About us

Sannam S4 is a specialist higher education consultancy. We support over 65 universities from eight countries with short, medium and long term projects in 20+ markets worldwide. 

One of the fastest growing areas of the business currently is supporting UK universities with their work in the USA. So, if you can inspire US students to have a once-in-a-lifetime study experience in London - one of the world's great cities - read on... 

International Officer (North America)

Sannam S4 is seeking an International Officer (North America) to provide recruitment support and partnership development for a UK university. 

Internationalization is essential to the University’s long-term sustainability and this position, as a member of Sannam S4’s higher education advisory team, will be responsible for building the University’s brand footprint in North America by delivering a new business plan in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.

The initial contract will be for a period of one year with the potential for two, one year extensions, subject to success deliverables during the period of the initial contract and Sannam S4’s approval.

The role will be based from home and reports into the Director of Education, North America at Sannam S4.

Overview of Role

To enhance the capacity of Sannam S4’s partner university, which is seeking to engage internationally, and to strengthen their partnerships and presence within the U.S. this role will lead on the development and implementation of outreach, marketing and recruitment strategies for North America across undergraduate, graduate and study abroad:

Key responsibilities and objectives of the job:

  • Identifies opportunities – and effectively communicates these opportunities in the form of written strategic plans - to increase market visibility for the University, advising and developing marketing and communication strategies and viable advertising opportunities in the U.S. market and other means of raising awareness about study at the University.
  • Provides advice on North America trends and makes recommendations to support informed decision making for the development of the marketing strategies of these markets.
  • Liaises closely with a range of colleagues in the International Office and acts as a key contact for this office’s staff and other University personnel visiting the USA.
  • Represents the University at education and recruitment fairs, conferences, and school visits.  Comfortable preparing and delivering presentations to a range of audiences.  Confident in the logistical planning and coordination of the travel details with the above events.
  • Contributes to the development of on- and off-line marketing tools, including social media and presence on relevant online media; and will also contribute in the development of printed materials to support the University’s international recruitment activities.
  • Liaises with the Alumni Office to develop a system for best utilizing local alumni networks focusing on recruitment activities.
  • Identifies and initiates links with universities, government agencies and other organizations in the designated countries.
  • Is a team player, providing mutual support and encouragement to other team members.
  • Develops effective internal and external working relationships with a range of campus communities, and external partners, representatives, and professional organizations.
  • Performs other such duties as required.

 The Person

  •        Knowledge of the higher education industry
  •        Knowledge of the North American secondary education systems
  •        Experience in event planning or program administration
  •        Experience presenting and public speaking
  •        Willingness and ability to work independently
  •        Willingness to work off-hours to accommodate the UK time-zone
  •        Willingness and ability to travel regularly (in North and South America and abroad)
  •        Minimum bachelor’s degree
  •        Proficiency in the use of all MS office applications
  •        Prior experience working within a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system 

The appeal of this role

You'll be joining a fast growing Sannam S4 team in the US, working with a group of practitioner experts globally all ready to support your career growth. Our partner university is super-flexible about where you are located; and while they have deep expertise in the US, they are really happy to encourage your ideas and initiatives. 

For the right person, this is a fabulous opportunity to travel regularly in North and South America, work with brilliant people and take your international education career to the next level.

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