Communications Manager

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Organization:                                  NEW ERA COLLEGE

Job Title:                                           COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Employment type:                             FULL – TIME

Contract:                                           2 YEARS

Job function:                                     ADMINISTRATION

Location:                                           GABORONE

Closing date:                                   15th JUNE 2018

Job Summary

The Communications Manager provides leadership in the development, planning and execution of New Era College’s Communications & Public Affairs strategy.  The incumbent leads a team of Communications staff to deliver on internal and external communication, strategy, and services for the organization focusing on media relations, corporate communications, and social and digital media, focusing on intimately and effectively engaging the College’s key and greater stakeholder networks. The incumbent will ensure appropriate levels of communication with key internal and external stakeholders and subject matter experts to ensure successful collaboration, project execution and continuous improvement. The Communications Manager will be responsible for engagement and stakeholder management to a broad range of senior, technical, and functional management, including subject matter experts throughout the organization. The Communications Manager will be tasked with the planning and executing of robust and transformative community-engagement programmes designed to enrich the College’s stakeholder environment. The incumbent is accountable for the effective management of portfolio budges as well as ensuring high-level value is driven to the portfolios by ensuring appropriate recommendations around communication strategies are made to senior leaders and other stakeholders. The Manager will represent New Era College’s interest at all appropriate events and will collaborate closely with key internal and external stakeholder personnel and organizations including but not limited to; professional bodies, accreditation bodies, academic and industry partners, media outlets, etc.

*Candidates might be expected to undergo a written communication assessment.

Minimum Requirements


  • Degree in Communication, Marketing, Journalism, or any related degree.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years work experience at a reputable organization at a managerial level, with preferred project management experience

All applications must be accompanied with:

  • New Era Employment Application form
  • Resume (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Certified copies of educational and professional certificates and transcripts
  • Certified copies of Omang/Passport
  • Three (3) current references

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage daily administrative functions and duties
  • Develop, plan, and execute a dynamic communications and public affairs strategy, supporting the College’s objectives and ensuring its message is delivered consistently and effectively across all communication platforms.
  • Oversee performance, provide direction, and support communications department
  • To drive effective strategies through research and analytics
  • Manage all communication channels
  • Recommend corrective action for strategies, policies governing and affecting communications
  • Coordinate, arrange, and participate in meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent the College in public relation matters
  • Monthly reports

Essential Skills

  • Effective and strong interpersonal skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Project management experience a must
  • Established organizational and management skills
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • keen understanding and knowledge of corporate communication and social media development and execution
  • Vast exposure to and knowledge of customer experience and service
  • Keen ability in logistical management and planning
  • Keen understanding and experience in marketing and visual design
  • Advanced computer literacy including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Strong research capabilities
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Event management and planning experience highly desired
  • Elevated level of professionalism and a strong ability to relate to people of all business levels
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Passionate, enthusiastic, and a team player with good judgment and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with no supervision.
  • Sensitive towards cultural diversity with an ability to work well in a global environment

New Era College employees are expected to act in accordance with accepted high standards of behavior in public life, which embrace selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. All members of New Era College should act in its best interests, rather than representing the interests of individuals or particular groups.

New Era College is a steward of diversity and embraces the benefits of a non-discriminative community that welcomes and acknowledges equal opportunity inclusive of all community interests.


This position provides leadership and coordination of New Era College programmes and marketing functions. The Candidate seeks new ways to create, design and promote the college products and services in a cost-effective manner including securing sponsorships. This position has supervisory responsibilities.

REQUIAt least 5 years experience, marketing communications, brand ownership, with experience in a management position.