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Alumni Relations Coordinator (maternity cover)
Location(s) London
Employment Type Contract
Job Listed 24-Jan-2019
Job Description

Alumni Relations Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Salary c. £35,000 (dependent on experience) 

Based: Aga Khan Centre, King’s Cross

Role:  The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) invites applications for the role of Alumni Relations Coordinator (Maternity Cover) who will assume responsibility for coordinating all activities related to IIS alumni and their relationship with the IIS for a fixed term.  This would involve working with regional Chapter Groups of the IIS Alumni Association to achieve their objectives, including implementation of annual meetings and leadership elections; managing and administering the online Alumni Community portal; supporting alumni career development through internship programmes; coordinating the production and distribution of an annual alumni newsletter; as well as maintaining an updated database of alumni and preparing reports for the Board when so directed by the Head of Department. The post-holder will be required to collaborate with other departments and units at the IIS as well as external agencies in regard to alumni affairs.  This is a full-time, fixed term role (1st April 2019 – 30th April 2020).

Person Profile: You must be an excellent communicator and efficient administrator, with a degree in any one or more of the following: Communications, Human Resource Administration, Business Administration or a related discipline.  Any other degree, with the requisite experience and skills will also be considered.  You must possess excellent organisational skills, very good written and oral communication skills in English, as well as good analytic and report-writing competencies.  You will have demonstrated competency in handling sensitive and confidential information with complete discretion and integrity. Strong inter-personal skills and computer literacy with demonstrated proficiency in common computer applications, including all components of the Microsoft Office Suite® (except Microsoft Access ®) would be essential.  Experience of managing an online community and coordinating events with international participation would be a useful asset.  Prior working experience within a not-for-profit organisation, particularly alumni or public relations, would also be valuable.

Organisation: The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is a London-based higher education institution, established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.

Context: Since the 1980s, The Institute of Ismaili Studies has offered a number of academic programmes which attract students from world-wide Ismaili communities.  Currently, two post-graduate programmes are offered: the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP). The graduates of these programmes comprise the IIS’ alumni body, which now consists of over six hundred individuals dispersed across some 30 countries across the world. Many amongst them have continued their research and studies in their respective fields, while others have pursued professional careers in various academic and educational institutions and development organisations. An IIS Alumni Association was established in 2005 to strengthen the relationship between the IIS and its graduates.  The Institute continues to invest in its alumni through a range of endeavours that are intended to support their personal, academic and career development as well as to harness their knowledge and skills for the Aga Khan Development Network institutions and the Ismaili Muslim community. 

Due to UK Immigration regulations we can only accept applications from candidates who have a legal right to work in the UK.
Please apply online with CV and covering letter online below, where you can also download the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk.  The closing date for applications has been extended to Sunday 3 March 2019. 




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