Nova Pioneer is looking for two superstar Brand and Admission Associate of our campus in Ormonde (South Africa). This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century. This position is part of the Nova Pioneer Central Team under the Marketing Function in South Africa, and will require on-campus presence daily and travel between schools from time to time.
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ABOUT THE ROLE:
You will be responsible for providing a compelling experience for prospective parents, through various methods (events, emailers, calls etc.), that leads to these parents ultimately enrolling at our schools.
You will be responsible for performing school tours and assessments with prospective families, in partnership with your school team
You will be required to drive both offline and online application generation activities. Online applications come from our digital channels like Facebook, whilst offline applications come from other traditional marketing channels. As such, you may be required, at times, to attend events (such as expos, community events) in order to engage with prospective parents.
You will be responsible for meeting the #HighExpectations weekly, monthly, and annual admissions targets set to help grow our schools. This entails facilitating and tracking the high volume of applications from prospective families through the admissions funnel from applied to enrolled stage.
This role is primarily based at Nova Pioneer Ormonde, with an expectation to collocate at one of other of the Nova Pioneer campuses (at least) once a week.
Communications: You will be responsible for any written, verbal (phone, in person), and electronic (email, SMS) communications to prospective parents of Nova Pioneer students, this includes copy editing, proofreading, and revising communications across a variety of channels, and escalating it up the chain where necessary or prudent. Your communication is expected to be well composed, compelling and timely, within the protocol set by your manager and the organisation.
Stakeholder engagement: As the face of your campus you will be required to not only engage with families as you take them through the application process, you will also be required to work closely with school teams, particularly the Head of School. You will also be required to build relationships with a targeted number of feeder school partners.
Data and Reporting: We are a data-driven team, and data analysis and reporting comes into every aspect of the work we do. You will be responsible for linking business commercial needs with school requirements. You will need to update and maintain the various team dashboards and submit weekly reports in a timely manner.
As an Admissions Associate, you will be expected to organise and execute events, such as open days, that both creatively encourage increased engagement with prospective parents, as well as drive new student admissions.
You will be required to work with the Marketing team
Skills and Qualifications required:
You have at least a Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, commerce, or any related field.
3-years experience building and managing important relationships in sales, marketing, communications, and/or business development positions.
You are a great communicator: You are able to provide a clear and persuasive pitch to anyone and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You are results driven and can work well under pressure: You are goal-oriented, move fast and take ownership of work.
You are detail-oriented, organised, and can manage your time well. This role will require you to track and manage a high volume of applicants in a systematic and organised manner to ensure a smooth parent experience.
You possess great computer skills, with proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
You are entrepreneurial and agile. You have an eye for opportunities, and a high sense of urgency and can manage multiple projects concurrently.
You are good at building relationships. You enjoy connecting with people and effectively contributing to your community. You are able to understand the various Nova Pioneer’s stakeholders and be empathetic when communicating with them.
You are passionate about providing an excellent education for innovators and leaders on the African continent.
You are excited about our organisational culture – and in particular, you have a growth mindset and are fired up to challenge yourself both professionally and personally.
Previous experience in an admissions role will be advantageous.
HOW TO APPLY
Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!
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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.
WORKING AT NOVA PIONEER
Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than at most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing professional development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.
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