Associate Director, Management & Outreach – School of GPA

Job Locations ES-Madrid
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(22/07/2022 09:21)
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IE University (IEU) is a private university with campuses located in Segovia and Madrid (Spain). IEU programs are run in English and Spanish and are compliant with the terms of the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Accords).

The University is comprised by five schools. Including the School of Global and Public Affairs, with a portfolio that includes several bachelor and master programs in international relations, economics, sustainable development, global trade, and public administration.

The Associate Director for Management & Outreach will support the Vice Dean of Management & Development in the implementation of the School’s strategy and operations. His/her duties will include the preparation of strategic presentations and materials, the organization and management of events, , support with the design and deployment of a communications strategy, and diverse activities related to the day-to-day management of the School, including supporting its partnership ecosystem and affiliated Centers and initiatives.

The Associate Director will report to the Vice Dean of Management & Development of SGPA and work closely with the Director of Contents and Communities of the SGPA. He/she will liaise with transversal departments of IE University such as Communications, Admissions, Marketing, Corporate Relations, International Development, Alumni, and the IE Foundation.

The post will be located in Madrid.


Key Responsibilities

  • Coordination of a large volume of events, conferences, and seminars: preparation of programs, outreach, reservation of spaces, liaison with participants, management of invitations, logistical, and protocol support.
  • Coordination of the review and implementation of the School’s communications strategy to reinforce its brand, position, outreach, and impact.
  • Preparation of presentations and documentation.
  • Support with budgetary processes and the preparation of proposals.
  • Design and manage newsletters for the School’s stakeholders
  • Review and improvement of the communication approach with alumni, faculty, students and external communities, building close relationships with key players and identifying “stories worth telling” to enhance the work and position of the School.
  • Generation of contents, support to manage the School’s social media platforms and periodic publication of relevant news for the School’s website, social networks, media campaigns and other strategic channels.
  • Representation of the School when requested and liaison with other departments, mainly Admissions, Communications, Marketing, Corporate Relations, International Development and IE Foundation, ensuring that content aligns with School’s positioning and build up its funnel of new admissions.
  • Assist the Vice-Dean for Management and Development with day-to-day operations related to the management of the School and the development of its institutional profile.



  • Previous professional experience in events organization and management, including knowledge of formal protocol rules and a hands-on approach to logistics.
  • Previous professional experience in communications and outreach, including the ability to support the design and implementation of communication strategies as well as expertise in content management.
  • Previous professional experience in technical areas of global and public affairs, sustainability and/or corporate governance will be a relevant asset.
  • Proved mastery in the preparation of visual presentations, especially in PowerPoint.
  • Strong command of Excel
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Master’s degree from a top university, preferably in the fields of Global Affairs or Economics.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write effective communications materials and speeches on a broad range of topics related to the mission of the School and the Centres.
  • Analytical skills and capability to multi-task and coping with a fast-paced changing environment under time pressure and dealing with complexity and diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, positive and collaborative attitude, creativity, pro-active, and with the capacity to quickly address concerns, queries and feedback in a constructive and action-oriented manner.
  • Valid EU work permit.
  • Basic knowledge and/or experience in production and edition of digital videos, audios and/or graphics (this will be a valued asset, but not a requirement).


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