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Head of Student and New Alumni Engagement

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Would you like to play a vital part in our next strategic fundraising campaign? 

As Head of Student and New Alumni Engagement, you will develop and implement a strategic programme and communications plan to build a culture of lifelong engagement, pride, belonging and philanthropy among students and new alumni (less than 5 years since graduation). Overseeing all programming and communications for students and new alumni, you will work with colleagues on the process by which students transition to the alumni community, ensuring a ‘one School’ approach to the student and new alumni experience. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive plans for students and new alumni engagement, ensuring that plans are aligned to the wider departmental strategy and overall School goals 

  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and deliver communications plans for students and new alumni 

  • Develop lasting relationships with current students and new alumni to ensure ongoing sustainability and establish new long term opportunities and relationships 

  • Investigate and assess complex issues raised by students and new alumni 

  • Identify trends with students and new alumni to provide insight and suggest action to develop the School’s relationships 

Who we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.  

  • Professional qualification or equivalent experience. 

  • Proven experience with managing volunteers and/or working with students and/or alumni.  

  • Experience of developing and/or delivering stakeholder communications plans 

  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and build consensus 

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage a variety of audiences.  

  • Sound working knowledge of policies, regulations and legislation in area of specialism.  

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.  

  • Ability to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Ability to prioritise and focus on material issues.  

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of business education and specialist area.  

  • Experience of leading projects.  

  • Successful experience developing and motivating a team.   

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location.  

In financial year 22/23 London Business School will embark upon the School’s next strategic fundraising campaign. With a goal of £200m to square LBS’s impact on the world, investments in the next Campaign will run across our four key areas – Scholarships, Research, Learning Environment and Innovation. The next Campaign for LBS will unleash the School’s potential allowing the ambition to have profound impact on the world, to translate into reality. 

What you can expect from us

Benefits You Can Enjoy 

You will enjoy generous annual leave, automatic enrolment to one of the largest pension schemes in our sector and a free on-site gym and swimming pool. There is also an amazing range of professional development opportunities to support your career path. 

We’re implementing Smart (hybrid) Working so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in this role. 

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles. 


Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging    

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key pillar of our School priorities, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard.  

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