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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Associate Director, Continuing Education

Job no: 492530
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Singapore

The appointment holder provides quality leadership and management of the continuing education market including part time degrees, short courses and summer programs. It is a senior position within the organisation that requires in-depth knowledge of the continuing education and part time market in Singapore and a strong understanding of the corporate sector.



Reporting to the Director, Marketing the position holder will:

  • Lead and manage the Continuing Education department responsible for marketing and recruiting new students for part time degrees, short courses and summer programs
  • Provide strong leadership to this department to ensure a broad range of marketing strategies are implemented to boost student numbers
  • Manage the marketing budget in such a manner as to ensure that all marketing operations occur within the allocated budgets and all expenditure results in optimal returns in terms of student numbers
  • Support, mentor, encourage, motivate and develop all staff within the department
  • Enhance the JCUS brand in the part time degree market with a strong value proposition
  • Significantly improve the student numbers for the part time market through broadened marketing channels with particular focus on government priorities for Singaporeans
  • Develop excellent relationships with the corporate sector to recruit working adults for part time degree programs
  • Stay abreast off, assess and analyse the impact of relevant Singapore government policies on the part time  market, to advantage student numbers in this department
  • Generate incremental revenue from short courses
  • Develop excellent relationships with the corporate sector and work with academics to develop customised in-demand short courses for corporate clients
  • Identify in-demand masterclasses and obtain SkillsFuture funding to market these to the public in Singapore
  • Generate incremental revenue from summer programs from international markets which also provide a taster for full degree student recruitment
  • Support other regional managers to market the summer programs in their own regions
  • Ensure the successful coordination/organisation of summer programs; be the contact point and liaise with academics and regional managers
  • Ensure excellent compliance with the relevant EduTrust accreditation requirements
  • Ensure that continuing education department staff are well trained in the use of available technology and that to the extent possible they use it to improve their personal efficiency
  • Ensure that all department staff work “with an eye to detail” to ensure that all activities and documents reflect a pursuit of excellence as the norm for the department
  • Work with Human Resources to develop a professional development program specific to the needs of department staff

Key Selection Criteria:

  • University Degree
  • Professional degree/qualification
  • At least 6 years relevant experience in a suitable senior management position
  • Strong understanding of the corporate sector
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Mature and diplomatic with a high level of organisational skills
  • An eye for detailed work
  • Pleasant personality
  • Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Honest and ethical approach to the work environment

Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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