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Mpesa Foundation Academy

Admissions Officer

Thika, Kenya

Closing: Feb 2, 2022

11 days remaining

Published: Jan 19, 2022 (3 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Overall Role Purpose

Take direction from Head of Admissions to ensure all administrative activities related to the department are maintained, and are in line with, and support the Operational plan of the Academy. Work in collaboration with other departments and teams across the Academy to ensure a strong flow of communication and execution of the admissions mandate.


Person’s Specifications

• An education-related degree.

• At least 3 years working experience in student admissions.

• Experience in business support/administration.

• Good understanding of the Kenyan education industry.

• Experience in logistics planning and coordination.

• Previous experience with Microsoft Office software preferred.

• Previous experience working in a school on a similar capacity an added advantage.

Key competencies

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent relationship management and networking skills

• Attention to detail

• Good presentation skills

Responsibilities
Overall Role Purpose

Take direction from Head of Admissions to ensure all administrative activities related to the department are maintained, and are in line with, and support the Operational plan of the Academy. Work in collaboration with other departments and teams across the Academy to ensure a strong flow of communication and execution of the admissions mandate.


Person’s Specifications

• An education-related degree.

• At least 3 years working experience in student admissions.

• Experience in business support/administration.

• Good understanding of the Kenyan education industry.

• Experience in logistics planning and coordination.

• Previous experience with Microsoft Office software preferred.

• Previous experience working in a school on a similar capacity an added advantage.

Key competencies

• Excellent communication skills

• Excellent relationship management and networking skills

• Attention to detail

• Good presentation skills

Key Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative support and assistance to the Head of admissions in:

• Planning, coordinating and executing administrative duties for the admissions department.

• Planning, coordinating and executing administrative duties for the admissions department.

• Inducting and supervising of admissions interns and contracted staff on the admissions process and expectations.

• Handling queries and complaints via phone, email and general correspondence on admissions matters.

• Managing the admissions’ mail inbox, replying, forwarding messages and making appointments as appropriate.

• Spearhead the procurement of logistical preparation of admissions calendar events (Accommodation, Transport, Hotel Bookings and Planning Routes for Admissions interviews and home visits in all    the 47 Counties in Kenya.

• Plan and coordinate internal meeting, workshops and other functions for admissions personnel and academy staff.

• Ensure that enrolment processes are implemented and subsequently followed.

• Lead the coordination of all admissions process from pre- enrolment, during admissions and post admissions

• Compiling, writing and editing admissions report.

• Responding to Admissions related inquiries

• Positively supporting at all times the Academy values, Mission and vision through the admissions mandate.

2. General Administration Duties such as:

• Receiving and sorting admissions forms

• Answering queries in admissions in a courteous and professional manner

• Coordinating the selection process, giving guidance to staff and contracted staff.

• Attend to meetings when required  and be responsible for taking and distributing minutes

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