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[Expired] Deputy Director, Dato' Kho Hui Meng Career Centre

Singapore Management University (SMU)
Posted On :30 Jan 2018


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Location: Singapore - South
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Not Applicable
  • Years of Experience: 8
  • Skills: Training/HR experience preferred.

Job Descriptions


  • Strategic Planning:
    • Work closely with the Director, DKHMCC to contribute to and support the strategic agenda of DKHMCC.
    • Work with DKHMCC teams to advance the strategic direction with policies, processes and operational decision-making that are consistent.
    • Plan and execute department’s annual work plan retreat and calibrate work plan submissions to Senior Management for tracking of KPIs.
  • Planning and Evaluation of programmes:
    • Plan curriculum of Finishing Touch programme and ad-hoc workshops to ensure learning outcomes are achieved.
    • Review current literature and conduct regular landscape scans (including employment trends and policies and best practices in career services) to ensure that the DKHMCC programmes remain relevant in producing employment-ready graduates.
    • Engage stakeholders (e.g. students, employers, advisory council) to ensure DKHMCC programmes constantly evolve to meet changing needs.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of Finishing Touch programme and instructors in delivering student learning outcomes.
    • Work closely with Director, DKHMCC and Dean of Students to continually strengthen internship programme and design learning activities pre-, during- and post-internship to complement on-the-job learning.
  • Department / University-Wide Projects and Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Liaise with internal stakeholders to support university events and marketing initiatives for admissions efforts.
    • Establish increased platforms for alumni engagement at DKHMCC to support the career services needs of the undergraduate student body.
    • Engage student representatives from SMU Student Association (SMUSA), student clubs and societies, international students and collect student feedback via annual SMUSA Survey.
    • Attend all academic majors information sessions, and to contribute to the annual editing of the Academic Majors and Career Pathway Guide.
    • Coordinate engagement of Advisory Council.
    • Serve as liaison person for media queries and follow up.
    • Participate on ad hoc projects as assigned by Director, DKHMCC.
  • Career Coaching:
    • Provide one-on-one consultation and assessment sessions for students under portfolio.
    • Coordinate Employability Initiatives and conduct career services clinics and/or resume rescues.


  • Degree in any discipline.
  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience, including experience in leading operations.
  • Basic counselling knowledge and skills.
  • 2-3 years account management/business development experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good presentation skills - able to make clear presentation of internship program to senior management of organizations and students.
  • IT skills - proficient in Microsoft Office software (MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Access).
  • Training/HR experience preferred.
  • Accredited to administer personality inventories such as MAPP, DISC, MBTI, Career Leader, Strong’s Interest Inventory.

About This Company

Singapore Management University is a place where high-level professionalism blends together with a healthy informality. The ''family-like'' atmosphere among the SMU community fosters a culture where employees work, plan, organise and play together – building a strong collegiality and morale within the university.Our commitment to attract and retain talent is ongoing. We offer attractive benefits and welfare, competitive compensation packages, and generous professional development opportunities – all to meet the work-life needs of our staff. No wonder, then, that SMU continues to be given numerous awards and recognition for its human resource excellence.  

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