Students Career & Alumni Affairs Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for developing and implementing the Academy Alumni Office strategy.
• Responsible for developing the Alumni affairs budget and tailoring the Alumni Relations program to the available resources and monitoring expenses against that budget.
• Represent the Academy in significant Alumni Office events.
• Develop and maintain relationships with alumni locally, regionally and internationally.
• Organize and manage alumni events in advance of the 'Graduate Satisfaction Survey' to enhance its effectiveness and achieve the necessary response rates.
• Promote alumni benefits to graduating students and encourage participation in alumni initiatives.
• Develop professional relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni and industry professionals.
• Provide direction, programming, and goals that strategically integrate all aspects career development, career exploration, internships, job placement and career planning.
• Provide one-on-one advising, workshops, and seminars about strategies for job search including self-assessment, exploration, decision-making, job search skills and self-directed job search strategies for students and alumni.
• Work in collaboration with Program Leaders, faculty, staff and alumni to develop new leads for internships, job shadowing and full-time positions.
• Maintain a robust alumni network and track their career progress to provide data and evidence to the Quality Assurance Office for accreditation and quality assurance reports.
• Maintain employer database for internships and full- and part-time positions.

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge and Experience
Essential:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing, Public Relations or related field
• Minimum experience of 7 years
• The ability to work effectively as a team member in a multi-cultural environment
• Knowledge of methods and procedures for seeking professional employment including but not limited to resume and cover letter formats, social networking, job search and interviewing.
• Understanding of career development principles and practices to provide effective guidance to students and alumni.
• Knowledge of the higher education system, academic programs, and student services in the academy.
• Awareness of current labor market trends, industry demands, and job opportunities.

Desirable:
• Experience in marketing and/or public relations
• Knowledge of Arabic is desirable

Core Competencies Delivery through:
• Decision Making & Solving Problems
• Building Teams and Communication
• Facilitating Change

Development through:
• Resilience
• Driving Results
• Managing Stakeholders

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA) is dedicated to world-leading education and training in the performing arts. SPAA will see performers and technicians hone their craft while receiving global qualifications, paving the way for a successful future on and off the world stage. SPAA is a centre of excellence – the only dedicated performing arts academy of its kind in the Middle East – where everyone is welcome, from all backgrounds, to realise their potential as the new creative citizens of the world.

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