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Alumni Relations Manager

Alumni Relations Manager

ESMT Berlin is Germany´s #1 business school and Top 10 in Europe. Founded by 25 leading global companies, ESMT offers master’s, MBA, and PhD programs, as well as executive education on its campus in Berlin, in locations around the world, and in online blended format. We strongly believe in cross-team collaboration to achieve our mission to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. Our over 8,000 ESMT alumni are not just part of the school’s past, they are a vibrant part of its present and a key to its future.

To support our growing alumni community we are looking for a talented, experienced, ambitious and self-driven Alumni Relations Manager (full-time, to start as soon as possible).

Reporting to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, you are responsible for the planning and implementation of projects and processes that strengthen alumni cohesion and engagement, providing benefits to alumni, current students and our school.

You will contribute to our success by planning and delivering on all organizational aspects of alumni relations, which includes:

  • Working in close cooperation with the Alumni Council and regular contact with our network of other alumni volunteers and initiative leaders on whom the alumni community and the school can call upon for various kinds of support in accomplishing the vision of the ESMT Alumni Network
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing alumni events on campus in Berlin and external locations, particularly the annual alumni meeting, reunions and professional development programs
  • Tracking alumni self-organized activities in regional chapters and interest-based clubs
  • Maintaining the vibrancy of alumni communication, including the networking platform ESMT Connect, social networks, and the regular alumni newsletter
  • Back-office activities, including database management and web-content creation
  • Managing program and event budgeting, internal and external reporting
  • Collaborating with the school’s program management, career services, admissions, marketing/communication, and fundraising teams

You are qualified for this position, because you

  • Are able to effectively build networks, engage volunteers, liaise and build rapport with alumni, current students, faculty and ESMT staff, and are able to work entrepreneurially, with judgment and sensitivity
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal, writing and presentation skills
  • Demonstrate passion for providing high quality service, processes and outcomes with attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Have a hands-on working attitude, a sense of humor and are able to keep calm in turbulent phases
  • Have a positive service orientation and a strong social orientation
  • Have at least a first-level university degree or equivalent; a relevant Master’s degree is a plus
  • Are completely fluent in English (the business language at ESMT); fluency in German and other languages is a plus
  • Experienced with CRM systems and highly computer literate in MS Office
  • Are willing to travel for business
  • Preference is given to applications that demonstrate experience in maintaining an engaging relationship with alumni and a proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.

This is what we can offer you

ESMT offers a very collegial and international environment with employees from more than 35 different countries. We encourage initiative and contributions with meaningful and lasting impact. We celebrate and support diversity for the benefit of our employees, our programs, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that guarantees employment opportunity regardless of race, ancestry, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application using our online application form, including:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV with relevant certificates and references
  • Salary expectations and possible start date