SALES AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Full Time
April 25, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
April 30, 2024

Company: The Lilongwe Academy International School (TLAIS)

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Overview

The Lilongwe Academy International School (TLAIS) is an international private school, conveniently situated in Area 47/4 Lilongwe behind Silver Stadium. The school is founded on the firm belief that every child is unique, but all children need excellent education and motivation of their spirit, mind, and body to be well developed as future responsible citizens and leaders. Hence the motto “Academic Excellence and Beyond!”  Its mission is to achieve distinction and excellence in academic performance, sports, conduct and be exemplary in preserving our culture and perfect life skills.

The Lilongwe Academy now invites applications from Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience as follows:

 

Position           : Sales and Communications Officer

Reporting Line : Managing Director with a matric to the Principal

Duties               :          

Among other duties the successful candidate will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Develop and deliver creative and social media strategies, plans and approaches to help market and position TLAIS.
  • Ensure increase in TLAIS enrolment.
  • Plan the social media and communication strategies for specific areas of TLAIS’s work and for different audiences.
  • Conduct market research and collect data.
  • Promote marketing materials through appropriate social media channels including merchandise that will increase revenue.
  • Come up with the social media and communications budget and ensure programme milestones related to marketing are achieved on time and within budget.
  • Contribute to and strengthen fundraising proposals to meet the organizations strategic goals.
  • Ensure robust and creative communication and social media considerations are adopted and reports are done weekly and monthly to the MD on progress of the section.
  • Assist and take lead with the organization of school events, meetings and conferences as well as at external meetings and conferences.
  • Be the focal point for knowledge, advice on issue relating to communication and social media of such areas and the risks that come with ill management of it.
  • Oversee organizations email marketing campaigns for all departments and programs.
  • Oversee digital and social media strategy, including the evolving digital market and contribute new ideas to enhance the organization’s social presence.
  • Identify trends and leverage opportunities within the industry, through the use of social and digital tools and channels.
  • Leads assignments to support the strategic vision of TLAIS; develops recommendations of marketing activities to increase revenue.
  • Manage projects and campaigns including coordinating with vendors.
  • Facilitate the provision and addition or affixing of marketing materials in the School including sign posts and other visual materials.
  • Manage all internal department relationships as far communication and social media is concerned.
  • Ensure that all communication and social media material aligns with brand standards.
  • Maintain digital media archives including photos and videos.
  • Respond to media inquiries and perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in publications.
  • Develop polices for the different marketing risks as well as avenues.
  • Other duties as may be assigned to meet business needs.

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing/Communications.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using digital communication channels, including social media, email marketing, and online advertising, to reach target audiences and drive sales leads.
  • Understanding of marketing principles and techniques to support sales efforts, including familiarity with market research, branding, advertising, and promotional strategies.
  • Capability to analyze sales and marketing data to evaluate performance, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize strategies.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions, customer preferences, and organizational priorities.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic sales and communication plans aligned with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in sales, preferably in a relevant industry will be an added advantage.

 

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV and copies of certificates through the following email address: vacancies@lilongweacademy.ac.mw, or to: The Principal, The Lilongwe Academy, P/Bag B499, Lilongwe 3, not later than 30 April, 2024. To get information about the Academy please visit our Website:

www.lilongweacademy.ac.mw.

NOTE: The Lilongwe Academy values itself as an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.