University of Alberta

Manager, Indigenous Recruitment

RO Office of the Registrar

Competition No.  -    A101534152
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta is committed to respectful relations with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and developing, in consultation and collaboration with internal and external community stakeholders, a thoughtful, respectful, meaningful, and sustainable response to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In support of this objective in the University of Alberta’s institutional strategic plan, For the Public Good, the University will be developing and implementing an undergraduate student recruitment and retention strategy to attract Indigenous students from across Alberta and Canada.

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar, the Manager, Indigenous Recruitment plays a key leadership role in the development and implementation of institution wide undergraduate Indigenous student recruitment, including advising on and supporting the development of the University of Alberta’s undergraduate Indigenous recruitment strategy and leading strategic action plans. The Manager will work closely with colleagues within and outside of the institution, in particular the Dean of Students Office, the Office of the Provost, and key Faculty contacts, to ensure that student recruitment activities address the particular needs and challenges faced by diverse Indigenous populations within Canada.

The Manager, Indigenous Recruitment will be accountable for leading and coordinating strategic initiatives dedicated to engaging communities (internal and external) as well as students for the purpose of student recruitment and supporting transition to university and ongoing student success. The Manager will play a significant role in shaping the reputation of the University of Alberta within key recruitment locations and with critical partners engaged with Indigenous students in their pathways to and through post-secondary.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience
  • Deep personal experience with Indigenous practices and ways of knowing
  • Ability to speak and communicate in any indigenous language is considered an asset
  • Cultural sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to lead, inspire, motivate and manage staff
  • A solid understanding of recruitment and retention, along with sound knowledge of student development and enrolment management
  • Familiarity with Alberta K-12, Campus Alberta and all other secondary and post-secondary education systems within Canada
  • Demonstrated experience in community consultation
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a large institutional environment with a variety of stakeholders from a variety of disciplines
  • Familiarity with Treaty 6 First Nations Communities and Metis Settlements in Alberta
  • Ability to research, analyze and summarize complex issues and statistical data
  • Proven ability to model professional, ethical and collaborative behaviours
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

In accordance with the Administrative Professional Officer agreement, this position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at: and annual salary range of $62,475 - $104,123.

Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.