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High School Recruitment Coordinator (Initiative Opportunity)

College Scarborough Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons.

Title High School Recruitment Coordinator (Initiative Opportunity)
Competition Number 19-S-150
Campus/Site Progess Campus (Travel Required)
Position Summary
Student Recruitment Office, Enrolment Service
Initiative Opportunity (September 2019 - September 2021)
(This position is initially open to full-time, bargaining unit employees of the college)
The High School Recruitment Coordinator (HSRC), under the direction of the Manager, Student Recruitment, is responsible for coordinating, participating in and implementing strategic recruitment partnerships and services specific to students enrolled in Ontario high schools (direct-entry students) for Centennial College.
To provide exceptional service to our direct-entry student population and with a specific focus on increasing the quantity and quality of applications to the college, the HSRC will develop and coordinate strategic and tailored on- and off-campus programming for the college’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) and high-yield secondary school partners.
The HSRC will implement these initiatives by establishing strong internal partnerships with the college’s Academic Schools, the Office of Academic Partnerships and Pathways, service departments, staff and faculty. Externally, the HSRC will foster key partnerships with relevant teachers, department heads, and guidance personnel at high-yielding secondary schools through the development and execution of strategic communication and marketing plans.
Through the development of strong working relations with marketing, communications and digital media staff at the College, the HSRC is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of key recruitment marketing initiatives as well as the analysis of direct-entry recruitment data and provide data-driven recommendations to improve communication and recruitment initiatives with our direct-entry population.
The HSRC is a key member of the domestic student recruitment team and as such, will work alongside the Student Recruitment Officers to positively represent the college.
  • Responsible for coordinating, participating in and implementing direct-entry recruitment initiatives for Centennial College
  • Assists the Manager and Student Recruitment Officers in developing strong relationships with key school personnel, including guidance counsellors, teachers, varsity coaches, vice-principals, success leads, etc. within our high-yielding high school partners
  • Builds relationships with Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) schools/teachers in catchment area
  • Organizes special events on-campus for high yield secondary schools and the School-College Work Initiative (SCWI) dual-credit team, such as Guidance Counsellor breakfasts and customized tours of the campus
  • Coordinates specialized visits to the College for SHSM schools/students (e.g. cooking class and tour of culinary facilities for Hospitality and Tourism SHSM students)
  • Manages requests for SHSM related events/visits from teachers/board staff as necessary
  • Liaises with appropriate Academic School and Divisional Events to arrange all event/visit details.
  • Works with Academic Schools to host annual pre-planned events on-campus to showcase programs and facilities to SHSM students
  • Assist with the development and enacts communication strategies for secondary school staff, SHSM teachers, College and university partners, etc. This may include e-newsletters, phone campaigns, videos, webinars on pertinent Centennial news, new programs/changes to existing programs, PSE industry trends, etc.
  • Works with the Manager, Marketing & Communications and the Digital Recruiter to plan, host and assess recruitment webinars for prospective students
  • Analyzes relevant data from the College’s office of Corporate Planning and Institutional Research (CPIR), CRM, AISMartR, and the OCAS data warehouse to observe trends, opportunities, and challenges with recruitment strategies and make recommendations for best practices.
  • Minimum 3 year diploma/degree or equivalent in a related field (e.g., Social Sciences, Adult Education, Education) or equivalent education and related practical experience
  • Minimum of 3 years with youth/student recruitment and/or programming and/or partnerships, preferably within a secondary or post-secondary setting
  • A thorough understanding of all levels of the provincial education system (K-12 and post-secondary), student development theory, college-level graduate outcomes, current issues, trends and legislation at the provincial, ministry and board level
  • Demonstrated experience scheduling and coordinating presentations and/or workshops that are inclusive and responsive to diverse learning styles
  • Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating and executing multi-faceted large-scale events
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel), customer relationship management (CRM) software and using social media
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with the proven ability to exercise appropriate situational judgement for the purposes of decision making and identifying strategies to resolve issues independently and/or with limited guidance. Demonstrated student-centered approach with a high degree of sensitivity towards diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to gather, analyze and evaluate data using relevant software and database tools
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills to ensure effective partnerships with key stakeholders are developed and maintained
  • Strong time management, project management and organization skills
  • The ability to work independently, to establish and meet priorities and exercise good judgement.
  • A thorough understanding of all levels of the provincial education system (K-12 and post-secondary), current issues, trends and legislation at the provincial, ministry and board level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Classification Temporary - Support
Hours of Work 35 Hours
Additional Information as Applicable 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with some Evening and Weekend hours
Posting Date 10/3/2019
Closing Date 10/11/2019
Application Info
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Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer.
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by October 11, 2019 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #19-S-150. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position. We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Salary Range $34.01 to $39.41 per hour (Payband I)
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