Senior Manager/Assistant Director, Partnerships, SMU-X (SMU's Experiential Learning Programme)

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 30-Aug-2019
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Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

Job Description

  • Drive the continued growth of Undergraduate SMU-X courses
  • Support the Head of SMU-X to plan an expansion of Postgraduate SMU-X courses
  • Identify, cultivate and work with partner organizations (from the private, people and public sectors) to sponsor real-world projects that will be integrated into existing curriculum where students, faculty and partners come together solve the business challenges
  • Develop and implement business development strategies to manage current and acquire new partners for SMU-X
  • Facilitate the scoping of projects between faculty and project sponsors
  • Work with SMU’s Legal Office to establish legal agreements between SMU and project sponsors
  • Support the collaboration between internal stakeholders and external partners by providing partnership advice as well as co-ordinate cross-departmental work functions to facilitate smooth delivery of SMU-X programmes
  • Represent the team at sharing session and recruiting events including information sessions and client pitches
  • Other duties and special projects as requested by management


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant professional level experience or the equivalent combination
  • Candidates with a Master’s degree are preferred
  • Experience in an educational service business that requires managing multiple tasks and projects, working with external parties and satisfying multiple high level constituencies
  • Excellent planning, networking and relationship management skills are essential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Driven, organised, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to tackle challenging situations with finesse and determination
  • Possess a high degree of initiative, and an ability to work with little
  • Possess a collaborative mindset
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, administrators and corporate community leaders

Other Informations

Candidates who do not possess the stipulated qualifications but have relevant work experience may still apply. Remuneration and appointment terms shall commensurate with qualifications and experience. SMU reserves the right to modify the appointment terms where necessary.

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