The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET, in Tbilisi, Georgia is looking for a candidate for the Head of External Affairs Position.

Position: Head of External Affairs

Reporting to: Director

Start time: Summer, 2018

Direct Reports: 2-3

Terms: Competitive

Role Overview

Head of External Affairs is responsible for improving the overall visibility of ISET’s academic programs and policy research activities in academic, business and policy circles.

External Affairs

• Responsible for managing External Affairs Department;

• Responsible for supervision of marketing, PR and other related activities;

• Manages student recruitment and admissions campaigns in Georgia;

• Manages international students’ recruitment/admission efforts;

• Promotes recognition of ISET programs and ISET-PI products;

• Collaborates with other departments, Academic Program Directors and Management to improve external and internal communications;

• Works with students and alumni to promote ISET;

• Plans and manages graduation ceremonies and major publicity events, including public lectures; ensures media coverage of key events;

• Develops and implements branding guidelines for ISET and ISET-PI;

• Manages the production of publicity materials;

• Manages and expands the range and quality of media partnerships;

• Supports the Director in institutional fundraising efforts;

• Manages ISET and ISET-PI websites, blogs and social networks.

Alumni Affairs (Optional: candidate dependent):

• Serves as a career center, secures internships for students;

• Connects alumni;

• Manages PhD Support Grant;

• Manages alumni database.

Qualifications (Recommended):

• A university degree in social sciences or communication.


• Minimum 5 years of experience in a management role;

• Proven expertise in managing marketing campaigns and processes;

• Proven expertise in recruiting and/or outreach and publicity for university-level programs.


• Excellent presentation and communication skills;

• multi-tasking, delegation, time management and project management skills;

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

• Proficiency in one or more languages spoken in the Caucasus is desirable.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Send letter of interest and CV to: [email protected] with “Head of External Affairs” in the subject.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

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