Outreach Officer — Placement Cell

We invite applications for an outreach officer for the placement cell. 

The Placement Cell at Azim Premji University is central to the University’s vision and is committed towards providing opportunities for students to be meaningfully engaged in the social sector and contribute to building a better society.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategizing and developing annual outreach plans to find suitable organizations who would be interested in recruiting our graduates for all programs taught at the University
  • Developing & Implementing outreach strategies to expand & maximize reach to target audiences and building networks. Representing the University in various outreach events
  • Search, identify and interface with potential organizations including, but not limited to, not-for-profit / for-profit organizations, CSR, Corporates, Government functions / departments etc. to make them part of the placement process
  • Continuous interaction with the University members and taking lead in finding potential organizations
  • Managing existing associations and building further professional relationships with new organizations by in person visits and virtual communication
  • Conducting research and analysis of regional / national data to identify the sectoral trends to improvise target organizations & categories
  • Conducting peer institution research and evolving best practices
  • Constructing communication material by working closely with the Communications & Engagement Team
  • Closely following up with existing and past organizations recruiting our graduates, to take feedback on the quality of engagement of students
  • Providing support in placement related student orientation and career counselling workshops / events
  • Building, maintaining, and analyzing management information system on the outreach progress

We are looking for: 

  • Master’s degree in Development / Social Work / Education / Economics / Public Policy / Sociology / Business Administration or equivalent to the mentioned
  • Minimum 7 years of experience within the social sector
  • Strong relationship management and inter-personal skills
  • High level proficiency in MS Excel & MS PowerPoint
  • Fluency in communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Open to travel rigorously even at short notice
  • Experienced in managing professional social media platforms
  • High level of proficiency in English and Hindi. Any other language would be an added advantage 
  • Connected to larger networks / forum of organizations within the social sector
  • Experienced working in multiple and diverse organizations such as NGOs, Government agencies, think tanks, corporates, CSRs etc.
  • 2 years of work experience in university / higher education institutes for outreach / business development / branding / communication
  • Experienced in conceptualizing and creating effective communication material
  • Experienced in using data management applications
  • Knowledge of any regional language 

Please email the following documents to <openpositions@apu.edu.in>with the subject line Application for Placement Cell — Outreach position’:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Completed Application Form