Assistant registrar - recruitment (full-time position)

Employment Opportunity: Assistant registrar - recruitment (full-time position)

Deadline: July 11

The University of King's College is seeking a full-time assistant registrar - recruitment.


The assistant registrar - recruitment is a key member of the admissions and recruitment team at King’s and is responsible for managing all university outreach to prospective students and their parents, as well as other stakeholders. This is a leadership role, which includes duties in recruitment, admissions and other aspects of university administration. The incumbent is responsible for, among other duties:

• Coordinating and monitoring the effectiveness of the student recruitment program;
• Supervising and training the recruitment staff at King’s, including the recruitment officer and high school liaison officer;
• Promoting the university by delivering presentations to high school students and their parents, school counsellors, universities/colleges and the general public;
• Participating in post-secondary events and college fairs throughout Canada, the US and abroad;
• Monitoring the effectiveness of recruitment by providing accurate and detailed reports to the Registrar;
• Providing strategic input and content to support the development of promotional material and related information that is distributed for marketing and recruitment purposes
• Developing and implementing an ongoing communication and follow-up plan for a variety of stakeholders, including prospective students and their parents, guidance counsellors, teachers, independent education consultants, IB coordinators and other groups, as required.
• Assisting in all areas of admissions processing and advisement, including data entry, filing, application processing, admissions decisions, letter generation, files preparation for committees and answering inquiries.
• Advising prospective and new students on academic issues, including first year degree requirements and class selection.

• An undergraduate degree;
• Three to five years of administrative experience, preferably in the public sector and/or university environment;
• Superb oral and written communication skills are essential.
• The ability to deal with student needs and interests with empathy, an aptitude for dealing with the public, senior university officers and faculty, and the tact and discretion for handling sensitive, confidential and personal information.
• Experience in public speaking and representative roles is required.
• Experience with general office administrative procedures and Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Banner SIS is an asset.
• A valid driver’s license is required. The incumbent must be willing to travel up to 16 weeks per year, often at long intervals, including eight weeks of ongoing or continuous travel between September and December. This position will involve frequent evening and weekend work and the incumbent will be expected to work overtime as necessary.

Please state your expected salary range on your letter of application.                                          

Closing date

11 July 2014

To apply for this position, please forward a résumé and cover letter to:

Tara Wigglesworth-Hines
Assistant Registrar
University of King’s College
6350 Coburg Road
Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
Fax: 902.425.8183

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of King’s College is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, and women