The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$45,300 - $54,714 / year
Competition Number: 23-20-AU

Position: Enrolment Advisor (Focus on African Descent, Indigenous, and Students of Colour)
Department: Enrolment Services
Position Type: AUPAT 4, Full-time, Permanent
Date Posted: April 21, 2023
Application Deadline: May 28, 2023 11:59PM (posting period has been extended)
Competition #: 23-20-AU
Salary: To be commensurate with qualifications and experience in the range of $45,300 - $54,714.
Benefits: Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plan, health spending account, life insurance, optional life insurance, AD&D insurance, long-term disability insurance, employee and family assistance program, tuition discount for employees and their dependents, free gym facility membership, 3 weeks' vacation increasing with years of service, university paid holidays including winter break closure.

What you'll do


Acadia is looking to fill two Enrolment Advisor (Focus on African Descent, Indigenous, and Students of Colour) positions. These two positions are designated opportunities open only to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Colour (BIPOC). Priority will be given to qualified African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaq candidates.

At Acadia, we recognize that the future is in our people. We inspire students to become the best version of themselves, not just as students, but as human beings. As an employee at Acadia, you'll be challenged to take on work that upholds and pushes Acadia forward. You'll develop as a person and leader in your field, all while helping students realize an educational experience like nowhere else. Generating awareness and engagement is key to that effort. That's where you come in.

As an Enrolment Advisor who specifically focuses on using community-based innovative recruitment practices to attract and support prospective students of African Descent, Indigenous, and Students of Colour to Acadia University, you'll be joining a growing team who respect and celebrate the diversity of Acadia's student population. In this frontline role, the Enrolment Advisor will represent Acadia and focus their work on community outreach initiatives to build and maintain relationships with key partners such as members of the African Nova Scotian Community and the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.

The Enrolment Advisor will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of recruitment programs and initiatives targeted to attract students of African Descent, Indigenous students, and Students of Colour. This includes, but is not limited to, managing communication with high school guidance counsellors, teachers, prospective students, parents, important collaborators, and community members. The Enrolment Advisor is responsible for managing off-campus recruitment events, attendance at recruitment events, visitation to high schools, and visitation to local African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaw communities for recruitment purposes.

In this position you will work with the prospective student from point of contact through enrolment. You will build strong relationships with all members of the recruitment team, as well as other key internal groups. You will also work closely the Coordinator of African Descent and Indigenous Student Opportunity and Success to promote a positive campus community and increase the enrolment and retention of students of African Descent, Indigenous students, and students of colour at Acadia University.

What you'll need


  • We are seeking a candidate who has a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Preferrable experience would be in sales, marketing, and/or client service.

  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, communication, and presentation skills are required for this position.

  • Applicants are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

  • Applicants must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and comfortable working in a technology supported environment.

  • Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver's License and be able to work a flexible schedule which may at times include evenings, weekends, and holidays. Travel will be required.

A little bit about us

Acadia University

Acadia University, located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral territory of the Mi'kmaq nation, is one of Canada's leading primarily undergraduate institutions. For over 180 years, Acadia has been providing students with a learning environment that ensures they have every opportunity to succeed in life. Our graduates emerge with the tools required to be global citizens and community leaders. Acadia's faculty and staff are key to our institutional success and share a commitment to provide our students with a high quality post-secondary education. As a staff member, you will be part of this transformational educational experience where innovation is encouraged, and your ideas are welcomed.

Acadia University is located only one hour from the city of Halifax in Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley in the Town of Wolfville. Wolfville offers residents an affordable lifestyle, outstanding recreational opportunities, internationally acclaimed restaurants, a healthy economy, and the best weather in the Atlantic provinces. The Town of Wolfville is one of the fastest-growing communities in Nova Scotia where people find the perfect mix of small-town livability and urban energy. It's a place that people love to live, and those who do not live here love to visit.

To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at

Are you interested?

Work With Us

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, and Black and African Nova Scotians. This is a designated opportunity and priority will be given to African Nova Scotian and Mi'kmaq candidates.

We encourage all to self-identify in their applications.

To apply for this opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button and upload your cover letter, resume, and references. For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Keilani Tupper at [email protected].

Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill this position. A six-month eligibility list may be established from this competition to fill future vacancies for identical positions.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact [email protected].