Position Description

Indigenous Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator
Job Code 1697
Department Admissions & Recruitment
Employment Type Permanent
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Reporting jointly to the Director, Student Recruitment and Manager, Indigenous Student Centre, the Indigenous Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator works to create opportunities for access to, and engagement with, post-secondary education, while also supporting Indigenous learners as they apply, transition and enroll in OCAD University’s (OCAD U) undergraduate programs.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Participate in overall strategic Admissions & Recruitment (A&R) and Indigenous Student Centre planning, events and communications
  • Extensive travel to secondary schools and Indigenous communities participating in the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP) Tour
  • Public speaking and presentations about OCAD U programs, student life and community
  • Plan, develop and implement of recruitment and outreach initiatives, special projects, events and communications
  • Represent OCAD U at the Ontario Universities Fair; participate in and present at other university information program events and independent school visits across the Greater Toronto Area
  • Support the evaluation of recruitment and outreach activities through data entry, report writing and clerical work
  • Collaborate with the Indigenous Student Centre to identify non-academic supports (e.g. financial aid, housing, childcare and community resources) for Indigenous learners applying to and enrolling in undergraduate programs; support Indigenous applicants as they transition to OCAD U’s downtown Toronto campus
  • Promote OCAD U’s Summer Workshop, Portfolio Clinic programs
  • Promote and identify OCAD U awards, scholarships and bursaries available to Indigenous students
  • Collaborate with the Indigenous Student Centre and Indigenous Visual Culture Program to identify recruitment and outreach opportunities
  • Manage the recruitment resources (budget and time) to ensure sustainable achievement of recruitment and outreach goals.
  • Respond to and track applicant inquiries status using CRM databases
  • Support the Director, Student Recruitment and Manager, Indigenous Student Centre in other activities contributing to the successful operation of A&R and the Student Centre


  • Post-secondary degree in Art or Design; a concentration in Indigenous practice or history, or Indigenous cultural or critical theory would be an asset
  • Minimum of three (3) years of administrative work experience, preferably in a post-secondary educational environment, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Ontario, Canadian and International Secondary and Post-Secondary school systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with a demonstrated strength and comfort with public speaking
  • Understanding of Indigenous cultural, educational, political and economic conditions
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonalskills, with a proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • A demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and experience promoting a respectful work and learning environment for students, staff and faculty
  • Flexibility in work hours; must be willing and able to travel and work irregular hours (occasional evenings and weekends), as required
  • A valid G class driver’s licence (no vehicle required)

Compensation: $45,874.42 to $59,516.69 per annum, plus benefits.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, for a total of 35 hours per week.

Application Deadline:  Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter by selecting "Apply Now" below. The review of applications will begin on Friday, August 9, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons,  persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous administrators, priority in hiring will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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