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Institutional Relations Managers

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Sea Education Association
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Woods Hole, MA
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Published 3 days ago

About SEA: Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester® and other programs. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.

 SEA is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. SEA is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization; our goal is to create an academic and working community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Overall Responsibilities

The Institutional Relations Manager (IRM) is a key member of the enrollment team at SEA—Sea Education Association who is responsible for maintaining and growing relationships with colleges and universities in support of student participation in SEA programs. The IRM serves as the primary liaison with study abroad and off-campus program offices and staff for their assigned region, promotes SEA programs and opportunities for engagement, and focuses on student recruitment. SEA has two openings with 10 or 12-month options in approved locations in the continental US.

Major Tasks

Relationship Management

·        Develop and manage relationships with colleges and universities to accurately represent SEA programs

·        Work with the associate dean for academic partnerships towards program approval at new and existing senders

·        Identify opportunities for expanding partnerships and collaborative programming

·        Maintain regular and effective communications with key contacts through phone, email, and in-person visits

·        Track and document institutional information and enrollment trends in a timely manner

Student Recruitment

·        Develop comprehensive strategic student recruitment plan to generate leads and meet enrollment goals for assigned region

·        Actively promote SEA programs through creative outreach, attendance at study abroad fairs, effective school visits, and virtual recruiting events

·        Plan and participate in SEA information sessions, webinars, and other recruitment events

·        Identify opportunities to increase recruitment of historically minoritized students

·        Monitor applications from assigned schools and collaborate with the admissions team to facilitate student enrollment

·        Engage SEA alumni in recruitment efforts

Other Responsibilities

·        Maintain an appropriate home office space and participate virtually in regular meetings

·        Represent SEA at professional conferences and events

·        Provide input on website, print publications, social media, and other marketing content

·        Plan travel and report expenses according to established guidelines

·        Occasionally support recruitment for high school and gap year programs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; master’s degree in related field strongly preferred
  • At least two years professional experience in study abroad/off-campus programs at a college or university or at a program provider
  • An understanding of current issues in higher education, study abroad administrative processes, student advising, curriculum integration, and financial aid and credit transfer
  • Personal study abroad/off-campus program experience, preferably in a field-based or experiential learning setting
  • Ability to represent SEA programs in a professional and compelling manner
  • Enthusiasm & ability to travel extensively, up to 8-10 weeks per semester
  • Dedication to SEA’s emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • High level of self-motivation and discipline to work remotely and on the road
  • Valid US driver’s license

Benefits and Compensation

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000, commensurate with experience and pro-rated for a 10-month position. SEA offers a full benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision coverage; life insurance; retirement plans; Aflac; flexible spending accounts; and generous vacation/sick/personal time and holidays.


How to apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to IRMsearch@sea.edu. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

About SEA: Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in undergraduate ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$50,000 - $55,000commensurate with experience

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
P.O. Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter and three professional references to IRMsearh@sea.edu.

Send resume, cover letter and three professional references to IRMsearh@sea.edu.

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