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Vlerick is looking for a manager for its Alumni Association 04 Dec 2016 13:54 #807

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Do you believe in the open, pragmatic, vital and international spirit of Vlerick Alumni VZW? Then we have the perfect job for you!
• The Vlerick Alumni association represents a growing group of 20,000 alumni of the Vlerick Business School as more than 300 students of 33 nationalities complete their curriculum every year.
• The Vlerick Alumni association, through a staff of 4 FTE and 100 volunteers, supports its alumni various activities to strengthen their network, career development and business opportunities.
• The Board of the Alumni association is completing a strategic exercise which it wants to be endorsed and executed by a Manager of the Vlerick Alumni association. The ideal candidate is someone who embraces change, inspires, supports a strategic rethink and demonstrates leadership and focus in execution.
• You will contribute to the strategy of the Vlerick Alumni organization;
• You are responsible for sourcing sponsoring;
• You are responsible for maintaining and grow active memberships;
• You are the lead organizer for the Alumni Association key events;
• Through your staff, you are responsible for a good internal organization;
• You have budget responsibility of the organization;
• You represent the organization both internally and externally in meetings and on events;
• You will assess initiatives to support the Alumni Association’s;
• You are a contributor to transform the Vlerick Alumni from a regional organization towards an international organization;
• You understand the power and attractiveness of the Alumni network comes from its reputation, being its most intangible asset;
• A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study completed with a Vlerick degree (Masters, MBA, Executive education);
• Fluent in Dutch and English speaking and writing; proficiency in French.
• At least 5 years of management experience consisting of: commercial roles, people management roles and budget responsibility;
• Having experience as the lead organizer of large, high-level visible events;
• Having experience in attracting and managing sponsorships (both in kind as in cash, range €10K-€100K);
• You are able to work independently and seek the alignment of your Board and its Chairman;
• You have an understanding of the Belgian business context, the Belgian management and entrepreneurial scene and international Business matters;
• You have excellent managerial and organizational skills. You know to inspire people, to shape an organization in function of its mission, to motivate volunteers;
• You have very high work and ethical standards towards yourself, your people and every aspect of the organization. You have a natural aversion for average, mediocre or good enough;
• You are dynamic, pragmatic and entrepreneurial with a make-it-happen attitude. You know to deliver results in a multi-stakeholder environment;
• You are fully up-to-date on social media and you have experience using them to increase the visibility of your organization;
• You possess excellent communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills;
• You are not just prepared to work irregular hours and represent the organization multiple evenings during the week; it is your desire to do so;
What we offer
• We offer a market competitive salary package in function of the experience and the profile of the candidate;
• This is an opportunity to maintain regular contacts with and foster a network of captains of industry and decision takers in the Belgian and international business scene as well as with relevant professional organizations;
• As the head of the Alumni Organization of the Benelux number 1 business school, you represent a top brand.

Candidates are requested to e-mail Chairman Alex Joos for more details on the job description and send their cover letter with motivation and curriculum to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 8th.

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