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Cass Alumni Relations Officer

Reference Number
60025404
Location
Northampton Square  Map & Directions
School / Service
Professional Services
Department
Development and Alumni
Contract Duration
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Salary Range (£)
28936 to 35550

Background

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The purpose of the Development and Alumni Relations Office is to support the University's Strategic Plan by delivering philanthropic income and other forms of financial and non-financial support from alumni, friends, companies, livery companies, trusts and foundations and other grant making bodies and institutions. The Office raises money for University wide and strategically important initiatives that cover student support, world class research and development of the University's estate.

This is achieved by developing and strengthening relationships with strategically important constituents and identifying shared areas of interest and activities to enable a lifelong relationship to develop and flourish. The Office also works closely with Schools and other Professional Services teams to support UK and international student recruitment, Careers opportunities and enhances the Student Experience, all of which support the University's Mission and Vision.

Responsibilities

The job holder will have responsibility for planning, managing and attending alumni events for both Cass alumni and alumni of the wider University. The job holder reports to the Cass Alumni Relations Manager although may manage some international alumni events for the wider University.

The job holder will play an important role by working within the Alumni Relations team, interacting with the University’s alumni and providing support for UK and international activities and events.

Person Specification

Knowledge
 
Essential: 
A strong understanding of the role of Higher Education in the context of the wider economy
A strong understanding of the issues currently facing those studying at University
A strong understanding of current political issues

Desirable: 
A clear understanding of the University's Strategic objectives

Skills:
 
Essential: 
Excellent written English 
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain good work relationships with alumni, students and stakeholders.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and in different positions.
Ability to use standard computer programmes including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook 
Excellent organisational and time management skills
The ability to work independently and take ownership of a project.
The ability to accurately interpret data

Experience 
 
Event management experience
Alumni relations experience
Experience of using Raisers’ Edge, City’s preferred fundraising database

Personal Qualities
 
Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience
Probity
Preparedness to travel overseas where necessary
A passion for self-development
Preparedness to work unsocial hours where the need dictates
The ability to act as an Ambassador for the University

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 23:59pm 19 February 2018

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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