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Competition Number: 2021-1533-AM
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Learner Recruitment and Support Coordinator
Indigenous Affairs
Thunder Bay
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Applications close on January 28th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Reporting to the Director of Indigenous Affairs and working in collaboration with offices engaged in learner recruitment, the Coordinator will contribute to meeting the Indigenous Learner Admission Mandate of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine through participation in a variety of recruitment activities. The Coordinator acts as an ambassador for NOSM learners, staff and faculty.

This position is covered by the Terms and Conditions of the OPSEU Unit 677 Collective Agreement (Unit 2). A copy is available on the NOSM website.


Tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • While primarily responsible for Indigenous learner recruitment, will assist and advise on all Indigenous Learner recruitment and retention services and programs.
  • Develop programing and promotional materials to inspire youth and recruit potential applicants to NOSM in a way that is responsive to a variety of prospective Indigenous learners.
  • Coordinate the collection of marketing research and social media analytics that are used for the identification of target groups and trend analysis.
  • Work closely with the Director of Indigenous Affairs and Admissions and Learner Recruitment to develop and execute the recruitment strategies and maintain prospect database.
  • Represent and work collaboratively with Indigenous Affairs units at other undergraduate universities within Northern Ontario.
  • Lead the planning and delivery of events such as but not limited to Interview Weekend, Information Sessions and Workshops.
  • Work collaboratively with Admissions and Learner Recruitment to deliver programs such as CampMed through collaboration with Indigenous Affairs, Francophone Affairs, Advancement, and other Units to provide culturally safe and responsive approaches to recruitment and retention.
  • Actively recruit, select, orient and lead learners and postsecondary volunteers in understanding their roles to support recruitment efforts in a culturally safe manner in order to support programming
  • Act as a role model of the organization’s values in daily work activities.
  • Actively seek unique opportunities to recruit Indigenous learners in areas such as but not limited to K-12, postsecondary and in workplaces with high numbers of Indigenous allied health professionals.
  • Travel with groups such as but not limited to the Aboriginal Postsecondary Information Program (APSIP), Ontario University Fair and work with organizations such as Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) to encourage prospective learners to apply.
  • Travel to local and regional High School Recruitment opportunities.
  • Maintain and convene a Mentorship network of learners and alumni and maintain a current contact list.
  • Support learners, staff and faculty in school wide system navigation.
  • Develop and maintain an Indigenous Learner success guide.
  • Support and lead social media outreach to Indigenous communities, organizations and associations in Northern Ontario.
  • Organize a contact list of mentors/tutors and maintain a list for educational contacts, organizations and communities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • An undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies or a related field of study from a recognized Canadian institution with accreditation or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of five (5) year of related experience.
  • Effectively presenting to audiences in various age groups and contexts.
  • Experience working in postsecondary Indigenous Affairs/Units is an asset.
  • Event planning experience preferred.
  • Must have Indigenous lived experience, as well as demonstrated experience working with Indigenous peoples, cultures and communities
  • Post-secondary institutions and degree programs in Canada.
  • Extensive experience with Indigenous peoples, cultures and communities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the contemporary Indigenous and educational challenges and approaches.
  • Ability to translate, interpret and articulate between the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous worldviews.
  • Ability to apply systemic, logical reasoning when addressing problems or situations in order to arrive at an appropriate solution or outcome.
  • Proven experience in coordinating various tasks under tight deadlines, ensuring quality and timeliness in the performance of professional commitments.
  • Experience with social media for the purpose of recruitment.
  • NOSM and OMSAS admissions policies and procedures is an asset.
  • Youth oriented marketing and communication strategies.
  • Maintain confidentiality and use sound judgment in decision making.
  • Understand the concept of conflict of interest.
  • Work effectively while facing multiple tasks.
  • Office practices and procedures as they relate to admissions and recruitment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team
  • Knowledge of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations that apply to the work being performed is an asset
  • Knowledge of university administration policies and procedures is an asset


  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written, and comprehension).
  • Ability to speak and/or understand local Indigenous languages an asset

Interested candidates are invited to apply online or submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2021-1533-AM no later than January 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM to:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Fax: (705) 671-3880

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, or require an accessible version this posting, please contact Human Resources via email at 

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine invites applications from all qualified individuals. NOSM is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

NOSM needs to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applications need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.”

“Yes, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada but I am legally eligible to work in Canada.”

“No, I am not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada.”

While all responses are appreciated and will be handled with the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.