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Reunion Manager

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Department: Advancement
Location: Europe Campus
Status: Manager
Contract: Temporary - Full Time
Contact: Recruitment Advancement at [email protected]

Posted on: 03 August 2021
Deadline: 15 September 2021

Job Description

INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to educate leaders who transform business and society. As a mission-driven school, INSEAD focuses on three values: open, rigorous, and entrepreneurial. Founded on a commitment to innovation in management education, INSEAD was the first international business school, introduced the first one-year MBA, pioneered company specific executive education, and has developed a unique fully integrated multi-continent campus structure. Today, no more than 10% of the incoming MBA class comes from one country – we truly are the Business School for the World.

We are currently looking for two Reunion Managers to join the Advancement department. These are full-time temporary contracts (through December 2022), based on our Europe campus in Fontainebleau.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Reunion Managers are responsible for the successful execution of alumni reunion engagement for assigned classes. Each Reunion Manager will provide leadership, guidance and support to alumni volunteers in fulfilling activities (programme, communications, events) that foster engagement with INSEAD, promote the school, and nurture potential donors. The post-holder is also responsible for supporting reunion volunteers, implementing support structure, and facilitating marketing and communications to enhance donor engagement with the school.

The Reunion Managers are part of the Reunion and Leadership Giving team of the Advancement department. This team drives peer-to-peer outreach and broad-based support across the alumni community by delivering exceptional reunions, motivating volunteer engagement, and inspiring increased donor participation and giving. The Reunion Managers will work closely with the fundraisers on the team to maximize reunion gift campaigns and reunion alumni giving

 

Main tasks include:

  • Volunteer management: Identify, recruit, manage, motivate, and steward reunion volunteers for assigned classes, delivering a fulfilling and rewarding volunteer experience
  • Class reunion programmes: Conceive, plan and promote attractive reunion programmes for assigned classes
  • Class marketing and communications: Define and implement a marketing and communications plan to maximise the attendance rate for alumni reunion events
  • Reunion logistics and coordination: Supervise certain logistical aspects in collaboration with Events Team in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment to welcome back around 1000 alumni + partners
  • Record-keeping: Record relevant information into Advancement databases and other record-keeping systems in a timely and professional manner, ensuring well-informed analysis and decision-making
  • Collaboration and integration: Complete special projects as assigned and collaborate with faculty and staff, alumni, volunteers, and donors to further INSEAD engagement and fundraising efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Minimum of 3-5 years in relationship/volunteer management and coordination, preferably in an educational institution

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and vocabulary of educational fundraising and volunteer management
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of higher education institutions
  • Bilingual English and French with outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
  • Effective public-speaking and presentation skills 
  • Standard computer skills required (e.g. databases, reporting, web and virtual networks); knowledge of fundraising databases and volunteer management software preferred; comfort with new media/social networking also preferred

Competencies: 

  • Proven ability to motivate, engage and work with alumni, volunteers, university officials, faculty, and staff (or similar constituencies) 
  • Track record in establishing credibility and confidence internally and externally 
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and efficient with experience in managing complex processes and projects 
  • Professionalism, maturity, collaborative approach to work, and ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually, manage multiple projects, and handle difficult situations with flexibility and a sense of humour 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with excellent organizational and time management skills, including the ability to set and meet deadlines 
  • Keenness to work in a diverse, multi-cultural, global environment and ability to deal effectively and politely with people from all types of backgrounds and in a variety of difficult situations 
  • Unfailingly diplomatic, comfortable with ambiguity, and very positive 
  • Values and promotes creativity with strong marketing sense 
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends.

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a cover letter in English by email to Emily Robin, Senior Director, at [email protected]

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