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Marketing & Operations Associate

We are looking for people who are passionate about environmental conservation in Africa and capacity development to join the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation’s team. This role involves delivering value to the School of Wildlife Conservation in the form of optimizing and executing communication and marketing campaigns to our various stakeholder. The role will also be involved in supporting the effective running of different operational needs of the School. We are looking for an individual who can multitask and enjoys working across multiple teams.

You will join as an Operations core member of the School of Wildlife conservation. You will be responsible for the following:

You will be the marketing focal point for the School and will lead the implementation of our marketing plan.

Protecting and promoting SOWC’s public image and brand through writing and copywriting, to ensure all digital channels (including website, blog, emails) are brand-consistent and on message.

You will establish monthly marketing priorities and will generate innovative digital content that drives the SOWC narrative and brings the SOWC student and alumni experience to life, inspired by students, alumni, faculty and staff.

Developing brand-aligned communication strategies, internal and external-facing collaterals that support our strategic objectives by working closely with the ALU marketing team.

With support from the operations leads, you will manage and lead the update of the SOWC website, ensuring up to date, accurate and compelling content which supports SOWC's social media presence. You will also manage and document student stories.

Evaluating our campaign performance and make data-driven recommendations for how to adjust our approach to reach our ambitious goals.

Managing SOWC's Social Media channels to increase followers and engagement.

Collaborating with the recruitment team on the recruitment campaign strategy, help identify digital marketing channel mix and ultimately manage our digital marketing / online advertising by designing, creating, managing, monitoring, reporting and analysing digital campaigns, capturing learning, optimising for efficiency, and staying on budget.

Support the planning and managing of the organization of School’s events such as the Business of Conservation Conference.

Support in the execution of key projects as and when required. These projects may include but not limited to supporting the annual internship fund program cycle.

Assist the SOWC Director of Operations to achieve the School’s strategic priorities by being involved in the co-creation of the vision and strategy, to grow the School in terms of excellence, student experience, number and quality of students and reach & relevance of network in the conservation space.

School of Wildlife Conservation Learning Experience Designer

We are looking for a Learning Experience Designer who will design and curate powerful learning experiences for the School of Wildlife Conservation’s business and leadership modules with a conservation lens that are being delivered to conservation professionals in a series of online sessions. The School of Wildlife Conservation has leveraged the African Leadership Group's 15 years of leadership development experience to deliver this unique part time executive training programme. The Leadership Pathway for Conservation Professionals is uniquely curated to provide mid-career professionals with the tools to deepen their understanding of leadership and drive their personal and professional journey with vision and success within the conservation sector.

ALU creates powerful ‘learning experiences’, that distribute the focus of learning from the teacher (where it has traditionally been) across a multimodal experience. This experience empowers the learner to drive their own learning, leverage peers, tap into online resources, enable immediate application of skills and knowledge, and use project-based and other innovative forms of assessment. As a Learning Experience Designer, you will use your creativity to curate powerful learning experiences by working collaboratively with The School of Wildlife Conservation academic team. These sessions will need to impart business and leadership skills to conservation professionals.

You will join on a six-month contract as a Learning Experience Designer for the School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC) and work closely with our Academic Dean and Director of Academics to design and curate powerful learning experiences for business, leadership and conservation modules. Some of your key responsibilities would be to:

Conduct design sessions with SOWC’s academic team to map out key learning outcomes and desired competencies to be developed for the Conservation Leadership Programme.

Develop curriculum of high-quality course content, facilitated in-person learning sessions, and simulation-based experiential learning in consultation with SOWC’s academic team.

To curate detailed session plans for self-paced online learning.

To work to project timelines to deliver world-class, well-designed learning experiences.

Create and update instructor guides and student guides in addition to internal guides for SOWC’s academic team.

SOWC - Part Time Facilitator

We are looking for a Session Facilitator who is passionate about environmental conservation in Africa and capacity development to join the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation’s team.

The School of Wildlife Conservation has leveraged the African Leadership Group’s 15 years of leadership development experience to deliver this unique part-time executive training programme. The Leadership Pathway for Conservation Professionals is uniquely curated to provide mid-career professionals with the tools to deepen their understanding of leadership and drive their personal and professional journey with vision and success within the conservation sector.

The role will be to facilitate leadership and business training modules with a conservation lens to mid-level conservation professionals combined into four topics;

  • Self Leadership: Deepening your understanding of how you approach the world, how that differs from others and effectively leverage this diversity to enrich your life, your career and the world.
  • People Leadership: Bringing out the best in others by setting expectations, giving feedback, managing conflict, and guiding collaboration.
  • Strategic Leadership: Connecting to the big picture by understanding your business and how your team contributes to growth and profitability.
  • Commercial Leadership: Driving the business by building a high output culture of financial management and project management.