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 Roehampton.
The University of Roehampton is a friendly campus based university. Set in 54 acres of beautiful parkland, the university is located just six miles away from the heart of central London. At Roehampton, we are committed to ensuring that all of our students, regardless of their background, fulfil their potential. They become the kind of graduate that employers value: a confident, critical thinker; adaptable, able to work well with people from all walks of life and with an ongoing passion for learning. We have a proud history in higher education stretching back 175 years through our four Colleges. Our character derives from this rich history, built on community, engagement and partnership.
This role, as a member of Sannam S4’s higher education advisory team, will support the University’s international admissions team, focusing on the western part of the USA.
The role will be home-based near a regional hub in one of the University’s priority recruitment areas, preferably California or Texas. The role reports into Sannam S4’s Client Success 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 work in cooperation with the existing US-based representative to develop and implement 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 Roehampton 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.
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
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Sannam S4
Sannam S4 enables globally-ambitious institutions to explore, enter and expand into dynamic, high-growth markets throughout the world. The Education Team, the largest within Sannam S4, serves 60 higher education institutions from eight countries. These range from five of the top ten institutions in the world and half a dozen Russell Group universities in the UK, to leading institutions in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and the UAE. Sannam S4 provides in-country support to partner institutions, helping them realize their internationalization goals in emerging and dynamic student markets around the world.