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Alumni Relationship Manager

Development & Alumni Relations

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 05 May 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 19 May 2021
Reference:  R210112
Release Date:  Wednesday 07 April 2021

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston has over 100,000 graduates across 140 countries. Our alumni go on to do amazing things after graduation: founding businesses, leading multinational companies, setting up charities and shaping their communities. Many are actively engaged with the University and our students, sharing advice, giving financial support to scholarships, mentoring or giving guest lectures. 

A quarter of our graduates live overseas. Many are keen to help Aston, and they are our very best ambassadors. We believe their active involvement can transform our international reputation and the way we work with prospective students, as well as supporting current students and new international graduates returning home, and are investing in this new role to make this happen. 

The Alumni Relationship Manager (International) will build alumni volunteer networks overseas to support recruitment of international students to Aston. You will develop a suite of opportunities for influential alumni to have a positive impact on the international profile of Aston University. You will proactively source volunteers to fill these opportunities, enabling alumni support for Aston in its international student recruitment, partnership, business development and global engagement aims. You will develop fantastic relationships with key alumni to create a network of Aston University advocates globally, and you will ensure our supporters are stewarded and thanked for their participation through regular engagement and the development of volunteer stewardship initiatives.

This is a highly collaborative role, and will work closely with colleagues across the University including Aston Business School, the International Office, Development and Alumni Relations and the Marketing team.

The Alumni Relationship Manager will be proactive, driven and self-motivated. You’ll need the skills to collaborate across teams, building strong relationships within the University and externally. You must be able to work with a range of alumni – from new graduates to company leaders and influencers – and you’ll need to demonstrate credibility at the most senior level.

You will be developing your own strategy and programmes of work, reflecting key University, Aston Business School and international objectives, so we are expecting that you can demonstrate that you have delivered something similar. You should have experience of working internationally and an understanding of international student recruitment.

We will positively consider a range of working arrangements (including working from other locations in addition to the Aston University Campus) to achieve the outcomes for this role. Given the nature of the role, you must be able to work flexibly to cover different time zones and be able to undertake some overseas travel.

Please note: 

Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed. 

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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact HR via recruitment@aston.ac.uk

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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