The Opportunity

Wolfville, NS
Management and Operations
Full-time - Permanent

Competition #22-16-AU:
Acadia seeks a Manager, International Recruitment in Student Recruitment to provide leadership to the International Recruitment unit and serve as part of the student recruitment leadership team. Reporting to the Director, Acadia International, the Manager of International Recruitment is responsible for managing the international education agent portfolio, managing and growing the international student enrolments, and representing Acadia to parents, guidance counsellors, and other influencers.

The Manager is responsible for the collaborative development of the annual international recruitment strategies, and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of those strategies with an ultimate purpose of successfully promoting Acadia University to international students interested in attending post-secondary education.

The Manager is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the communication plans for international prospective students and influencers and manages a global communications plan for all international recruitment regions. The Manager leads the research of new markets for the purpose of individual student and group or cohort-based recruitment initiatives.

Demonstrating leadership and coaching skills, the Manager will foster growth of the International Enrolment Advisors, empowering them to take ownership of assigned initiatives. Given the nature of this role, the incumbent will do a considerable amount of traveling with half the year spent travelling abroad.


  • We are seeking candidates who possess a bachelor's degree in a field related to international relations, business, communication, sales and/or marketing with related work experience.
  • As more than half the year is spent travelling abroad, applicants must be adaptable to working in foreign environments and possess strong intercultural communication skills with knowledge of international education, culture, and business trends. The ability to speak a second language would be desirable.
  • Proven strong intercultural competencies with an ability to establish rapport with people from diverse backgrounds as well as exceptional communication skills to work effectively and diplomatically with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • The ability to plan and implement recruitment missions and establish relationships with agents, educators, and partners is required.
  • Familiarity with setting strategic directions, establishing target market, and making sound budgetary decisions.
  • Candidates must also be flexible to evening and weekend work.

Acadia offers a comprehensive benefit package in addition to a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To see more information on why Acadia is an employer of choice, please visit our website at

TO APPLY: 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 Elektra Papadogiorgaki at [email protected].

Consideration of applications will begin on June 24, 2022. 

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].

A little bit about us

Acadia University

You are an important part of the Acadia community - your thoughts, ideas, and personality matter here. Beyond the ivy-covered academic buildings, awesome residences, incredible sports facilities, and renowned natural environmental research and recreation areas, you will find an international student body, small classes, top-level research facilities, award-winning professors, and supportive alumni. Every second person you meet in the unique shops and cafes of the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, will be connected to Acadia and to you. Founded in 1838, Acadia is a primarily undergraduate liberal arts university with a long tradition of academic excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Although our offerings are many, our small size necessitates working across disciplines and including undergraduate students in important research. You will contribute to the outstanding reputation Acadia enjoys - consistent toptier rankings by Maclean's and top marks in the Globe and Mail's Canadian University Report.