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Senior Alumni Relations Officer

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Job: IRC79098

The Wits Business School (WBS) is an internationally recognised business school in Africa. It has over 50 years of experience in business education and has over decades' spearheaded innovation, teaching and research excellence in South Africa.

The School invites talented, qualified and self-driven individuals to apply for this vacant position.

The Senior Alumni Relations Officer will manage the alumni affairs of the business school. He/she will have planning, operations, administrative and, where appropriate, budgetary responsibilities for the WBS Alumni Affairs.

Key responsibilities

This involves responsibility for the planning and implementation of an alumni outreach strategy, programs and projects that strategically connect and engage alumni to WBS.

  • To develop, maintain and implement a data base that will build, enhance and re-engage with alumni and bring them back to the WBS and to the University
  • To develop a vibrant and value adding Wits Business School Alumni to engage with alumni and enhance loyalty to the WBS and to the University
  • To collaborate with other departments in the creation of alumni and brand loyalty

Minimum academic requirements

  • University graduate with Honours and post graduate qualification
  • 5 relevant work experience
  • Effective management skills experience within higher education advancement related fields.
  • An understanding of the functioning of the university, with special reference to a Business school environment
  • An understanding of the difference between the academic post graduate student, the short course delegate and the senior executive delegate

Competencies, Knowledge Skills and Attitude

  • Highly competent Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
  • A high level of personal motivation, initiative, energy and creativity.
  • Excellent public speaking and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Skills to encourage and build collaborative relationships amongst academic and administrative colleagues and the WBS's academic and executive alumni.
  • The capacity to participate at meetings of senior university management
  • Willingness to participate fully in the life of the university by attending events and programmes and by representing the institution to outside constituencies.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse alumni population

How to apply

Internal and External applicants are invited to apply by registering your profile on the Wits I-Recruitment platform located at https://irec.wits.ac.za and submitting your application. This application is to have a covering letter with a CV that includes the name, address and contact details, (including email addresses) of three referees.

Email applications will not be accepted. Only those through the I-Recruitment platform will be considered.

Enquiries only: Ms. R Nxumalo, Marketing Manager: Wits Business School, email Rutendo.nxumalo@wits.ac.za

Closing Date: 22 February 2019

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