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Student Affairs Office

Section Head (Student Resources and Support)

(Ref. 240205007)

The Student Affairs Office is committed to supporting and advancing PolyU’s position as an innovative world-class university that provides the best holistic education to students.  The Office’s mission is to enhance the whole-person development and global perspective of students through quality services and programmes in the areas of Careers and Placement, Counselling and Wellness, Student Development as well as Student Resources and Support.  Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to students. For more information about the Student Affairs Office, please visit the website at: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/sao

Job Functions

Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Section Head (Student Resources and Support) will be required to:

(a) oversee the management of the student halls of residence;

(b) oversee and develop matters related to scholarships / prizes / awards and liaise with related donors, as well as matters related to financial assistance, campus work scheme, and liaison with related donors; 

(c) oversee and coordinate services and support to students with disabilities, special educational needs and non-local students; 

(d) coordinate and promote integration of students of diverse background; 

(e) oversee the management and development of Sports Centres; 

(f) oversee and coordinate SAO’s information technology development; and

(g) perform any other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students or his/her delegates.

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

(a) a recognised degree, preferably with a higher degree; 

(b) not less than ten years' post-qualification relevant experience at senior level in tertiary education institutions, university teaching/training, research, and/or programme design and management; 

(c) a passion for providing support and services to students, and enriching students' residential life experience; 

(d) extensive experience in designing special services and facilities for students with special needs with an excellent understanding of their needs; 

(e) audacity and capability to formulate innovative ideas in advancing student wellness, and in the continued development of the Office; 

(f) excellent analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills; 

(g) strong leadership, good administrative skills for supervising and overseeing the day-to-day operation and development of the Section; and  

(h) excellent communication and presentation skills, high proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage.

Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.

Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  


Consideration of applications will commence on 19 February 2024 until the position is filled. 



Posting date: 5 February 2024