SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY

Senior Manager, Diversity, Inclusion and Integration, Office of Dean of Students

Location
Singapore (SG)
Posted
15 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.  

Job Description

  • Initiate reviews of student, staff and faculty policies, processes and infrastructure and propose areas for improvement, to assist students with disabilities and promote inclusive education
  • Seek, understand, analyse and report attitudinal responses from beneficiaries, stakeholders and constituents (including compiling official reports for submission to SMU management and relevant Government Ministries regarding Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) matters, data and statistics)
  • Propose and organise activities across the various levels and units of the university to promote awareness of D&I matters Advise internal clients and colleagues on a range of D&I-related matters regarding students with disabilities
  • Assess institution-wide learning needs and initiate training / activities that will drive awareness and support for D&I Build and maintain an external network of D&I professionals, stakeholders and partners for the sharing of best practices, as well as collaborative events and campaigns
  • Grow a pool of internal D&I champions, mentors and support groups across the university
  • Support the university's internal and external communications related to D&I

Qualifications

  • Degree in social sciences, humanities, education, and/or communications
  • Working knowledge on intergroup processes and relations, social psychology, learning and development, stereotypes and marginalization is advantageous
  • At least 6 to 8 years of work experience, preferably in the education and/ or social work sectors, and experienced in working with students with disabilities.
  • A good network of contacts with local and overseas disability support / volunteer welfare organisations is advantageous
  • Proficient in standard office software (e.g. MS Excel, Word, etc), database management and maintenance Knowledge of web-editing tools, Adobe Photoshop, and SPSS will be advantageous
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills An independent, highly motivated and creative thinker with good people management and communication skills
  • A good, responsible, collegial team player, with a positive attitude, willingness to learn and a caring heart for service
  • Excellent administration skills and a good eye and attention for detail

Other Information

Candidates who do not possess the stipulated educational requirements and/or work experience may be considered. If successful in their job application, they will be offered a job title and salary package commensurate with their educational qualifications and work experience