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Royal Roads University

Director, Recruitment

Posted 10 days ago

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dollar sign136,340 to 184,460 per year

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President, Communications and Marketing, the Director, Recruitment is part of the university’s senior leadership team, and is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive recruitment strategies to attract a diverse and talented student body. This leadership role involves overseeing the recruitment team, managing outreach initiatives, and collaborating with various departments to meet enrolment goals.

Recognizing the complexities of international and domestic recruitment, the Director strategically positions RRU in key markets, understanding and operating in accordance with all regulations, agreements, policies, and procedures.

Collaborating across departments, the Director fosters innovation and drives results. This position requires expertise in strategic planning, leadership, staff and budget management.

Job Requirements
  • A graduate degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 8-10 years demonstrated work experience, preferably in higher education administration including work in marketing, recruitment, admissions, internationalization, or community engagement.
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered if extensive experience relevant to the position outcomes and competencies can be demonstrated.
  • Strong understanding of marketing and/or sales, including the student/customer lifecycle, market demographics, generational characteristics, funnel or pipeline management.
  • Proven student recruitment experience and market knowledge of Canada, the United States and key global markets as outlined in the Canadian International Education Strategy is considered an asset.  
  • Knowledge of the admissions, enrolment, student support services, financial aid and awards functions of a post-secondary institution is considered an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of national and international education systems, and issues related to transition to university—especially for international students—is considered an asset.
  • High level understanding of trends and developments in international education, and evidenced ability to come up with approaches to address challenges is considered an asset.
  • Strong leadership and a proven track record in fostering a positive team culture and collaborative working relationships.
  • Proven experience with budget management, business development, strategic planning and project management with an ability to manage highly complex work under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key elements relevant to global student recruitment including English language proficiency tests, international credential evaluations, pathway and acculturation programs and Canadian immigration pathways is considered an asset.
  • Proven student recruitment experience and market knowledge of Canada, the United States and key global markets as outlined in the Canadian International Education Strategy is considered an asset.  
  • Results oriented, with the ability to bring innovation, energy and entrepreneurial approaches to existing and new strategies.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, and a general understanding of communication protocol and etiquette as they vary across cultures and organizations.
  • Independent initiative, sound judgment and strategic decision-making abilities.
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise a high degree of discretion
  • Local, national and international travel may be required as well as occasional evening and weekend hours.

An ideal candidate would also possess (asset, not required):

  • Royal Roads University education
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English
  • Experience studying, working and/or travelling abroad.
Additional Information

This is a regular, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. This position has been evaluated at ME-D with a salary range of $136,340 (minimum) to $160,400 (midpoint) to $184,460 (maximum) per annum. Employment offers will normally be made between the minimum and midpoint of the range and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity. The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package. Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Application closing date is 2024-08-02

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