Alumni Digital engagement Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Arizona State University

Position Title: Alumni Digital engagement Manager



Arizona State University seeks qualified candidates to serve as the Alumni Digital engagement Manager on a USAID project supporting the next-generation expression of the Regional Leadership Centers (RLC) component of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), the United States’ premier investment in young African leaders. As the on-continent component of the YALI program, in 2015 USAID launched four YALI RLCs at higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. The RLCs have provided access to leadership and functional training to 22,000 young leaders aged 18–35 from 49 sub- Saharan countries in three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, public management, and civic leadership. YALI 2030 will build on the RLC foundation to create an expanded pan-African youth development model that will harmonize training curriculum, serve underrepresented/underserved youth, build alumni network capacity and professional development opportunities, and develop new program- related partnerships with the private sector and other stakeholders and donors. ASU has hosted YALI Mandela Washington Fellows annually since 2014, led public management cohorts at the East Africa Regional Leadership Center, collaborates with the Mastercard Foundation on an eLearning Initiative with African universities, implemented higher education projects for USAID with multiple universities on the continent, and maintains an African hub and a network of alumni through ASU-Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Position location: We are looking for candidates based in Accra, Ghana, Dakar, Senegal, Pretoria South Africa or Nairobi, Kenya.

This is a full-time position that will require approximately 20% travel across the continent.

Main Purpose of Job

We are seeking to recruit a results-oriented Alumni Digital Engagement Manager.

The holder of this position will report to the Alumni Director and will be responsible for the alumni

engagement strategy, relationship management and mentorship coordination across the pan-African alumni network.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee country focused alumni strengthening initiatives across the 4 YALI Regional centers and 49 Chapters in line with the YALI L&L alumni engagement and development strategy.
  • Work closely with the Alumni Director, Chief Technology Officer and YALI regional centers to develop a youth-friendly Alumni recruitment platform.
  • Support alumni chapter strategic alumni initiatives, relationship development, and business development opportunities.
  • Support alumni relationship managers in the region to organize and coordinate alumni functions such as fundraising, recognition and awards, reunions, other special events and services.
  • Work with other technical leads to develop a portfolio of prospective funders, partners and stakeholders to support the implementation of alumni initiatives.
  • Maintain the integrity of the alumni database ensuring that it is accurate and always updated.
  • In collaboration with the communication Director, is responsible for all communication sent to the alumni community
  • Oversee and ensure effective communication, vetting and disbursement of the Transformation Fund to qualifying alumni.
  • Support the Alumni Director in the coordination of all regional alumni events, working closely with the YALI Africa Alumni working group and other USG initiatives in the region.
  • Lead and manage the end-t0-end process of a variety of alumni events including alumni reunions, professional development workshops, alumni panel discussions etc.

Key competencies

  • Excellent performance delivery, analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Business technology acumen.
  • Demonstrated leadership, management skills and strategic planning skills.
  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Good research capacity, data analysis and information management skills; and
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, communications, public relations, communication or any other related discipline. Master’s degree and 5 years’ experience an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 year’s demonstrable experience in youth development, relationship management and business development.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and in written English. French or Portuguese desirable.
  • Demonstrable event planning and organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • In-depth understanding of historical and emerging trends in the youth development arena.
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
  • Willingness to travel and support regional center and country chapter initiatives.

How to apply

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates are invited tosubmit their application and Curriculum Vitae indicating full contact details of three professional referees to by 24th October, 2023.

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. Please do not attach copies of certificates.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. YALI L&L is an equal opportunity employer.