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Reporting: Head Marketing and Communication
Relationships And Contact: Staff, External Stakeholders 

Job Purpose:

The position will be responsible for the development of public relations and corporate communication strategies to enhance the Business School’s overall reputation as well as to establish and maintain goodwill and understanding between Strathmore Business School and its publics. 

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the corporate communications strategy and ensure compliance to policies and procedures to support business performance.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for publication and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization, or publication.
  • Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute internal and external communications projects that support realization of the University’s strategic and operational goals.
  • Develop and manage the business school proactive and reactive media relations strategy including coordinating media relations by ensuring that the correct information is presented to and reported in media houses.
  • Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an on-going basis.
  • Oversee the development and execution of the Social media strategy to promote visibility of Strathmore University Business School Programmes in the target markets.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate action-oriented recommendations regarding managing the University’s and business school communication strategy. 

Job Requirements 

The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Masters degree in a business related field with a bias in communication.
  • A Professional Qualification in Public Relations
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in executing external and internal communications function two (2) of which must be in a management position.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent event management skills.
  • Experience in planning, executing and measuring effectiveness of communications programs and activities
  • Highly developed influencing and relationship management skills
  • High level of integrity.

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Communications Manager’ to the Human Resource Manager, Strathmore Business School, to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Friday 11th October 2019. Due to the large number of applications we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Reporting: Deputy Executive Dean

Relationships And Contact: Staff, External Stakeholders 

Job Purpose:

This position will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and strategic direction the organization needs to support all learning in the Business School by translating knowledge to action while serving all stakeholders including students, staff, alumni and external clients. The position will also drive and position Coaching as the main differentiator for the Business School.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Develop a vision and strategic plan to guide the Coaching and Executive Coaching agenda of the school and act as the professional advisor to the Management Committee on all aspects of the coaching activities. This will also involve conducting official correspondence relating to coaching on behalf of SBS as well as representing SBS at activities that enhance the organization’s profile and visibility,
  • Drive business visibility and marketing strategy for the department including revenue generating sources, sales targets and client engagement platforms for new business. This also involves positioning SBS as a coaching provider of choice for alumni and external clients,
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of the coaching department through the development of an operational and Management plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of coaching; drafting policies, procedures and protocols to manage the coaching programs and establishing definable and comparable metrics of a successful coaching program.
  • Liaise with international faculty to design and deliver relevant coaching programs while ensuring that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of Strathmore Business School.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for coaches & administrators, recruit, interview and select coaches that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission and ensure that they receive an orientation to the SBS coaching concept, and that appropriate training is provided
  • Implement a performance management system for the coaches, which include monitoring their performance on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
  • Ensure smooth running of operations in the department through the preparation and monitoring of the departmental budget and monitor the monthly cash flow.
  • Drive the research and development of coaching including the compiling of anecdotal evidence in both, write cases related to organizational and personal agenda success stories and present research papers in relevant promotional platforms.

Job Requirements 

The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • A master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Recognized coach and mentor certifications by International regulatory bodies of coaching and mentoring
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a senior management position
  • Strong interpersonal skills to manage diverse stakeholders
  • Business acumen
  • Good networking skills
  • An eye for opportunities and courage to follow through
  • Ability to delegate and empower their team as they undertake their duties while he/she focusses on strategic and leadership functions
  • Visionary (ability to create a compelling vision and communicate it enthusiastically and consistently)

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Director Coaching’ to the Human Resource Manager, Strathmore Business School, to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Friday 18th October 2019. Due to the large number of applications we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Reporting: Deputy Executive Dean

Relationships And Contact: Staff, External Stakeholders

 Job Purpose:

The position is responsible for overseeing the Regional Academies towards achieving its strategic objectives

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for sales management and delivery of sales targets in the regions.
  • Budgetary responsibility for all regional (TZ, RW & UG) programs
  • Oversight of the quality management of all executive education programs in the regions
  • Direction of executive programs participants’ recruitment including setting of targets and fees in conjunction with the School’s Management Committee
  • Liaising with Directors of Academic Departments/ Institutes, course directors, course administrators in the development and delivery of program curricula, schedules and in monitoring target achievement
  • Responding effectively to market developments and changes by translating executive education needs from public and commercial partners into products and curriculum that meets the needs of the School’s clients and to ensure the relevance of the Schools offerings to organizations, locally and internationally.
  • To identify and establish productive and sustainable links with potential public and commercial partners regionally, nationally and worldwide, promoting the School as an integral part of the business community and where appropriate, secure and implement executive education partnership agreements.
  • Advising the Deputy Executive Dean on all Regional Academies matters and contributing to the development of the School strategy. 

Job Requirements 

The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Master’s degree in any related field from a recognised institution
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant working experience
  • Previous experience in a business development role with demonstrated ability to meet or exceed targets
  • Demonstrated skill in negotiating and closing on critical sales contracts
  • Ability to communicate, present and influence all levels of the organization, including executive and C-level
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as presentation skills
  • Team player, with ability to work with different departments within the institution as well as with individuals at various level
  • Experience in leading and managing diverse and geographically dispersed teams
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and delivering training and consulting solutions for organizations will be an added advantage

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Director Regional Academies’ to the Human Resource Manager, Strathmore Business School, to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Friday 18th October 2019. Due to the large number of applications we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Reporting: Executive Dean

Relationships And Contact: Staff, External Stakeholders 

Job Purpose:

This position will be responsible for developing and spearheading the vision of a world class business school by identifying and putting in place marketing strategies in line with the internationalization strategy of Strathmore University Business School mirrored by key learnings and experiences from existing international partner schools’ and networks collaborations.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

  1. Marketing & Communications
  • To Develop and implement the external and internal Marketing & Communications strategy to ensure that the Business School communicates in a consistent, accurate, professional and prompt fashion with all its stakeholders: students, parents, participants, corporate, partners and the wider community
  • To develop and implement the Business School’s marketing strategy and quality improvement plan in line with the strategic goals and performance targets set. This will cover all aspects of marketing including market research, product development, students/participants’ enrollment and advertising/awareness
  • Building awareness of the Business School and promote good relationships with other institutions or networks which can be helpful in attracting quality participants. This includes, developing and managing networking and engagement programmes to enhance the Business School’s relationship with clients, prospective clients, partner institutions and the wider community
  • Contribute to the management of media relations and media coverage to strengthen the reputation of Strathmore University in collaboration with the Director of Communications and University Relations
  1. International Marketing
  • To identify and develop international marketing efforts in foreign countries which includes programs promotions and students/participants enrollment support. Expanding upon existing markets by tracking participants’ enrollment and analyzing these markets to increase students/participants reach
  • Overall marketing of all Strathmore University Business School courses, benchmarking with our global partner schools and networks
  1. Financial Responsibility
    • Actively manage and supervise costs via the annual budgeting process
    • Monitor sales and product performance and ensure prior analysis of business opportunities
    • Achievement of business plans for growth and profit Shared P&L responsibility
  2. Management
  • Supervision of the department’s staff, manage performance and implement their development needs
  • Provide leadership in the various projects undertaken by the department including the Brand realignment of the Business School

Job Requirements 

The post holder will be required to have and to demonstrate evidence of the following qualifications, attributes and skills:

  • Master’s degree in a business related field with a bias in communication.
  • A Professional Qualification in Marketing and Communication
  • At least Seven (7) years’ experience in Marketing and Sales with a brand in a service-oriented industry
  • Significant leadership profile and line management experience
  • Demonstrate a strong commercial mindset, understanding of the marketing planning process, forecasting and managing P&L
  • Track record of proven delivery, demonstrating both creative and analytical skills
  • Experience of managing budgets and maximizing their effectiveness 

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please forward an application letter together with a copy of your updated resume quoting ‘Head Marketing and Communication’ to the Human Resource Manager, Strathmore Business School, to careers@sbs.ac.ke by end of the day (5:30 pm) Friday 18th October 2019. Due to the large number of applications we may receive, only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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