The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS
Sales and Business Development
$57,315 - $67,429 / year
Competition Number: 24-25-AU

Position: International Enrolment Advisor
Department: Acadia International
Position Type: AUPAT 5, Full-time, Permanent
Date Posted: July 4, 2024
Application Deadline: July 18, 2024 at 11:59pm
Competition #: 24-25-AU
Salary: To commensurate with qualifications and experience in the range of $57,315 - $67,429 per annum.
Benefits: Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plan, Telemedicine with Greenshield Health, 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, 4 weeks vacation increasing with years of service, university paid holidays including winter break closure.

What you'll do


Acadia seeks an International Enrolment Advisor to identify and recruit international students who are well-prepared academically, who will enroll, and who will transition successfully into Acadia University. This role is a senior recruitment position responsible for meeting annual enrolment targets in support of Acadia's (undergraduate) international student recruitment plan. This position recruits for Acadia's EAP and Direct Entry programs.

The International Enrolment Advisor will be responsible for promoting Acadia's brand and student experience at targeted fairs, schools, tours, and special events. Reporting to the Manager, International Recruitment, the International Enrolment Advisor will recommend new university partners, oversee the development of agreements, and steward the business relationship. Fostering new and strengthening existing relationships with key stakeholder groups including target schools, agents, pathway partners and government agencies will also be a key component of this position.

What you'll need


  • We are seeking a candidate who possess a Bachelor's degree in a field related to international education or intercultural communication, along with related work experience.

  • As more than half the year is spent travelling, applicants must be adaptable to working in foreign environments and possess strong intercultural communication skills with knowledge of international education, culture, and business trends.

  • Able to engage with different audiences at an age-appropriate level, culturally aware and inclusive manner.

  • The ability to speak a second language would be desirable.

  • The ability to plan and implement recruitment missions and establish relationships with agents, educators, and partners is required.

  • Excellent presentation skills (individually and large groups).

  • Excellent organizational skills, highly motivated, and organized; able to balance priorities.

  • Candidates must also be familiar with setting strategic directions, establishing target market, and making sound budgetary decisions.

  • As first-hand knowledge of the Acadia experience would be clearly an asset, preference will be given to our Alumni.

  • Fluency in Spanish is considered an asset.

For further information or to request a detailed job description, please contact Keilani Tupper at [email protected].

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?

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TO APPLY: To apply for this opportunity, click on the "Apply Now" button and upload your cover letter, resume, and references.

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].