Marketing & Communications Associate at USIU Africa

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The United States International University – Africa is the largest, private, secular university in East and Central Africa catering to
almost 6000 students representing 65 nationalities and with a global network of over 12000 alumni. USIU – Africa is committed to providing
quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU-Africa’s Institutional Planning and Advancement Division is the university’s commercial unit, responsible for strategic
planning, marketing and communications, fundraising and alumni functions. 

The Division is looking to recruit an appropriate candidate for the following position:

Reporting to the Head of Marketing & Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible of administrative duties in the department and executing marketing and communication activities for the university.

Key Responsibilities
 
Administration:
  • Prepare and consolidate database of USIU-Africa articles and advertisements.
  • Work with procurement on the generation of quotations that are cost effective for the department.
  • Make requisitions for payment of vendors.
  • Following up with payments of vendors that have rendered services to Marketing & Communications department to be settled in a timely manner.
  • Manage printing requisitions.
  • Book transport for the M& C team, get a gate pass for items leaving the campus for the departments use.
Event planning and management
  • Being involved in key planning stages of any form of event or initiative drawn for the Institutional Planning and Advancement Division.
  • Assisting the department plan and execute its own departmental events.
  • Assisting departments, committees, clubs, sports team develop action, marketing and publicity plans that are in line with the Marketing & Communication objectives & outcomes.
  • Take photos and or work alongside the photographer in scheduling and planning photo shoots i.e. event coverage.
  • Coming up with fresh and innovative ideas on how to tackle/prevent challenges or crisis around events.
  • Allocate M&C banners to other departments upon formal request to use them and ensure return of the banners to the department.
  • Assist in strategic set up of banners and other equipment (indoor/outdoor) during major external events.
  • Assist in the coordination of journalists during events.
Communication:
  • Manage and respond to enquiries made at [email protected]
  • Execute the digital strategy to social platforms.
  • Monitoring all social media sites assist in coming up with social media campaigns.
  • Sharing relevant career vacancies information to students.
  • Updating the Electronic board.
  • Sharing up to date information on all marketing platforms.
  • Assist the department in gathering stories from various units around the university to generate publicity for the institution.
  • Responding to issues raised by people on social media as per guidelines stipulated by the office.
  • Assist in market research surveys and monitoring whenever the need arises.
  • Attend Admissions events whenever possible.
Qualifications & Experience
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university, preferably in Business Administration, Marketing or Journalism. However experience in marketing or communications is also applicable to those with other undergraduate degrees.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in marketing or communications.
Skills
  • Strong conceptual skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Photography Skills
Competencies
  • Resourcefulness
  • Initiative
  • Resilient
  • Working closely with team members to achieve objectives
  • Excellent ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Excellent ability to manage social media platforms
  • Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and publishing.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
  • Flexible
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Friday, 29 May, 2015.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800, 

Nairobi, Kenya

Web: www.usiu.ac.ke

USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer

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