Career Services and Alumni Relations Senior Manager

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Position:

Career Services and Alumni Relations Senior Manager

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Unit requirements:

•           To build and maintain a Career Service office that provides lifelong career support to the NUGSB students and alumni while developing strong relationships with corporations and employers.

•           To build and maintain the Almuni relationship function at the NUGSB

•           To manage the School’s Accreditation process

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Job responsibilities and functions

General

•           Serve as the primary liaison between the School, its students and alumni, and potential employers nationally and internationally.

•           Monitor, analyze, and evaluate scope of services offered through Career Services and Alumni Relations.

•           Work with the School and University to promote and grow the Career Services and Alumni Relations function.

•           Oversee and manage budget for Career Services, Alumni Relations, and Accreditation.

•           Educate current NUGSB students about the benefits and scope of services offered through alumni relations and career services at NUGSB.

•           Develop and submit for approval annual strategic and operating plans

•           Prepare monthly progress reports for the Dean’s office.

 

Career Services

•           Engage and grow the current alumni and corporate relationships, and develop new contacts with external organizations for the purpose of expanding employment opportunities for students and alumni.

•           Provide career advising to students and alumni regarding the job-search process, interviewing, resume, and letter writing, and other areas of career planning.

•           Review and supervise the on-campus recruitment and interviewing processes as well as resume referral and job-listing services for current students as well as alumni.

•           Plan and implement Career Weeks and other career events.

•           Conduct workshops, seminars, and other presentations to student, faculty, employer, and alumni groups.

 

Alumni Relations

•           Serve as ex officio Executive Director of the Alumni Association to support the President of the Association.

•           Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records.

•           Establish and build relationships with NUGSB alumni, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, newsletter, and the alumni web pages

•           Collaborate with School and University leadership to identify alumni prospects with consideration to both school and University requirements.

•           Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with business development colleagues.

 

Project management of Business School accreditation exercise

•       Rapidly build up knowledge of accreditation requirements, from information supplied by accreditation bodies and other sources acquired by the School

·            Advise School staff on expectations of accreditation bodies

·            Confirm timeline for the accreditation exercise and keep senior  colleagues on track to meet the deadlines.

·            Liaise with the School leadership to invite institutional representatives to be present for the accreditation visit.

·            Draft documents and gain agreement on key supporting documents that will be provided during accreditation visit

·            Seek comments within the School on final documents.

·            Ensure full documents are submitted to accreditation body in time.

Preparation of documents for accreditation submissions

·            Manage collection and analysis of information and check answers the requirements of appropriate accreditation body

·            Make judgement on what should be included in the submission documents – distilling information from the range of sources into a coherent picture that fits with the strategic plan of the School

·            Write, edit and prepare draft submission documents and key supporting evidence. Edit content to ensure it reads as series of compelling quality- focused statements about the School’s provisions

·            Finalize documents following comments from the school leadership prior to submission for University-level approval

Preparation for accreditation visit

·            Liaise with accreditation bodies to agree visit date and accommodation/ entertainment requirements for panel

·            Agree timeline of visit with appropriate colleagues, ensuring all aware of nature and timing of their input during the visit – arrange and deliver briefings

·            Ensure supporting documentation available for provision to panel

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Education

Higher education preferably with the English as the main language of instruction.

A degree preferably in a discipline directly related to staffing, employment, career development and planning, or other human resources concern, business administration, law, higher education or related areas.

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Professional experience

•  for a Master`s degree holder – at least 4 years of work experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.      

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Professional competencies  and personal skills

– Effective organizational and management skills;

– Effective public relations and networking abilities;

– Demonstrated experience in a project management role;

– Knowledge of the Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan ;

– Knowledge of job trends and career development skills;

– Strong written and verbal communications skills;

– Strong commitment to working with a diverse student population;

– Nationwide professional contacts in both the university and employment sectors.

–  Thorough knowledge of law enforcement accreditation standards

including management philosophies and operations and related familiarity with governmental and local agencies and organizations. Thorough knowledge of public administration philosophies and concepts;

–  Self-driven, able to demonstrate initiative and provide customer-focused support for students, alumni, employers, and other partners.

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Language skills

Fluent spoken and written Kazakh, Russian and English.