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Senior Student Recruitment Manager (North America)

Senior Student Recruitment Manager (North America)  Nigeria

About the role

The Senior Student Recruitment Manager plays a significant role in driving sales growth from Nigeria and achieving UPNA student recruitment targets at Navitas’ USA and Canada campuses. Working closely with colleagues in colleges and Regional Management, this position will be the in-country lead of the Nigeria UPNA recruitment team who are responsible for on the ground sales activities including, but not limited to, training, events, student conversion and troubleshooting. This requires the SSRM to work with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders across Nigeria to drive long-term growth for Navitas in the market.

Key Result Areas:

  • Lead and coordinate Navitas’ UPNA sales and market development initiatives across Nigeria to deliver long term, sustainable student recruitment.
  • Deliver sales growth through team leadership and achieve student recruitment targets;
  • Deliver exemplary regional specific sales collateral for the agent and partner networks;
  • Deliver market intelligence and accurate sales forecasts via regular and detailed reports;
  • Develop and lead on regional marketing initiatives in accordance with the region’s strategic marketing plans and ensure all marketing activities comply with ethical and legal standards;
  • Through networks and business development activities, collaborate with Regional Managers to identify demand for Navitas products and services and assist in the development of those products to most effectively target the market;
  • Lead the sales recruitment team by example- create an effective, proactive team-based culture;
  • Review and assess employee performance and provide appropriate coaching and training;
  • Travel to relevant fairs, exhibitions, conferences and client meetings, assisting with team members’ client meetings as required;
  • Be diligent in documenting all commercial activities onto the CRM.

 The person we seek will ideally have the following:

  • An understanding of the North American higher education sector and experience of driving student numbers from Nigeria to North America.
  • A proven track record of success in international student recruitment for an international education business;
  • A strong understanding of the region’s cultures and a proven track record of being able to drive commercial success across the region;
  • A proven track record in developing sales capabilities across multiple markets through sales team management and coaching;
  • Highly commercial, dynamic, target-oriented and result-driven;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience of dealing directly with a wide variety of people including students, parents and agents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.


  • A proven track record of success in international student recruitment within a commercial education business e.g. pathways, languages, private universities;
  • Demonstrable experience of contributing to the development and implementation of high impact marketing campaigns that drive profitable sales growth against target;
  • Excellent understanding of the complexities of operating in a variety of international markets;
  • Strong, demonstrated relationship management skills, ideally within the Higher Education; sector or a related industry that involves complex, aspirational services through a multi-channel approach;
  • A strong understanding of the Nigeria market together with an understanding of the wider region;
  • Excellent understanding of the complexities of operating in a variety of international markets;
  • An ability to coach, guide and mentor team members from diverse backgrounds to maximise their potential and results;
  • A university degree, preferably in Business, Marketing or a related discipline;

 What We Offer

Navitas is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and communities in which we live and serve.

About Navitas

Navitas is a leading global education provider that has helped generations of learners transform their lives through education. We create life-changing opportunities to learn by delivering an extensive range of educational services to over 70,000 aspirational students across our global network each year.

Diversity and Inclusion

Navitas promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients.

We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, of all ages and genders and diverse community groups.

How to apply

Please apply online by submitting your CV and Cover Letter.

Applications close on  Wednesday 28th November 2022  However, we reserve the right to progress or confirm applicants prior to close date. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.

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 Successful candidates will require full working rights in Nigeria.

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