Strathmore University Business School – Head of Alumni and Partner Relations.

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JOB TITLE: Head of Alumni and Partner Relations

DEPARTMENT: Strathmore University Business School

REPORTING TO: Executive Dean

JOB PURPOSE: To provide leadership for Alumni Relations, collaborative Academic, Research, and Industry partnerships, and programs that complement and support the mission of SBS.


  1. Create, implement, and communicate a comprehensive plan that strategically engages alumni and friends by connecting them to SBS, including signature virtual and in-person events, visiting scholars, networking, and volunteer opportunities including Reunion, Volunteer Work Project, and other programs that advance the mutual interests of alumni, the local community and
  2. Serve as primary liaison and staff support to the Alumni Association Board of Help define goals, manage committee membership, develop schedules and agendas, guide and support the Board’s work.
  3. Develop an outreach plan focused on engaging alumni and friends around reunions segmented by class years, chapters, interests, and
  4. Develop, maintain, and update internet-based programs to connect with alumni including the alumni engagement
  5. Work closely with various departments to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward alumni and other gifts and enhance alumni programming
  6. Create written and multi-media content for SBS publications including website and social media platforms, the annual report, the alumni magazine, donor proposals, acknowledgment letters, and other projects as assigned
  7. Develop partnership initiatives and priority areas
  8. Build and maintain strong and sound relationships with partner universities – especially at an executive and management level (across business streams)
  9. Solidify relationships with Universities and Industry through trust, integrity, excellent verbal and face-to-face communication skills, frequent visits, meaningful input
  10. Actively seek out potential partner funding opportunities
  11. Work closely with others in the management team to engage potential partners, sponsors, and donors and lead the coordination effort to translate interest into comprehensive partnership
  12. Collect, analyze, and report high-quality management information on SBS partnerships, building intelligence to help identify further sources of collaboration, income, and relationships for the
  13. Effectively assess and manage all partnership delivery risks ensuring compliance with relevant best practice
  14. Oversee all financial decisions of Alumni Relations and External Relations, including setting and monitoring budgets, and ensuring a clear, independent financial
  15. Be available to alumni, friends of the university, parents, donors, and officials to discuss any facet of SBS and represent SBS in the
  16. Maintain a registry and data analysis of partners within SBS


The post holder will be required to have and demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes, and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible professional level of experience in alumni relations, fundraising, public affairs, or related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, and perspective; a strong work ethic, supported by commitment and follow-through
  • The professional credibility and maturity required to work closely with various departmental heads, colleagues, and other key
  • Strong program development, relationship building, communication, and management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to influence and inspire
  • Able to work nights and weekends as needed with some light travel
  • Demonstrated digital communication savvy with social media and promotional
  • Ability to use computers including Google and Microsoft applications for word processing, spreadsheets, email, and
  • Proficiency with video conferencing tools such as Google Meet, MS Teams, and
  • Ability to learn new software and other technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems, social media, and other emerging communications

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Head of Alumni and Partner Relations’ to the People and Culture Manager, Strathmore University Business School, on by end of the day (5.30 pm) Friday, 16th May 2022.

Due to the large number of applications, we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please be advised that Strathmore University Business School is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT ask for money from applicants under any circumstances during its recruitment process. Interested applicants are encouraged to exercise caution upon receiving any such interview opportunity that requires payment of any money.




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