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Manager of Alumni Affairs (UAE Nationals Only)

Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: Administrative Job

Company: Ajman University

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:

The Manager is responsible for all alumni activities and relations with AU alumni. Moreover, he is in charge of developing and managing engagement programs focused on increasing the depth of the relationships with AU alumni.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Responsible for developing and implementing the University’s Alumni Office strategy.
  • Determine the Alumni affairs team’s strategic direction and provide leadership, motivation, and support in order to maintain the quality of the team’s output so that the University’s and Department’s objectives are achieved.
  •  Manage volunteers to work with alumni groups including Alumni Council and International Chapters by supporting the President of the Alumni Council in organizing their meetings and directing them to achieve the council's purpose and mission.
  • Oversee the database and online networking portal in conjunction with the senior officer.
  • Responsible for developing the Alumni affairs budget and tailoring the Alumni Relations program to the available resources and monitoring expenses against that budget.
  • Oversee liaison between the Alumni affairs team members and others in the University to ensure that there is effective communication with colleagues on matters relating to alumni events, University publications, and web and email communication.
  • Develop strong alumni relationships and other networks to support and develop strategies for alumni office activity.
  • Lead and manage the staff including the student trainee
  • Represent the university in significant alumni office events.

Supervision:

Reports to: Executive Director- Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

 

Delegation of Work:

The Manager should provide his subordinates with some delegation in order to give them a   space to be creative and responsible. Moreover, delegation expedites the workflow of the office, and overall the university

 

Supervision Given:

  • Subordinates: Senior Officer & Student trainee

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business management, or related field with minimum experience of 7 years of which 2 years are in a managerial position.
  • Experience in driving engagement within an alumni community is ideal; however, a background in event management & student engagement is also considered.
  • Professional communication skills, both oral and written, combined with confident interpersonal skills & presence.
  • A flexible team-orientated attitude along with the willingness to travel Internationally

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Significant experience in alumni affairs, public relations, or similar roles.
  • Experience in devising a strategic plan and leading a team & volunteers to implement it across the university.
  • Management experience, including leadership skills to inspire a team, support and develop individuals
  • Budgetary management experience
  • Experience in delivering high-quality events.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Higher Education sector is an advantage.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • No or very limited physical effort is required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.