Project Manager (PR0009/19-20)

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 10 Years
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. 

Assisting the Project Director, the Project Manager will be required to (i) manage and coordinate the Central Project Team to ensure effective execution; (ii) coordinate the development of experiential learning activities such as mentorships, internships, company visits and overseas exchanges; (iii) coordinate the development of teaching and learning materials with the assistance of the Curriculum Development Committee; (iv) collect and manage relevant data to measure project outcomes such as student enrolment, job attainment, university placement, work-based learning activities and academic performance; (v) provide secretarial service to the Advisory Committee, Programme Management Committee (PMC) and other sub-committees under the PMC; (vi) manage and implement 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 (vii) prepare and write progress reports for the scrutiny of various stakeholders, quality assurance organisations and professional bodies. He/She will also be required to assist the Project Director in managing the project’s relationship with key stakeholders including the funding body, secondary schools, industry partners, government departments, professional bodies, students, parents, and the general public by setting up appropriate channels for engagement; assist in scaling up the new learning pathway by recruiting more secondary schools and industry partners to support the project as well as the development of new tracks; monitor the overall resource utilisation of the project (including budgeting, planning, resource management, staff management, time management, risk management, etc.). Knowledge of educational research is desirable.

The right candidate should possess a tertiary qualification, preferably a Master’s degree, plus at least 10 years of relevant work experience at a senior level, preferably in an education setting. He/She should have a high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese with excellent project management and interpersonal skills; be able to demonstrate strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, with a vision and mission for unlocking the potential of young people through transformative education.

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.