Manager (Global Citizenship & Community Engagement), Student Life

Job no: 497857
Department: Student Life
Contract type: Contract
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The Manager, Global Citizenship & Community Engagement, Student Life is responsible for coordinating, managing and executing key student development initiatives in SIT. The Manager 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, building upon the division’s core 8 Pillars: Leadership Development, Global Citizenship,  Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Performing Arts, Sports Development, Student Organisations and Counselling Services. These pillars exist to create a holistic educational environment to enrich students, develop their leadership skills and create opportunities for students to network with industry partners.

The Manager reports directly to the Senior Manager of Student Life.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. The Manager is responsible in assisting the Senior Manager, Student Life in delivering key programmes in Global Citizenship & Community Engagement.
  2. Contribute and assist in the strategic planning and review of the division’s work plans, resource allocation and team development.
  3. Design, execute and manage Service-Learning, Community Engagement, services, experiences and initiatives, ensuring optimal student engagement, experience and learning.
  4. Facilitate group sessions and design learning experiences that offer best practices and create communities of collaboration and learning.
  5. Manage and support the students’ projects and programmes, reviewing and evaluating their proposals, administrative and logistic matters.
  6. Keeps up to date with the latest training practices, trends and technology.
  7. Helps students understand and build meaningful relationships with multiple partners within the community.
  8. Mentor students, developing their potential and creating opportunities to encourage personal development.
  9. Network with external partners and stakeholders to create enriching opportunities for students to develop their professional skills.
  10. Carry out administrative functions which include procurement and budget management.
  11. Ad hoc projects as assigned by Director of Student Life.


Key Requirements:

  1. Degree from a good University with at least 8 years’ experience in a similar position in an educational/community/corporate environment.
  2. Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, to connect with students, and bridge students with staff.
  3. Creative design and layout skills and experience, with eye for details.
  4. Passionate, positive attitude with the ability to be innovative and think out of the box.
  5. Adaptable, able to multitask and work independently within tight timelines.
  6. Committed team player, responsible, reliable and able to work with others to achieve division mission.
  7. Strong organizational and coordinating capabilities with excellent administrative skills
  8. Ability and willingness to work outside of office hours and on weekends.

Key Competencies:

  1. Strategic Thinker

Demonstrates effective ability to use appropriate strategies to build consensus, influencing others from varying backgrounds (student, staff, faculty, external parties, uses sound judgement and manages negotiations with all stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.

  1. Talent Developer

Believes in fostering continuous, applied learning and development of others, identifying talent in individuals and is passionate and committed towards nurturing them. Experienced in mentoring and coaching others, and in creating opportunities to nurture and showcase talent and skills of team members, supporting them in achieving their potential.

  1. Results Achiever

Able to identify gaps and provide solutions to achieve optimal results. Demonstrates ability to work with Head of Department in ascertaining operational issues and challenges and designing and implementing management plans. Resourceful and adaptable in challenges, responsive to feedback and strives for personal development and that of others.

  1. Effective Networker

Experienced in engaging and collaborating across organisational divisions for projects and events. Engages all stakeholders in effective networks to build capacity and expand on existing pool of industry contacts.

  1. Skilful Negotiator

Displays good analytical and problem-solving skills, synergising SIT’s visions and on-the-ground operations. Able to guides others and manage issues and challenges independently. Demonstrates innovation and identifies appropriate solutions and alternative options that benefit all stakeholders.

  1. Community Contributor

Experienced with organisational policies and processes, to be able to ensure the division performs based on common good for both SIT and the community. Volunteers actively and champions the spirit of volunteerism with staff and students, creating relevant platforms for community initiatives.

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