Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator

Job description and duties

CMTN acknowledges the six unceded traditional territories its campuses reside on: Haida, Tsimshian (Ts'msyen), Nisga'a, Haisla, Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en nations.

Coast Mountain College (CMTN) invites applications for full-time continuing (35 hours per week) Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator commencing as soon as possible. some evening hours and extensive travel will be required.  Salary will be in accordance with the BCGEU Support Staff, Level 13: $2,667.70 bi-weekly, plus a comprehensive benefit plan.

This position can be based at either the Terrace or Hazelton campus.

Coast Mountain College is committed to increasing the equitable and inclusive participation of marginalized people in all aspects of college life. We welcome and encourage all applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black People, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process, may contact HR in confidence, prior to the closing date.

Duties:  The Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator assists in developing, coordinating, and implementing CMTN’s Strategic Recruitment Plan, focusing primarily on Indigenous students. This position promotes CMTN, its programs, and services for the purpose of encouraging enrolment.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Respond to questions and concerns about all aspects of CMTN, including inquiries regarding admission requirements, academic programs, Indigenous support, and campus life
  • Consult with members of the Indigenization Team to develop and implement various engagement strategies for recruitment designed to inform Indigenous students and communities of CMTN and its academic programs
  • Assist in the planning and execution of recruitment events for Indigenous students and communities, fostering relationships, and helping to coordinate and/or participate in Indigenous events as appropriate
  • Participate in and support internal and external events at conferences, workshops, and presentations in surrounding Indigenous communities for the purpose of recruitment of Indigenous students
  • Contribute to the recruitment and training of student ambassadors and alumni
  • Work closely with the Admissions Office to facilitate communication with prospective students, their parents, high school counsellors, educational representatives, etc.
  • All other tasks of similar scope and complexity as assigned


Qualifications/Skills:  A minimum of a diploma or undergraduate degree (preferably in Education or Marketing) along with 2 years of directly related experience.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

  • Thorough understanding of Indigenous post-secondary student educational needs and expectations
  • A demonstrated understanding of local Indigenous communities, organizations, and cultural protocols and practices
  • Intuitive and service oriented with exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Persuasive and engaging communication skills with an ability to clearly express ideas and deliver captivating and dynamic presentations
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Indigenous histories, traditions and cultures
  • Knowledge of Colleague, Outlook, MS Office and social media platforms
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to determine priorities and be self-directed
  • Work efficiently under pressure of deadlines despite interruptions
  • Familiarity with the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action, particularly as they relate to the education sector

Application information

To apply for the position, please submit an updated resume and cover letter quoting competition #24.016B. In your cover letter, please demonstrate your understanding of local Indigenous communities, organizations and cultural protocols, while also specifying your preferred campus for employment.

Applications should be sent to:  

Coast Mountain College, Human Resources (Email:

NOTE: Only complete applications (with a cover letter and resume included) received to the above noted email address will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing date
April 15, 2024
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  • Marketing & Recruitment