Executive Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions (Toronto, ON, CA)

Website The University of Toronto

Date Posted: 07/16/2020
Req ID: 206
Faculty/Division: Vice-President & Provost

Department: Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Established by royal charter in 1827, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s top universities. Located in Toronto—Canada’s largest city—the University encompasses 18 Faculties and Schools, more than 100 departments, and 170 research centres and institutes. Its teaching programs are delivered on the historic St. George campus in the heart of Toronto’s downtown, on campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough, and in nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. With approximately 22,000 faculty and staff, 93,000 students of which 25% are international, and an annual operating budget of $3.0 billion, the University is one of the world’s largest publicly funded research-intensive universities, and contributes $15.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year.

Executive Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions

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The University of Toronto (U of T) seeks an experienced professional for the role of Executive Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions. Formerly a portfolio linked to the position of University Registrar, after extensive internal review, and in recognition of the growing complexity of recruitment and admissions, the University has established  this  position to complement the role of the University Registrar and various departments throughout the institution. Reporting to the Provostial Advisor on Recruitment, Enrolment, and Educational Space & Technology in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, this is an exciting time for a student-centric leader to join a team that takes great pride in promoting U of T’s excellence throughout Canada and further afield.

To ensure a coordinated and seamless approach to providing an excellent student experience, the Executive Director works closely with a range of academic divisions and institutional units including Communications, Student Life, Planning & Budget, the Office of the Vice-President International, and the Office of the Vice-Provost Academic Programs. Among other responsibilities, the incumbent oversees the development of outreach, recruitment, marketing, and communications strategies; monitors government and education policies, both within and outside of Canada; and, acts as the trustee of student and global market data required to meet the University’s yearly enrolment goals.

The ideal candidate holds a Master’s degree from a recognized university, with knowledge and best practices in areas including: domestic and international enrolment management, student information systems, statistical interpretation and data analysis, marketing and outreach, and technology. Given the size and scope of the University—with a combined total of 115,000 faculty, students, and staff across its three campuses—experience in a large and complex setting is considered an asset. To be successful in the role, the Executive Director must communicate in a compelling manner—both verbally and in written form— gaining the trust and respect of colleagues as well as the student population. The incumbent has a deep and abiding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms; exercises sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all interactions; and, has experience managing multiple, competing, and frequently changing priorities.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In accordance with the AODA Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities.

Consideration of candidates will commence early August 2020. Nominations, enquiries, and applications can be sent to uoftsra@odgersberndtson.com. Interested applicants can also use the following link to submit their application (letter of interest and resume):  https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16706.

Closing Date: 01/28/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 8 — Hiring Zone: $141,797 – $165,431 — Broadband Salary Range: $141,797 – $236,329 (Open)
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

Language of Work: English

Benefits Package Offered: Please find the link to U of T benefits here https://hrandequity.utoronto.ca/careers/benefits/

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