The School Engagement Officer plays a pivotal role in attracting future students to the Academy of Design Australia. The role encourages student engagement with the Academy and its courses by creating opportunities for students and their teachers to participate in creative workshops, networking with careers advisers, promoting the Academy at Careers Fairs, and supporting events such as Open Days.
This is a relatively new role at the Academy, providing an opportunity for the successful candidate to really make their mark, and contribute their own unique ideas for raising the profile of the Academy! High levels of autonomy and initiative will be required, but you will have the support of a fantastic creative team including two Admissions Officers, a Marketing Manager and a Marketing Coordinator. The Academy is a vibrant and open place to work, in the heart of Melbourne's hub of creativity, Collingwood.
The School Engagement Officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with secondary schools, students, careers advisers and pathway partners, primarily throughout Victoria. This will include organising and maintaining a schedule of weekly visits to secondary schools to present to students, teachers and parents as appropriate.
The successful applicant will build a strong knowledge of the Academy and its Bachelor of Design Arts degree, and drive quality lead generation of prospective students. Flexible working hours are necessary, as he/she will be required to travel to events outside Melbourne, and occasionally work on evenings or weekends.
This role would suit a creative with an understanding of design, digital and creative industries, a marketing/communications or events professional, or someone with experience of working in the secondary school sector. Prior experience in a similar role is not required, as we are seeking someone with a flexible skill-set, great team spirit, a good grasp of technology, and a passion for learning and creativity.
This is an exciting time to join the Academy. In February 2018, we will move into an architect-refurbished warehouse nearby in Collingwood, with a public art gallery and a range of dynamic learning spaces. With a larger campus, we have the opportunity to expand our educational offering and intake, and offer a truly exciting degree to future creatives!
Key Requirements:Meet monthly lead generation targets. Collect quality, workable leads.Identify appropriate students to schedule appointments with the Admissions Team. Proactively follow up with enquiries to ensure high level of engagement and lead satisfaction.Effectively promote event program to secondary schools, leading to motivated event registrations.Manage key secondary school markets by developing and building rapport with a variety of departments and creating a comprehensive engagement plan. Schedule and conduct presentations in appropriate classes. Maintain a future calendar recorded as part of the engagement plan.Demonstrate solid administrative skills including timeliness of returning calls, emails and completion of departmental reports in line with admissions protocols.Excellent public speaking skills, current industry knowledge and up to date school information. Ability to develop excellent presentation materials to deliver effective multimedia presentations.Participation in appropriate recruitment and enrolment events, which include occasional evenings and weekends.Support and lead on-campus tours and presentations.Liaise with Director of Admissions and Marketing, President of LCI Education Asia Pacific, and the Marketing Manager.Reports to: Marketing Manager.
Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Knowledge:Bachelor’s degree preferred.Sales results orientedComputer literate, working knowledge of MS Office and CRM
Skills:Excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with people from a variety of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.Self motivated, ability to work independently, problem solve and demonstrate sound judgment.Must be accountable and outcome-driven.Ability to manage outreach activities through effective telephone, time management and organisation skills.Ethical in all recruitment activities.
Abilities:Must have reliable vehicle, a valid Driver’s License.Ability to complete overnight travel, as needed.Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities, ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
Applications close – Friday 1 September at 5pm.
Written applications required with a CV and cover letter summarising experience and skills relevant to key responsibilities and addressing required competencies.
Any further information required please contact Michelle Newell, Marketing Manager, on +61 (0)435 547 755.