Greensteds School Nakuru Communications and Alumni Officer Jobs

Greensteds is a co-educational boarding and day school (IAPS and CIS) following the National Curriculum of England & Wales from Early Years to IGCSE, and A level.



Greensteds School is situated 140 km north of Nairobi, in the heart of Kenya’s Rift Valley and within ten minutes’ drive of Lake Nakuru National Park.


The School is set in a rural secluded, 50-acre site and is one of the leading International boarding schools in Kenya serving internationally minded parents and students all over the world.


Responsible for the internal and external communication of and about the School, coordinate Greensteds Alumni and support the Marketing Department.


Duties will include but not limited to:


Communication


  • Develop and implement an effective communication strategy for the school raising the profile of the school and representing the corporate image and brand of Greensteds school at all times
  • Act as school press officer producing press releases and in liaison with the Headmaster, responding to press inquiries
  • Create, develop and coordinate advertising and public relations in line with the marketing team
  • Ensure good internal communications through regular meetings and briefings with relevant staff
  • Manage the School’s half-termly newsletter and its timely preparation
  • Interact positively and confidently within the School community
  • Undertake regular meetings with the Head of Marketing, Headmaster and Head of Junior School to ensure open and effective lines of communication are maintained
  • Liaise and communicate with external parties as required.
  • Attend relevant school events and arrange any Public Relations aspect of such occasions
  • Maintain an effective press coverage database


    Alumni Coordination


  • Build networking opportunities for Alumni and the Student body and support the Alumni mentor program for participation in Careers Day events, in liaison with the Head of Careers and Marketing.
  • Build, develop and update a strong and detailed Alumni data base including information such as; current location, nature of employment, any photos, family details, etc.
  • Send alumni content on a termly basis to the Head of Careers and Marketing to update on the school’s official social media sites.
  • Monitor content on alumni-run social media sites/groups and give fortnightly reports of the same.
  • Also liaise with the Digital Marketing Assistant to update these sites on a weekly basis with information about the school and current activities.
  • Update the Digital Marketing Assistant with alumni-related website content every fortnight.
    Compile and collate any historical content/pictures/material (both past and present) to add to the Greensteds School archive
    repository and update on a half-termly basis.
  • Co-ordinate regular Alumni gatherings in Kenya and abroad, in conjunction with other Marketing / student recruitment events.
  • Prepare Alumni office budgets and to maintain proper accounts of the same.
  • Establish and steer the process of initiating an Alumni Foundation, with the support ofrelevant departments.
  • Organize an annual Alumni Founder’s Day in conjunction with relevant departments.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Marketing support: Business Development


  • Negotiate contracts and deals in conjunction with the Finance Manager and HR Manager and develop a portfolio for the best accommodation, holidays, travel and flight rates available for Greensteds stakeholders without compromising on quality and the Greensteds brand.
  • Contact and develop a portfolio of potential partners and explore opportunities which are likely to bring revenue to Greensteds.
  • Coordinate and oversee the use of Greensteds facilities by guests and ensure that they meet the standards set by the school.


    The desirable candidates will have the following qualities:


  • Relevant academic qualification of at least a Diploma but desirably a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A proven progressive experience in a similar or higher role
  • Practical experience within a school environment would be advantageous
  • A high level of communication and listening skills, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • A motivated researcher with the ability to motivate and build a rapport with people
    Flexibility and adaptability
  • An empathetic, non-judgmental and ethical approach
  • The ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • The ability to manage your own caseload and the capability to work under pressure


    How to apply


    Applicants should e-mail a CV with a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster stating the job as the title of their email and provide contact details of at least 2 referees (one being your current/most recent employer) to [email protected]

    Applications are welcome as soon as possible.


    Closing date 16th July, 2018



    For more information and job application details, see; Greensteds School Nakuru Communications and Alumni Officer Jobs



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