IB associations (AIBWS) are a very important part of the IB Outreach ecosystem. They are organized in various ways, sizes and constituencies, depending on their local circumstances. They provide a forum for school collaboration, hold periodic meetings, delivering professional development and share best practices among members.
AIBWS are an indispensable resource for schools considering candidacy with IB, offer a wealth of IB experience and support in all IB programmes . AIBWS are often active at district, state or government level raising awareness of IB within their area of representation.
All AIBWS are independent entities that are neither run nor managed by the IB. AIBWS are required to sign an agreement with the IB every three years to maintain their recognized status.
This role supports over 60 AIBWS in all aspects of their work to ensure that their needs are met, by working in collegially with the staff in the regional Development & Recognition teams.
The IB seeks to ensure that its students have the very best opportunities to progress having completed their IB studies. The IB therefore works with universities and governments to improve the recognition of the qualifications. The IB graduates progress to around 5,000 universities in over 100 countries each year.
This role will deliver on a number of special projects for the Head of Global Recognition which focus on delivering the maximum benefit to our students.
Key roles and responsibilities:
Develop and manage the database of all IB Associations
Conduct analysis of the status of each of the associations, and categorize based on their level of service and engagement, and:
Develop the definition of expected roles and responsibilities based on IB needs,
Develop models of engagement of such services based on the status of the associations,
Ensure all IB Associations sign the revised IB contracts
Establish systems and procedures to maintain orderly engagements of the associations, and make sure such partnerships are revised periodically (3-5 years)
Develop, manage and maintain communications, through a variety of medium (including; newsletters, meetings, conference sessions), with the IB Associations to make sure they are:
Informed of IB latest developments (Recognition, curriculum updates, important projects, Conferences, Professional Development)
IB requirements within the various countries
Engaged as per required business needs
Develop and manage special projects regarding the recognition of IB which could include;
Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Providing support to the Director of Outreach and Conferences on matters related to their role as Global Centre Manager from time to time.
Any other reasonable tasks as required by the Head of Global Recognition
Knowledge and Experience
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, in Communications, Education, Business or a related field preferred, with at least 3-6 years of relevant experience.
Proven experience communicating with multi-stakeholders (reporting, Informing, engaging)
Ability to focus, align and work within a team of high performance.
Ability to coordinate and maintain enduring partnerships and cooperate within a strong team spirit, across organization.
Ability to achieve goals, demonstrate drive for improvement and overcome obstacles and resistance with a willingness to work flexibility and creatively.
Thorough, meticulous data management, reporting and report writing and communicating with clarity
Familiarity with the IB and/or international education, desirable but not required
Technical and Soft Skills
Excellent communication skills for working with people of all levels and cultures.
Strong internal and external stakeholder management and ability to influence through actionable insights and organised reporting
Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, in writing and orally
Ability to work accurately and calmly, and show resilience, when under pressure
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the IB, school leaders, external partners, etc.
Excellent skills in negotiation, market research, business analysis and reporting.
Experience with CRM systems, such as Salesforce, desirable but not required
Please note, this role concerns a maternity cover and is limited for 6 months starting 1 May 2021. The role can be based in either The Hague or Cardiff.