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Posting ID : 2387
Date Posting Closes - External : 3/28/2013
Position Title : Domestic Recruiter
Department : Recruitment & Admissions
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Manager, Admissions & Recruitment
Position Summary : Wilfrid Laurier University currently registers approximately 12,800 full-time and 1,700 part-time undergraduate students on two campuses. The undergraduate applicant profile is one of the finest in the country, with an average entering grade of 82.5%. Government, financial and market pressures, however, make the attraction and registration of top-quality applicants increasingly more difficult. Laurier’s focus on International recruitment will also play a role in our student makeup going forward. In order to fulfill ongoing enrolment objectives by campus, faculty and discipline, the university must clearly identify its desirable undergraduate class profile, using both historical and current enrolment levels by program and entering grade average. Often, a recruiter makes the first contact with prospective applicants. In this way, the recruitment and admissions office maintains a vital strategic link between prospective students and the Laurier community. The recruiter performs a variety of tasks relating specifically to student recruitment. This involves participation in a 6-week training period followed by approximately 10 weeks of extensive travel within Ontario. As university applications are due in early January, the emphasis on recruiting is in the fall months. The core of the contract recruiter’s role is to give approximately 100 presentations about Laurier to prospective students, guidance counsellors, and parents. The most important ingredient in Laurier’s past success in high school recruitment has been the ability of contract recruiters to integrate their recent university experience (and co-op experience where applicable) into the presentations given to prospective students.
Accountabilities :
Participation in Extensive Training Program (On-campus) - 15%
  • Attends information meetings with the directors and chairs of all university departments and services in order to develop extensive knowledge base of the university.
  • Participating in a 6-week intensive public speaking training with both individual and video-tape critiques.
  • Study and presentation practice is expected on evenings and weekends to meet demanding training deadlines.
  • Responsible for communicating key points and addressing each student interest within a 40-minute presentation
Coordination of School Visits and Travel Schedules – 10%
  • Co-ordinates timetable of all high school visits within a given demographic area
  • Arranges for travel and lodging
Implementation of Fall Recruitment Plan (Off-campus) – 75%
  • Travels extensively throughout Ontario independently and with the provincial University Information Program, speaking to groups of senior high school students, their parents and high school administrators
  • Participates in the annual Ontario University Fair in Toronto (September 27-29)
  • Submits weekly visit statistics and travel expenses
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications :
  • University degree and graduated within the last 6 months, preferably from Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Knowledge of university programs
  • Willing to share recent personal university experience within established presentation
  • Demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: written communication skills; dealing courteously and effectively with people; exercising good judgement and initiative; answering inquiries in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience with public speaking and making effective presentations
  • Effective interpersonal and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and set priorities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Valid “G” driver’s license with proven good driving record
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to be away from home for extended period of time
Grade : WLUSA-07
Salary : 28.06 - $33.01
Salary Notes : *This is a full-time, limited term position up to duration of three (3) months from August 6, 2013 until November 22, 2013.

The normal hours for this position are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, flexibility of hours is required to accommodate various conferences and recruitment events locally and nationally. When possible, the manager will adjust the work schedule such that no greater than 35 hours are worked in a week.
Please Note :

This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.


Please submit a cover letter and resume.



Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with the best available candidates who have the appropriate combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.


Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to equity and values diversity. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of a visible minority.  To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007.

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