Alumni Relations Coordinator

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Administrative,Fundraising and Alumni

Short info about job

Company: The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1233 5491485

Fax: +44-1280 5424194

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Alumni Relations Coordinator. Terms and conditions vacancy

Based: Euston, London with a move to Kings Cross in early summer 2018


The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) invites applications for the role of Alumni Relations Coordinator who will assume responsibility for coordinating all activities related to IIS alumni and their relationship with the IIS.  This would involve working with various regional and local Chapter Groups of the IIS Alumni Association to achieve their objectives, including implementation of annual meetings and leadership elections; managing and administering the online Alumni Community portal; supporting alumni career development through internship programmes; coordinating the production and distribution of an annual alumni newsletter; as well as maintaining an updated database of alumni and preparing reports for the Board when so directed by the Head of Department.  The post-holder will be required to collaborate with other departments and units at the IIS as well as external agencies in regard to alumni affairs.  This is a full-time, permanent role.

Person Profile:

You must be an excellent communicator and efficient administrator, with a degree in any one or more of the following: Communications, Human Resource Administration, Business Administration or a related discipline.  Any other degree, with the requisite experience and skills will also be considered.  You must possess excellent organisational skills, very good written and oral communication skills in English, as well as good analytic and report-writing competencies.  You will have demonstrated competency in handling sensitive and confidential information with complete discretion and integrity. Strong inter-personal skills and computer literacy with demonstrated proficiency in common computer applications, including all components of the Microsoft Office Suite® (except Microsoft Access ®) would be essential.  Experience of managing an online community and coordinating events with international participation would be a useful asset.  Prior working experience within a not-for-profit organisation, particularly alumni or public relations, would also be valuable.


The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) is a London-based higher education institution, established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.


Since the 1980s, The Institute of Ismaili Studies has offered a number of academic programmes which attract students from world-wide Ismaili communities.  Currently, two post-graduate programmes are offered: the Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities (GPISH) and the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP). The graduates of these programmes comprise the IIS’ alumni body, which now consists of nearly six hundred individuals dispersed across some 30 countries across the world. Many amongst them have continued their research and studies in their respective fields, while others have pursued professional careers in various academic and educational institutions and development organisations. 

Due to UK Immigration regulations we can only accept applications from candidates who have a legal right to work in the UK.

Please apply online with CV and covering letter at (‘Job Vacancies’ link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources [email protected].  The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12 September 2017.  

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