Sannam S4 helps leading educational institutions develop and succeed in high-growth education markets, including North America.
Sannam S4 is seeking an International Officer (North America) to provide recruitment support and partnership development for a leading UK university, The University of Manchester.
Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. The University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single site university and has invested over $2 billion USD as part of a strategy to be a world-class university; it is now ranked 27th in the world and 6th in the UK (QS Global World Ranking 2019). With 25 Nobel Prize winners in various fields, The University of Manchester has become the leading expert in the development of new technologies, including the applications of graphene (2014).
This role, as a member of Sannam S4’s higher education advisory team, will support the University’s international marketing team, focusing on the USA.
The role will be home-based near a regional hub in one of the University’s priority recruitment areas, preferably the West Coast. The role reports into Sannam S4’s Operations Manager.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Sannam S4 does not sponsor employment visas.
Overview of Role
To enhance the capacity of the University, which is seeking to strengthen its presence in the US, this role will lead on the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and recruitment strategies to increase the number of full-time on-campus undergraduate (UG), postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR) students from North America. The post holder will also work in partnership with University of Manchester staff responsible for Study Abroad.
Key responsibilities and objectives of the job :
Identifies opportunities – and effectively communicates these opportunities in the form of written strategic plans – to increase market visibility for the University, advising and developing marketing and communication strategies and viable advertising opportunities in the US market and other means of raising awareness about study at the University.
Provides market insight on North America trends and makes recommendations to support informed decision making for the development of the marketing strategies of these markets.
Liaises closely with a range of colleagues in the Division of Student Recruitment and International Development and the University’s faculties, and acts as a key contact for this office’s staff and other University personnel visiting the USA.
Represents the University at education and recruitment fairs, conferences and school visits. Comfortable preparing and delivering presentations to a range of audiences. Confident in the logistical planning and coordination of the travel details for the above events.
Contributes to the development of online and offline marketing tools, including social media, and presence on relevant online media; and will also contribute in the development of printed materials to support the University’s international recruitment activities.
Liaises with the University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations and the Senior International Officer (North America) to develop a system for best utilizing local alumni networks focusing on recruitment activities.
Identifies and initiates links with universities, government agencies and other organizations in the designated countries, in close collaboration with the Division of Student Recruitment and International Development and the University’s international stakeholders.
Has the ability to represent a large and complex university.
Is a team player providing mutual support and encouragement to other team members.
Develops effective internal and external working relationships with a range of campus communities, and external partners, representatives, and professional organizations, leveraging these networks to achieve targets set by the University.
Perform other such duties as required.
Knowledge of the higher education industry with a focus on UK higher education
Knowledge of the North American secondary and post-secondary education systems
Experience in event planning or program administration
Experience delivering presentations and other public speaking activities
Willingness and ability to work both independently and part of a team
Ability to work remotely from a home office
Willingness to work off-hours to accommodate the UK time-zone
Desire and ability to travel regularly (in North America and abroad)
Holds a valid US driver’s license
Minimum bachelor’s degree
Proficiency in the use of all MS office applications
Prior experience working within a CRM system
Strong commitment to the student experience
To apply: Send cover letter and resume with the Apply Now link.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Sannam S4
Founded in 2008, Sannam S4 is a rapidly expanding international market entry services organization operating in over twenty countries worldwide.
A market leader in international higher education, with very high annual client retention, Sannam S4 is proud to serve half of the world’s top twenty one ranked universities, as well as many valued globally ambitious mid-ranking universities, vocational training colleges and education organizations. Sannam S4 is honored to advise five international governments on their international higher education engagement strategies in key growth markets. The firm also serves a diverse range of international corporations from Fortune 100 multinationals, to venture capital backed start-ups and globally ambitious small and medium sized exporters.
Providing in-country expertise and a range of practical support services in key overseas markets, Sannam S4, supports over 150 international organizations as they seek to explore, enter and expand internationally. Delivering a unique turn-key service model, Sannam S4 offers local market research, partner search and selection, staff recruitment, HR advisory and financial, accounting, tax, payroll and strategic consulting.