Project Director (PR0010/19-20)

Job level Senior
Work exp 15 Years or above
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Kowloon Tong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Management - Schools / University / Vocational
Government / Social Service > Project / Program Development
Published On 12/07/2019

SCHOOL OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

The School of Continuing Education, one of the seven Faculties/Schools of the University and a major provider of continuing and professional education in Hong Kong, offers a wide range of full-time and part-time programmes at the post-secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate levels for young learners and working adults. It also offers in-house training and short courses to meet the community needs and market demands. Operated on a self-financed basis, the School and its College of International Education currently employ about 430 full-time staff and 550 part-time instructors.

The School is now pioneering a new school-to-work learning pathway in Hong Kong leading from secondary school to tertiary education, with multiple entry and exit points. The new pathway will provide authentic learning opportunities and meaningful employer encounters including mentorship, workplace learning, industry exposure and internships that will complement the existing mainstream education system. The new pathway will be built upon a tripartite partnership of secondary schools, university and industry partners to foster talent development in information technology as the first track for demonstration. The School is inviting applications for the following position to lead, manage and coordinate a project to develop this new learning pathway in Hong Kong. 

Reporting to the Dean of School of Continuing Education, the Project Director is a senior member who is responsible for the Central Project Team of the new school-to-work learning pathway. As the Head of the Central Project Team, the major duties of the appointee are to (i) drive and monitor the overall progress of the development of a new learning pathway in Hong Kong and deliver pledged results; (ii) coordinate and foster the tripartite partnership between university, local secondary schools and industry partners to ensure that actions and goals are aligned; as well as engage with various key stakeholders including the funder, relevant Government bureaus and departments, professional bodies, etc.; (iii) supervise and manage the development, timely implementation and quality assurance of courses and programmes under the Project and ensure compliance with rules and requirements stipulated by the relevant (accreditation) authorities; (iv) lead engagement and outreach initiatives to promote the project and engage more schools and industry partners; (v) foster communication and collaboration between local and overseas schools; (vi) support the scaling-up of the new learning pathway, including the development of new track(s); (vii) monitor in-house evaluation and assessment activities together with the independent evaluation team to ensure that the effectiveness and impact of the project are duly evaluated and reported to the Advisory Committee; and (viii) be responsible for overall project management (including budgeting, planning, resource management, staff management, time management, risk management, etc.) and timely reporting to the Project Management Committee.

The right candidate should possess a tertiary qualification, preferably a Master’s degree, plus at least 15 years of managerial experience at a senior level. He/She should have project management skills and experience with a track record of successfully managing large-scale projects with multiple partners and objectives. In addition he/she should preferably have experience in developing education programmes/youth services in the information and technology sector; effective communications and stakeholder management skills, with experience working with schools, higher education institutions, private corporates, government, professional bodies and youth service organisation; a strong passion and vision for education transformation and development of multiple pathways for local youth. He/She should be a problem solver with entrepreneurship spirit and value the diverse potential of young people.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Review of applications will begin in July 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.