Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Student Affairs is committed to creating a vibrant and engaging learning community to inspire and enrich the lives of our students in support of the University of Victoria’s vision “to be a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty, and staff from BC, Canada, and around the world”. The Student Affairs portfolio includes: Office of the Registrar, Athletics and Recreation, Campus Services, Enrolment Services, Indigenous Affairs and Student Services.

In working to achieve this vision, the Office of the Registrar (OREG) places students at the centre of their operations, to support their academic endeavours. The range of services provided by the units within the OREG takes the students from admission through to convocation. OREG staff in the units strive to be consistent in their interpretation and application of regulations, policies and procedures while being both professional and respectful of diversity in their actions and communications. The OREG staff interact with staff, students, faculty, university and external community members in order to assist in the delivery of core services that cross operational boundaries such as registration, class and exam scheduling. It is important that students are well-informed and well-supported by OREG staff and the services provided. Our personal service, as well as our options for self-service, contribute to the students’ growth in knowledge, independence and confidence. The registrarial services directly support students’ success in their university studies and subsequent life pursuits.

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $59,529 - $67,002 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $77,817 is available through annual performance increase.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, Student Recruitment, the Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer (ISRO) is responsible for recruitment and admissions activities related to undergraduate, graduate, domestic, indigenous student recruitment target markets. The ISRO conducts outreach, on-campus activities, market research, strategic marketing and support initiatives across the department, division and campus, as required.

Of critical importance to this position is an intimate knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. In depth understanding of historical perspective, cultural protocols, and funding options, is required to respectfully, and successfully liaise with prospective Indigenous students and key members of their communities. In addition, this position requires competence in working across diverse Indigenous populations and cultures.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in a post-secondary setting performing student recruitment related activities and/or assessing admissibility and academic standing of applicants.

Competency requirements include:
A service oriented outlook and approach to work
A high level of Indigenous cultural acumen to ensure cultural protocols are observed and implemented
Understanding of secondary and post-secondary education systems in Canada and in target markets including Indigenous-controlled educational institutes/systems
Knowledge of Indigenous laws, historical perspectives, and funding options and challenges specific to Indigenous students and communities
Cultural awareness of the Indigenous peoples of British Columbia and familiarity with Indigenous communities and the issues they face in regards to the public post-secondary education system
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
Excellent public speaking skills and the ability to make effective recruitment presentations to large groups of people;
Working knowledge of office software, technology based communications and student records databases.

Other requirements include:
Flexibility to work long days and weekends and travel for several weeks at a time throughout the year;
A driver’s license;
Eligibility to hold a valid passport and gain entry to foreign countries;
An ability to carry and transport event equipment and materials.

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here:

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
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