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School of Design

Project Associate

(Ref. 22061306)

[Appointment period: twenty-four months initially, with possibility of further appointment]

Duties

The appointee will assist the project leader in the project – “Promotion of undergraduate programmes and community engagement” and engage secondary school students about the exciting new curriculum. The appointee will have a dual reporting line to the Assistant Dean and the marketing team of the School to plan and execute enrolment initiatives for the undergraduate programmes. He/She should have strong relationship with secondary schools and senior year places feeder institutions previously established through creative engagement programmes with young students, teachers and parents. Experience in building volunteer or student ambassador teams will be useful in providing a welcoming and hospitable environment for visitors through guided tours of facilities, exhibitions and other inspirational activities. The ability to work with and communicate across different age groups will ensure success of this position. He/She will be required to:

(a) initiate, plan and organize public programmes and events to arouse awareness and interests in the School’s undergraduate programmes;

(b) familiarise and articulate information of exhibitions, events and academic programmes organized by the School and/or held at the gallery of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower;

(c) segment audience for different design disciplines;

(d) promote activities online and offline, report on effectiveness and continuously fine-tune communication strategy;

(e) build and maintain a contact list of secondary school careers teachers;

(f) represent the School at recruitment talks and fairs;

(g) publish creative and aesthetically appealing materials through online and print;

(h) answer applicants’ questions on undergraduate programmes or choosing an appropriate study path;

(i) evaluate and report on student experience to enhance future student onboarding;

(j) act as an ambassador of the School and conduct tours of exhibitions and facilities at the School; 

(k) recruit, train and manage a roster of student helpers to conduct good quality tours and activities;

(l) handle a wide range of visitors skillfully, including officials and VIPs;

(m) assist in copywriting and production of marketing collaterals in textual, visual and video formats; and 

(n) perform any other duties as assigned by the project leader or her delegates.

The appointee will be required to work occasionally during non-office hours and weekends to cater for the needs of visitors and activities.

Qualifications

Applicants should:

(a) have a master’s degree or a good honours degree with three or more years of research/relevant work experience;

(b) have a clear understanding of what design is;

(c) have an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese including Putonghua;

(d) be mature and presentable;

(e) be an effective communicator and enjoy meeting people;

(f) be articulate, fast learning, and highly savvy with new technologies; and

(g) be highly organized and able to work independently.

Preference will be given to those with working experience in secondary schools or organizations which work closely with local and international secondary schools.

Applicants are invited to contact Ms Anita Law at tel no. 2766 4925 or email anita.law@polyu.edu.hk for further information.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. 


 Consideration of applications will commence on 20 June 2022 until the position is filled.



Posting date: 13 June 2022