Director, Undergraduate Recruitment, Competition # SCHII-19-23, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus

Director, Undergraduate Recruitment

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Full-Time, Permanent

Schedule II

Competition # SCHII-19-23

The Director, Undergraduate Recruitment will oversee the creation and implementation of an effective Canadian undergraduate student recruitment and conversion strategy with emphasis on developing and implementing strategies and initiatives that will lead the institution in achieving its enrolment goals. As part of this, the Director will develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment communication plan and lead the creative development and execution of all recruitment marketing and communications, across a variety of channels, in order to elevate the profile of the University and its offerings with prospective students, applicants, and their influencers.

The development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive domestic student Recruitment & Conversion Plan which leads the team to effectively recruit and convert future students to Lakehead University is a critical component of this position. This includes collaboration with academic departments/schools and student service areas to develop and implement strategies to assist all areas of the University in attaining and contributing towards meeting our enrolment goals. Identifying and monitoring recruitment funnel metrics, and the utilization of data to support strategies and adapting of those strategies as required will be part of this role.

This is a senior management position responsible for leading, managing and motivating a high performance, multi-campus (Thunder Bay and Orillia) and mobile team. The Director will set goals, expectations, priorities and measures of success with the team and track accountability of goals and outreach efforts.

The successful candidate is a self-starter and driven professional with a university degree coupled with 5 years of experience in student recruitment, marketing/public relations or other related experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment. This position requires outstanding communication skills with demonstrated ability in public speaking, marketing, and writing. Demonstrated creativity, initiative and the ability to develop innovative and student-centred solutions are essential. The incumbent must be highly motivated, results-oriented and flexible with strong project management, time management, and budgeting skills. Strong leadership skills including proven ability to lead and motivate teams is expected.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a single pdf document quoting competition # SCHII-19-23, containing a cover letter and resume, along with the contact information of three work-related references by July 2, 2019 *** Please note applications will be accepted until the role is filled*** to:

Office of Human Resources

University Centre

Room UC-0003

Fax:  (807) 346-7701


 We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.