About Sydney MBA Network

Sydney MBA Network is charged with building and sustaining a valued community to enrich the experience and excellence of the MBA and EMBA programs at the University of Sydney Business School.

About the Role

The primary function will be to increase engagement of MBA alumni and the University of Sydney MBA community, consisting of but not limited to: alumni, part-time, full-time, faculty, and affiliates. The director will work closely with all board members to create and implement networking activities that continue to improve laumni and community engagement. This role is responsible for maintaining the alumni contact database and for surveying alumni for input about communication channels where appropriate.

Key Information

Title Director of Alumni
Reports To President
Direct Reports N/A
Role Type Voluntary – volunteers will not be remunerated for their time
Length of Appointment Up to 24 months
Time Commitment 2 hours per week

Roles and Responsibilities

Task Description % of Role
Drive initiatives Ability to drive new initiatives that foster purposeful community wide engagement from the alumni stakeholder demographic. Come up with new initiatives and achieve board buy in and approval. Collaborate with advisory board and wider board members on different sub-committees. 40
Innovation mindset Ability to think laterally and solve problems as they arise. Understanding capability limitations and realistic timeframes for delivery. 10
Leadership Collaborative team leadership skills – working with the board, engagement sub committee and other stakeholders to work to ensure the team delivers on goals. 10
Performance measurement Measure performance of driving alumni engagement and new project delivery. Input into board vote issues – including voicing opinion, understanding and making suggestions where appropriate. 10
Functional service delivery Attend all board meetings and present updates as required throughout their tenure. 10
Stakeholder management Maintain and update the alumni contact database. Work with other directors where needed to keep alumni engaged and updated about upcoming events and initiatives 20

Key Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience in developing and executing organisational strategy
  • Proven skills in project and/ or relationship management
  • Research
  • Planning
  • Advisory skills
  • Resources management

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • A person who looks to get consensus on desired goals and their subsequent delivery
  • Can be from full-time, part-time MBA, EMBA or an alumnus of any of these programs
  • Good time management 
  • Reliable
  • Somebody not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get in the trenches when required
  • Previous experience in student council or equivalent would be an advantage