumbent must be knowledgeable of the education, history and political background of all international recruitment markets and of the government policies regarding students studying abroad. The incumbent must possess outstanding interpersonal and social skills in dealing with a diversity of people and cultures.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• Minimum 4 year Undergraduate degree. Graduate Degree preferred.
• Minimum 5 years experience, including 2 years international experience preferably in the marketing sector including travel, and 2-3 years in an academic or professional environment.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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