UWCSEA

Alumni Relations Senior Manager
Singapore

Description

Job Responsibilities

· In partnership with the Director of Engagement and External Relations, develop overall strategies for alumni relations that express the UWC mission, align with College priorities and establish the UWCSEA programme as a world-class alumni engagement programme
· Devise and implement innovative programmes that engage alumni of all ages and at all stages of life in both the current activities and the future priorities of the College, while increasing the number of volunteer hours given by alumni, in line with College goals
· Build positive relationships with alumni, using face-to-face communication, electronic, print, and social media channels, while providing outstanding customer service and meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service and personal and professional development within the alumni community
· In partnership with the Head of Fundraising and the Director of Engagement and External Relations, conceptualise and implement programmes for increasing alumni participation in a comprehensive philanthropic giving programme at the College
· Liaise with senior leadership at the College to identify opportunity for alumni to connect with current students and programmes and continue contributing to the College after leaving
· Manage alumni data in line with best practice, including measuring their level of affinity to and engagement with College activities
· Lead the Alumni Relations team and involve the wider Engagement team in implementing the Alumni Relations programmes effectively, including measuring the effectiveness of the various efforts

Requirements

· Degree from a recognised university.
· 7-10 years’ experience in Alumni Relations, or a volunteer management programme, preferably at an educational institution.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a group and individual setting; engaging, credible and personable; high energy, enthusiastic personality and a strong work ethic as an individual contributor and collaborative team player, requiring minimum supervision
· A deep commitment to mission-driven education, and the UWCSEA mission in particular, and the power of alumni to continue to contribute to the College after leaving; ability to interact with educators and talk about their work in a compelling way.
· Creative, innovative, flexible, with excellent organizational and analytical skills; the ability to manage multiple projects effectively and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality in a team-oriented, complex environment
· Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to analyze and interpret data and information, including trends and statistics; ability to work with databases at a sophisticated level
· A deep understanding of how the alumni community can contribute to the philanthropic agenda of the College while deepening their connection to one another and the College

About the Organization

We are a united, welcoming community that embraces students and their families from almost 100 different nations. The second member of the UWC movement, the College was opened by Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore International School in 1971. SIS became the United World College of South East Asia in 1975 and gradually expanded to become the K–12 international school of over 5,500 students across two campuses that it is today.

Our community, while large, celebrates and builds on the success of individuals, with an aim to create a wider impact through our mission. UWCSEA embodies everything the UWC movement stands for: concern and compassion for others, the willingness to accept responsibility, and tenacity in pursuit of the truth. What also distinguishes our students is how much they give service to others: their compassion and commitment are writ large in the many hundreds of hours of impactful service the College bears witness to every year, across a hugely diverse range of activities, and which we celebrate as much as our academic achievements.

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