Manager, Student Recruitment

Branding, Marketing and Recruitment
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Closing date: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 17:00
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Job description: 

Reporting to the Associate Vice President Marketing & Alumni Relations, the Manager, Student Recruitment provides strategic direction to the domestic student recruitment planning. The Manager ensures the effective coordination, implementation and “day to day” management of the university’s integrated domestic face-to-face recruitment strategy – to achieve a growing awareness of and interest in the university that sustains its long term goals of increased enrolment growth.  The Manager leads a diverse staff of the university’s recruitment team, including three student recruiters, a recruitment associate and the undergraduate transfer coordinator.


To be well suited to the role you will possess the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or business and a minimum of 5-7 years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous managerial experience of professional/technical/customer service staff and experience with managing “multiple stakeholder” projects and events
  • Proven excellence in the fields of communications, recruitment, project and budget management
  • Results oriented, with the ability to bring new, creative ideas, energy and approaches to existing strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to foster a team approach aimed at accomplishing the university’s goals and to positively influence people using consultative, consensus-building techniques
  • Experience as an RRU learner an asset, as is experience within post-secondary recruitment.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to organize, oversee and coordinate a variety of multi-faceted events/shows/conferences, etc.
  • Ability to develop and present using multi-media platforms
  • Sound oral and written communication and presentation skills with ability to establish and sustain positive and productive relationships and foster a collaborative and supportive working environment
  • Advanced computer skills: Windows, MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Scheduler+), Internet, Web software, database management, event management, project management, budget tracking and computer graphics software
  • Overnight travel will be required in this position
Application submission information: 

This is a temporary full-time position working 37.5 hours per week with an anticipated start date in August 2016 until approximately October 2017.  The position has been evaluated at Grade 5 and the recruitment range begins at $66,586 per annum. 

To apply please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to: with a subject line of:

16-028-M0071 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2511

The competition began on May 2, 2016 and will close on May 13, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until successful candidates are found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf. format.