Student Recruiter and Advisor - Office of Recruitment and International Relations

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Date of Posting: 
September 19, 2017
Office of Recruitment and International Relations
Student Recruiter and Advisor
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with experience

As soon as possible until April 30, 2019 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

UPEI’s Office of Recruitment and International Relations requires a highly motivated and innovative individual to join our recruitment team.  Reporting to the Director, the incumbent will work with an interdisciplinary team to deliver the supports and services required for the recruitment and retention of UPEI students.

This position is pivotal to the development and delivery of the institution’s goals for student enrolment and vision for student success.  As a member of the Office of Recruitment and International Relations, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to the overall delivery of supports and services to the UPEI student population.


• Develop and conduct recruitment-based activities within Canada and internationally
• Work directly with high schools and their counseling staff to support the transition of incoming students to UPEI
• Work directly with stakeholder groups that influence and support students in their decisions about pursuing post-secondary education (i.e. partner institutions, parents, other organizations, etc.)
• Efficiently conduct admission reviews and adjudicate admission decisions for high school applicants to UPEI
• Provide admission and program information to a diverse range of prospective students and stakeholders
• Support incoming first year UPEI students in their transition to university through coordinated academic advising and registration support
• Work with the University recruitment team and other on-campus stakeholders in the development and delivery of recruitment initiatives (including promotional materials development, activities, events and other engagement strategies)


• An undergraduate degree
• A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel domestically and internationally
• Ability to carry boxes of promotional materials and display units
• Experience working with the public in a professional setting
• Experience with public speaking and a comfort speaking to diverse groups (such as students, parents, school principals, etc.)
• A thorough understanding of the needs and expectations of first year university students, including what influences their decisions about choosing a post-secondary institution
• Knowledge of UPEI programs, student supports and student life
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated initiative, excellent judgment, creativity and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated experience in using technology (including social media platforms) that support student engagement activities
• Demonstrated experience analyzing data (particularly enrolment data) and working with data systems

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

R. Dawson

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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