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We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

In-Country Representative Central Asia

Job no: 492842
Work type: Contract Fixed Term
Location: Kazakhstan

Job Overview

This is a sales-driven and marketing role where the incumbent is working in a highly fast-moving pace environment. The incumbent is expected to meet student recruitment targets set in Kazakhstan and expansion of partnership network and enhance the market presence of James Cook University.

Key Accountabilities:

Student Recruitment

1.     Accountable for student recruitment target in Central Asia

2.     Explore new business development opportunities to grow the international student recruitment numbers

3.     Build relationships with appropriate local institutions and companies through on-going communication and attending events, fairs, and exhibitions

4.     Operate within the established budget provided for in country marketing activities

5.     Actively engage and conduct regular and timely follow-up with prospective students, parents, and agents

6.     Provide accurate and prompt advice with regards to admission requirements and program benefits to prospective students

7.     Provide a weekly or monthly report to Reporting Officer

8.     Perform ad-hoc duties and/or other duties as assigned by Reporting Officer


Marketing, Planning and Strategies

1.     Assist and support Reporting Officer in designing marketing strategies to recruit students from Central Asia

2.     Execute the agreed strategies (offline and online) on the planned schedule for the Central Asia market to achieve student recruitment targets

3.     Identify and expand potential partnerships with colleges or universities in Central Asia

4.     Expand current agency network in Central Asia

5.     Provide market intelligence to the Reporting Manager on marketing opportunities

6.     To engage and showcase current students and alumni via community-building activities, marketing events, and testimonials

Agent Management and Compliance

1.     Provide agent training and support to ensure agents operate in accord with JCU Singapore’s guidelines

2.     Ensure all activities within the region accord with the requirements of EduTrust, Singapore Quality Class and other quality requirements

3.     Ensure all documentation required by EduTrust, the agent management framework and JCUS policy framework is completed and stored in an exemplary manner

Key selection criteria:

· Applicable to candidates who are residing in Kazakhstan, preferably in Almaty or Nur-Sultan

· Undergraduate degree in Business or Marketing disciplines

· Minimum 3 to 5 years of working experience preferably in the education/recruitment related industry

· Good industry knowledge on education landscape in Kazakhstan

· Fluent in written and spoken English and Russian and able to converse in Kazakh to effectively liaise with non-English speaking agents and students in Central Asia

· Pro-active attitude and constantly strive to improve work efficiency

· A detail oriented person with strong communication and presentation skills

· Able to work in a highly fast-pace environment and must be results driven

· Ability to work in a team and independently in a diligent, organised, proactive and methodical manner

· Ability to analyse and interpret information against a given set of criteria

· Highly proficient and skilled in MS Office and well-versed in social media platform

· Frequent travelling is required


Closing date: 28 June 2022

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We thank you for your interest and regret we are only able to notify shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right to invite applications or, alternatively, not to make an appointment.

The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia.  The University offers Bachelor & Master Programs in Business, Psychology, Information Technology & Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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