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Alumni Relations Manager

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,406 to £33,309 with progression to £40,927 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: 10932

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the Northeast of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

The Role
Newcastle University Business School is seeking an Alumni Relations Manager. You will be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the Business School Alumni Strategy.

You will have experience of developing, managing and delivering a strategy in a relevant relationship management role, as well as professional networking skills and ability to develop and shape effective relationships with partners/customers.

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets Science.

Home to 4000 students, Newcastle University Business School is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This places the School in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and is testament to our reputation for Teaching and Research. Our vision is to be globally renowned for the Future of Work and developing students for a future they can shape.

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/.

For enquiries regarding the role contact Neil.Gardner@ncl.ac.uk.

Key Accountabilities

Develop the Business School's alumni network.

  • Developing a relevant and compelling alumni offer.
  • Develop the school's alumni network.
  • Promote, strengthen and increase the School's alumni network with a view to raising the profile of the Business School and its activities.
  • Build awareness and visibility of the Alumni Network with current students, promoting the benefits and creating a cohesive student journey from induction through to graduation and beyond.
  • Deliver a comprehensive programme of events and engagement opportunities for alumni in priority regions.

Contribute to the Business School's objectives. (including)

  • Develop and implement an alumni focussed rankings and accreditation strategy.
  • Identify, cultivate and manage a portfolio of senior alumni with potential to be significant ambassadors and contributors of the future.
  • Source alumni contributions to the Business School's programmes.
  • Source alumni support for current Business School's students, though placements and mentoring (etc.).

Managing the Business School's alumni relations activities.

  • Manage the Business School's alumni database.
  • Manage the portfolio of alumni communications.
  • Manage the School's alumni relations budget.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of Alumni campaigns, communications and events, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Foster a strong relationship with NU Advancement, ensuring strategies and activities are aligned and complementary.
  • Be willing and available to travel extensively in the UK and internationally.
  • Other duties, as defined by line manager, which support the successful achievement of Business School vision, strategy and operations.

Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent level qualification plus experience in a similar role or significant vocational experience, demonstrating development through progressively more demanding, relevant roles.
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