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12 Oct 2018

Full-time Director of Student Recruitment

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute – Posted by janisbanman Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Job Description

Position:                       MBCI Director of Student Recruitment

Accountability:             Principal

Full-time Equivalent:    1.0 FTE

MBCI invites applications for a full-time Director of Student Recruitment.  Working closely with the MBCI Board of Directors and Leadership Team, the successful candidate will develop a comprehensive annual recruitment and retention plan to grow enrolment.


Position Summary

  • Responsible for the recruitment and retention of Canadian and International students
  • Administration of the International Student Program
  • Administration of the German Exchange Program
  • Develop and grow relationships with member churches and schools to create meaningful partnerships


Recruitment & Retention

  • Work collaboratively with PR Manager on development of promotional materials
  • Meet with the Principal and PR Manager to provide input into the communications strategy and plans as it relates to recruitment
  • Plan activities and events to promote the school including church youth events, Open House, Days at MBCI (shadow days), Pastors’ breakfast, etc.
  • Meet regularly with Youth Pastors and Children’s Ministries leaders to build strong connections to youth in member churches
  • Grow relationships with schools to create and formalize feeder school partnerships
  • Explore options for a database that could manage prospective student/family information to aid in analyzing information to identify trends and opportunities and to assist with relationship management.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with other independent schools in consideration of learning and sharing best practices with respect to student recruitment





International Student & German Exchange Programs

  • Negotiate agreements, develop, and maintain ongoing and positive relationships with International student recruiting agencies.
  • Responsible for managing the Home Stay Program, working in collaboration with Home Stay Facilitator to recruit, monitor and maintain positive relationships with host families.
  • Develop and implement partnerships with sister schools overseas
  • Coordinate regular meetings with the International team to review progress and challenges
  • Responsible for maintaining positive relationship with Coordinator of German Exchange Program with August Hermann Francke Schule in Detmold, Germany. Manage all aspects of exchange program.


  • Keep Principal and colleagues informed of activities and plans
  • Maintain positive communications with staff on issues related to recruitment and retention
  • Keep Advancement & Recruitment board committee informed about enrolment trends and activities and plans


  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal


  • A diploma or undergraduate degree in business or arts
  • 2-4 years previous experience in a related field
  • Experience in communications and marketing an asset
  • Excellent organizational, communication and relational skills
  • Demonstrated creativity and ability to work in a team environment

How to Apply

Interested applicants  should submit a resume and statement of faith before October 26 to:   Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute Attention:  Andrea Neufeld, Principal 173 Talbot Avenue Winnipeg, MB  R2L 0P6 P:  204.667.8210 E: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Manitoba.

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