Africa Nazarene University Director Corporate Services Jobs in Kenya
Africa Nazarene University Director Corporate Services Jobs in KenyaJob Title
: Director, Corporate ServicesGrade
: ANU 3Department
: Corporate ServicesLocation / Work station
: Main Campus
Reporting RelationshipsReports to
: Vice ChancellorDirect reports
: Communications Officer
Social Media Officer
Receptionist/ Front office assistantJob Purpose
Supporting the Office of the VC in providing leadership across the University. At its core, the position of Director Corporate
Services allows the Vice Chancellor to scale, giving her/him back most important resource; time.
The Director of Corporate
Services operates at a tactical, strategic and operational level, often handling the oversight of projects that do not neatly fit within
the organizational chart or that
fall between departments or leaders’ areas of responsibility. Specifically, the purpose of the
function is to:
1) Ensure that the VC/CEO is always working on the most important items for the university.
2) Help complete priority items for the VC to an appropriate level of quality.
3) Keep the Vice-Chancellor accountable for commitments, while helping keep reports accountable for results.
4) Keeping the Vice-Chancellor accessible and open to new ideas and proposals.
5) Managing, advising, and orchestrating all internal and external communications events and relations aimed at effective
communication and creation of a favorable corporate image among the University’s stakeholders.Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
Direct Support of the Vice-Chancellor Setting the VC’s strategic priorities: Helping a leader identify the areas where they must direct their focus and identifying
metrics for success. Revisiting regularly and evaluating progress.
Strategically managing the VC’s time: working with the VC’s Personal Assistant, looking at long term travel calendar,
evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities.
Meeting preparation and follow up: reviewing upcoming meetings for the week to ensure the VC has all of the information
needed to be as productive as possible and sending out agendas or documents to meeting attendees as necessary.
Reviewing Internal and External Communications: drafting company newsletters, reports, pitch decks, speeches or
presentations for the VC.
Monitoring information flow: Sometimes acting as a gatekeeper, ensuring the VC’s involvement in a project or decision making process at the right moment.
Planning and leading company retreats, step backs, and other special events
Strategic Initiatives/Project Management
Identifying and taking on ad hoc strategic projects (for example, executing key initiatives or closing any operational gaps)
Defining and researching new ideas and business opportunities
Building out a new business unit
Providing decision support through data gathering, information analyzing, and presenting considerations to relevant
Overseeing large, often cross-functional organization-wide projects or initiatives.
Bring together multiple stakeholders and help drive decisions.
Researching, benchmarking, analyzing data, and making recommendations.
Creating systems and processes to streamline operations
Pulling together and managing project teams that require input from multiple areas within the company
Designing and executing a corporate communication strategy
Drafting speeches and presentations
Acting as the University’s spokesperson
Vetting speaking opportunities and interview requests
Overseeing diversity and culture initiatives
Aligning internal processes
Creating and maintaining cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success
Serving as strategic advisor and counsel to leaders
Assuming day-to-day responsibility for projects and tasks
Serving as a trusted advisor and confidant to the Vice-Chancellor
Attending meetings in place of the VC
Making decisions in place of the Vice-Chancellor
Managing critical relationships on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor
Assessing all inquiries directed to the VC and determining the proper course of action
Determining which meetings take priority
Vetting requests for time and routing requests to other departments as appropriate
Personal administration to the Executive:
Manage personal relationships of the Vice Chancellor with senior external stakeholders (calls, correspondence, meetings,
visitors…). Maintain the stakeholder relationship database accordingly.
Coordinate sensitive issues upon request of the Vice-Chancellor.
Assist the Vice-Chancellor as appropriate to prepare and edit communications, mails, letters, presentations and other
documents (particularly ppt).
Administration of the Board of Directors:
Support the Vice-Chancellor to organize the Council and Board meetings.
Organize overall logistics support for Council and Board meetings: event preparation, document gathering.
Prepare Management Board meetings and support as appropriate sub committees of the Management Board.
Liaise with relevant heads/directors in charge of agenda items to ensure timely delivery of content and preparation of
I. Financial Responsibility:
II. Working Conditions:
Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).
Master’s degree in a relevant field
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Relevant professional qualification
Member of a relevant professional body
Work experience required.
Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, with at least three (3) years in a Senior managerial position
Skills and Competencies:
Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
Ability to operationalise strategy into action for the function
Ability to sell the vision of the university
Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
Strategic management skills
Public Relations Skills
Organising and planning skills
Applications giving full details of age, marital status, education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer) should be addressed to: –
The Vice Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
Applications should reach the office not later than 6th December, 2019. Applications could also be dropped at the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the Ongata Rongai Campus. Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that Africa Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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