Senior Manager, Education (3-year contract), IIE

Singapore Management University| Date Posted: 18-Jan-2020
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Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

  • Drive the design and execution of innovation and entrepreneurship education programmes to meet the designated KPIs, in particular, Protégé Ventures (a student managed investment programme) and Angel Investment Training
  • Work with various stakeholders to develop a highly curated curriculum to deepen student’s learning in the areas of investment in startups and the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Build unique selling points (USPs) to ensure that SMU IIE programmes remain differentiated from other I&E programmes available
  • Work with marcomms to develop and implement marketing strategies via various platforms to reach out to the target audience and to raise the brand profile of SMU’s investment training programme
  • Build a community amongst current and past participants to create a strong network for long term sustainability and mentorship
  • Propose and implement relevant programme policies and procedures and document them into a manual with regular reviews and updates
  • Suggest new professional programmes, where needed, to anchor SMU/IIE as the knowledge hub for I&E education programmes
  • Monitor, review and analyze performance of investment training programmes regularly for management reporting
  • Source for appropriate regional venture capital firms and startups in the region for internship opportunities to gain a real appreciation of regional markets beyond Singapore


  • Degree / Post Graduate Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, education or related disciplines
  • At least 5 to 8 years of relevant working experience
  • Prior experience working in venture capital firms, startup ecosystem development or managerial capacity in a startup will be preferred
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Creative problem solver comfortable with working in rapidly evolving landscape and projects loaded with uncertainty
  • Acts with a sense of urgency to meet tight deadlines
  • Thinks beyond own area of responsibility examining linkages and interactions between different parts of a system
  • Good knowledge of budget, grant administration and financial management principles
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate across departments and manage a wide range of stakeholders and students effectively
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic start-up environment
  • Up to date with industry trends in the innovation and entrepreneur eco-system
  • Meticulous and outcome driven

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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