Manager/Assistant Manager, Student Life (Leadership)
Job no: Manager/Assistant Manager
Department: Student Life
Contract type: Contract
Student Life is committed to facilitate the learning and development of the student body. The Manager/Assistant Manager of Student Life is responsible and will be tasked with daily operations of the division, which includes project management, student relationship development and partnership management. The position contributes to the creation of a vibrant student life and university campus.
The Assistant/Manager of Student Life reports directly to the Senior Manager/Manager, Student Life.
- Guides and supports students on the areas of diversity and inclusiveness/ leadership development/ community outreach projects.
- Reviews and develops content, procedures and training materials to ensure effectiveness and impact on diversity and inclusiveness/ leadership development/ community outreach projects.
- Facilitate small group sessions and design learning experiences that offer best practices and create communities of collaboration.
- Manages and supports the students’ projects and programmes, reviewing and evaluating their proposals, administrative and logistic matters as well as student performance.
- Manages elements of student ambassador/mentorship programme.
- Mentors students, developing their potential and creating opportunities to encourage personal development.
- Keeps up to date with the latest training practices, trends and technology.
- Helps students understand and build meaningful relationships with multiple partners within the community.
- Build student relationships, by developing their potential and talent.
- Networks with external partners and stakeholders to create enriching opportunities for students to develop their professional skills.
- Carries out administrative functions which include procurement of collaterals and budget management.
- Develops and creates relevant designs for materials and collaterals required for the division.
- Ad hoc projects as assigned by Head of Departments.
- Engage students effectively, applying an understanding and knowledge of current youth trends, promoting the university’s identity especially within polytechnic grounds.
- Create multiple platforms which unify students, across SIT and Overseas Universities programmes, over six different campuses, under one unique, cohesive identity.
- Build a comprehensive pastoral care arm which serves students with special education needs, provides support for students coping with personal, emotional and psychological challenges, develops a pool of peer supporters, and creates a collective movement in establishing a holistic, wellness oriented campus.
- Address, manage and resolve, where possible, student matters, crises and emergencies, reporting efficiently and effectively to lead staff and faculty, dealing with such instances with empathy, sensitivity and good judgment.
- Craft a suite of professional development programmes for students to build their confidence and equip them with essential skills to progress from university into the industry.
- Innovate with limited resources and scarce facilities, to continuously offer vibrant, dynamic student experiences and effective, empathic support services to students.
- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in key areas such as facilities management, student administration, student academic matters, student welfare, student wellness, and student development.
- Champion staff peer learning and continuous professional development of each team member within the division, and encourage skills and knowledge upgrade.
- Degree from a good University with 8 years’ experience in a similar position in an educational/community environment.
- Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, to connect with students, and bridge students and staff.
- Creative design and layout skills and experience, with eye for details.
- Passionate, positive attitude with the ability to be innovative and think out of the box.
- Adaptable, able to multitask and work independently within tight timelines.
- Committed team player, responsible, reliable and able to work with others to achieve division goals.
- Ability and willingness to work outside of office hours and on weekends.
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