Vacancy Details

9923 - Alumni Manager

Business Unit: SCHOOL SUPPORT CENTRE
Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 10-Dec-2021
About the Role

The Alumni Manager will work closely in the Communications team to support the GEMS MENASA schools develop strong alumni associations across the network as part of the GEMS For Life programme.

They will be responsible for implementing the GEMS For Life strategy and foster excellent alumni relations that will build and strengthen relationships between the schools and its community of graduates, friends, students, and businesses to maximise alumni interest and engagement with GEMS. 

Key Accountabilities:

Alumni Relations

  • Cultivate relationships with alumni to further their connection to GEMS and increase awareness of the alumni association’s mission
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical, and career information of alumni via surveys and projects centralised on the Alumni app
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programmes
  • Engage with the university programme activities as part of GEMS For Life to provide valuable opportunities to alumni
  • Leverage the university partnerships as part of GEMS For Life to assign GEMS alumni as university ambassadors for seniors

Social Media and Media relations

  • Be the custodian of alumni communication and publicity, including print and online publications targeted at alumni.
  • Maintain digital communication (social media, email, newsletters) with alumni.
  • Actively curate user-generated content for the app as well and social media channels
  • Develop and implement external PR campaigns in collaboration with the Communications and Marketing teams
  • Convert engagement and leads from social media and existing databases to the central database on the app

Events management

  • Create engagement strategies and campaigns with the alumni and link these in with existing GEMS For Life initiatives (mentorship, scholarships, rewards)
  • Represent the GEMS For Life Alumni Programme at different events and settings e.g. university fairs and schools
  • Facilitate establishment and organisation of Alumni Chapters globally or within focused industries in collaboration with UniConnect efforts

Collaboration

  • Working collaboratively with the IT team to develop and improve systems and processes on Alumni app & scholarship programmes.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Attend project/staff training and events when relevant.
  • Encourage and support academic and other departments in undertaking events and communications which will promote good alumni relations
  • Work closely with the Legal team to ensure that data protection laws are adhered to at all times
  • Work closely with the Child Safeguarding and Protection team to ensure alumni activities (both on the app and other) adhere with regulations at all times.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

Expected Qualifications:

  • A university graduate preferably with a relevant degree.

Expected Experience:

  • Significant experience in an alumni relations, public relations, education, or similar role
  • Experience in delivering and contributing to strategic plans and implementing across a large organisation
  • Project management experience

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Strong analytical, IT and administrative skills
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Proactive and optimistic
  • Ability to remain calm and effective under pressure
  • Willing to support colleagues and work in a team
About Your Benefits
An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concessions, annual leave, and end of service 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 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
2. Passport-size photograph
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.