Vacancy Details

1766 - Parent Relationship Exec

Location: UAE - Sharjah
Closing Date 22-Sep-2018
About the Role

The post: Parent Relations Executive

To support the Principal in developing a strong and active parent community as the central pillar of the schools culture. To ensure achievement of enrolment targets, provide high quality customer service to new and existing parents and promotion and marketing of the school to relevant stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:
 Co-ordinate and lead school tours for prospective parents and visitors, promoting the school’s USPs and presenting the school in the best possible way, to ensure the school achieves or exceeds the enrolment targets.
 Day to day management of the school’s Front of House/Reception ensuring the provision of quality customer service to new and existing parents across all customer touchpoints.
 Management and continual development of the school communication channels, such as newsletters, to ensure the school parent population is fully aware of the schools activities as a key driver of customer/student retention.
 Organize parent/community events in order to engage parents in school activities and celebrations and support the school’s parent engagement activities.
 Promote the school by providing stories and photographic material that promotes the school’s achievements both academically and other, for GEMS internal newsletters and the school communication channels (eg: school website, LCD screens, newsletters etc). If required, these should be supported in English and Arabic.
 If necessary, collaborate with School Principal/CEO, SLT and other members of the FOH be able to develop and implement retention strategies in order to maintain budget enrolment numbers at the school.
 Undertake regular surveys of new parent views on enrolment process and other subjects of relevance. Collate responses and produce analysis with recommendations.
 In conjunction with the School Principal/CEO and the Corporate Marketing team, assist with the development and implementation of the school marketing strategy as a key driver of enrolments and ensuring all marketing material, including digital communication is always current.
 In collaboration with the School Principal/CEO and Registrar, develop an events calendar to support the enrolment activities for the academic year.
 Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
 Maintain open lines of communication to existing parents to ensure their concerns, complaints and feedback are handled effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner (liaising with other school personnel or departments as required)
 Promote, when appropriate, other GEMS schools by arranging appointments, interviews and facilitate relationships between parents and GEMS schools.
 Attend project / staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
This exciting opportunity requires the following key competencies and skills and these will be assessed during the internal recruitment process:

 Solid time management skills  Able to manage a diverse team’s performance and relationships.  Ability to multi-task and cope with peaks of demand  Advanced user of Microsoft Office and able to utilise technology well to present facts to the management.  Analytical Thinking  Effective communicator (written and spoken)  Interpersonal skills, able to operate in a diverse environment
Shortlisting Process.

All applicants will be contacted for interviews shortly after the closure date of this internal job advertisement. Interviews will be conducted by:

-Manager School Operation -MSO
- Principal/CEO
- Manager – Enrollments & Marketing

To be considered for this appointment: You will have
 A college Degree from a reputed university is desirable (BA or BSc)
 A minimum two years in a customer service focused role.
 Proven success with meeting sales targets is mandatory; ability to influence the team to deliver quality results and meet sales targets consistently is critical.
 Relationship management experience – able to build and influence professional relationships with peer group as well as parental community

About Your Benefits
About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School
The GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah, a new international school, is based upon the highly successful Westminster School in Dubai. As a result of its success and excellent reputation it is being replicated in other parts of the world, and now in Sharjah, UAE. The GEMS Westminster School, Sharjah will follow the internationally recognized British Curriculum and will prepare students to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level and A Level Examinations of the Universities of Cambridge and London (UK).
About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.