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Job Description

Position: Regional Manager – Far East
Reporting to: Director - International Development


Purpose of Job
The development of NCI’s knowledge, presence, reputation and recruitment from emerging markets, with specific focus on the China and the Far East.


Internal Relationships
• Director - International Development
• Admissions Officers
• NCI Deans and Vice Deans of Schools
• Faculty and departmental academic and administrative staff
• Other departments involved in student recruitment (e.g. marketing, PET, etc.)
• Other sections in Professional Services (e.g. Student Services, Student Support, Finance, Accommodation, etc)

External Relationships
• Deans and Head of Departments at Partner universities
• Prospective Students and their influencers
• University student recruitment agents and representatives
• Education in Ireland
• Enterprise Ireland
• Embassies and Ministries of Education
• Irish Higher Education Institutions
• International networking organisations
• Sponsoring organisations
• International feeder schools and colleges

Key Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direction of the Director – International Development, duties will be:
• Informing, developing and implementing strategies for student recruitment from the China and the Far East
• Develop, deliver and monitor annual regional engagement activity plans, revenues and budgets, incorporating targets for:
o Partnerships and stakeholder relations
o Student engagement
• Coordinate incoming and outgoing international visits, delegations and events in support of regional engagement priorities
• Research and develop NCI’s activities in relation to Government and industrial scholarships
• Assess and develop institutional collaborations, in conjunction with NCI Partnership Manager, with a view to recruiting students and enhancing NCI’s reputation
• Deliver excellent relationship development and management within the region
• Build on existing relationships and develop a wide range of highly effective working relationships with staff in academic and administrative units involved in regional engagement
• Develop business cases and budget plans for forthcoming years, including requirements for overseas expenditure, partnerships and overseas staffing requirements
• Manage regional budgets with a focus on impact and return on investment
• Internal and external market research, analysis and reporting to identify, realise and deliver opportunities in regions covered by the role
• Manage and support the development of policies and strategies for the NCI International Office
• Lead, manage and develop team members based in Dublin and overseas within Designated Territories
• Any other duties relevant to the regional scope as directed.

Selection criteria
• A university degree and a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience in a higher educational environment, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Demonstrated relationship management experience with a focus on customer service
• Ability to develop and administer effective and efficient operational procedures and to contribute to the development of policy
• Excellent organizational and administrative skills, including experience of records management
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including an ability to relate to, and interact with, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and high quality written skills with demonstrated competence in drafting
• Flexibility regarding working hours and a willingness to travel internationally when required.
• A good standard of numeracy, effective IT skills and attention to detail
• Discretion and diplomacy



Salary Basic plus 10% performance related bonus
Accelerated bonuses may be available for significant over-achievement against annual targets
Commensurate with Experience.

Annual Leave 27 days.
This is a permanent contract.

Applications will close on Sunday 26 February 2017. Please send your CV to recruitment@ncirl.ie



Note
The functions and responsibilities assigned to this role are based on the current stated role and objectives of the college. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the NCI.

Equal Opportunities Policy
National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the employment policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds such as gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or membership of the traveller community
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