Job Posting

Aboriginal Student Recruitment Specialist


Institution: NAIT



Deadline: January 30, 2022

Posted: January 10, 2022

NOTE: This position is currently 0.83% FTE which equals 30 hours per week. There is a possibility of it increasing it to 1.0 FTE (36.25 hours) in the future.

NAIT is proud to be named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 10 consecutive years. We are also a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada. Learn more about NAIT’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at

The Office of Student Progression & Registrar (SPR) ensures adherence to academic regulations and processes that facilitate the provision of valued credentials. A strategic partner in program and student success, the SPR champions NAIT’s educational model and provides subject matter expertise on admissions, enrolment, and student information system solutions and data.

Reporting directly to the Recruitment Coordinator, this position is a member of both the Student Recruitment team and the Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre. The Aboriginal Recruitment Specialist works closely with the members of both teams to support NAIT’s Aboriginal enrolment, and diversity and inclusion objectives. The position is guided by NAIT’s Aboriginal student recruitment strategy and NAIT’s Aboriginal strategy, “Connecting the Four Directions.”

Key Responsibilities:

*Assist with developing operational plan aligned with the Aboriginal Recruitment Strategy.
*Implement strategies to develop qualified Aboriginal applicants
*Plan, execute, and attend and/or present at recruitment activities and events for Aboriginal students
*Provide personalized support, follow up on qualified leads, and coordinate and execute outreach campaigns to support Aboriginal applicants
*Identify opportunities to improve communications & processes to meet the needs of Aboriginal applicants
*Maintain detailed information on, and answer questions about, NAIT programs, services, entrance requirements, application process, student awards and financial aid, etc.
*Identify opportunities to improve communications and processes to address the needs of Aboriginal communities and remove systemic barriers.
*Help applicants connect with NAIT Aboriginal community to enhance their sense of belonging
*Outline event needs, plan, and execute event strategy for prospective Aboriginal students
*Respond to inquiries from prospects, families, and school and community organization representatives
*Analyze data to determine the most effective use of available resources
*Measure impacts of recruitment activities and events
*Support development & updating of recruitment materials related to Aboriginal student recruitment
*Participate in Aboriginal cultural events on campus and in the local community
*Collaborate closely with the Nîsôhkamâtotân team to build and maintain relationships with Aboriginal communities across Alberta and Canada

Skills & Abilities:

*Knowledge of Aboriginal languages, protocols, and customs
*Knowledge of prospective Aboriginal students’ preferences, perspectives, and challenges
*Communication and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail
*Intercultural and analytical skills, and proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
*Knowledge of different target audiences (e.g., high school, transfer, newcomers, mature students, etc.), and their preferences, perspectives, and challenges
*Time management skills; a sense of urgency, and ability to plan and prioritize daily activities
*Ability to work independently and as an effective team member while managing multiple tasks efficiently and effectively, ensuring quality
*Consultative skills and demonstrated ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment
*Critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and good judgment
*Ability to develop travel plans and travel independently
*Understanding of NAIT program offerings, admissions practices, and processes
*Understanding of post-secondary student recruitment & customer relationship management practices


*Minimum two-year post-secondary diploma. Bachelor’s Degree considered an asset
*3 – 5 related experience
*1 – 3 years experience working with Aboriginal communities
*1-3 years related experience with domestic student recruitment and/or enrolment management
*Previous experience in a post-secondary institution including applying knowledge of general and specific admission requirements for the Alberta system, is considered an asset
*Valid Driver's License and the ability to rent a vehicle are required
*Ability to lift 25 lbs and work flexible hours, including weekends & evenings, and travel within Canada

Remuneration: $1925.83 - $2580.87 (based on 30 hours / week at 0.83 FTE) bi-weekly, plus a comprehensive benefits package. (Classification – Coordinator I).

This position is covered by the AUPE (Alberta Union of Provincial Employees) Collective Agreement.

Thank you for your application however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -

PLEASE NOTE: Alberta’s post-secondary institutions are working together and taking a coordinated approach to ensure safety on our campuses for students, staff, contractors and visitors this fall, and beyond. The safety of our large, diverse communities has been our top consideration when making both short-term and long-term plans throughout the pandemic. NAIT has joined other post-secondary institutions in the province to introduce a vaccine mandate and require proof of vaccination. We are introducing the following enhancements to our campus safety measures:

*All employees, regardless of their work location will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved accommodation.
*Everyone coming to NAIT campuses, including students, staff, contractors & visitors, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
*Everyone coming to NAIT campuses will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
*Rapid testing will not be accepted as an alternative to vaccination, except for campus community members who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other protected grounds outlined in the Alberta Human Rights Act.
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