DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION)
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts is entering an important and vital time in its strategic and academic developments, having currently attained the impressive QS ranking of No.1 in Asia and No. 10 in the World. It is now strongly positioned to develop and implement innovative and sector leading programmes across all of its six Schools. These programmes leverage the Academy’s unique multi-disciplinary learning environment while acknowledging the unique learning methodologies and demands of each individual discipline. This development follows an intensive period of review of the Academy’s current curricula, which drew on the expertise of a broad range of leading international experts and consultants.
This intensive phase of development and implementation that the Academy has now entered will be remarked by developing campus infrastructure and facilities, as well as a student hostel to enrich teaching and learning experiences, and to foster the healthy development of tertiary education in the performing arts. To lead this key phase, the Academy is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director (Administration).
The key role of the Deputy Director (Administration) is to provide leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of campus planning, teaching and learning facilities management, and related administrative and operational functions of the Academy so that they provide the necessary structure to ensure the Academy is well positioned to fulfill its strategic objectives and academic growth. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director, Deputy Director (Academic), the Deans and Administrative Heads in overseeing and developing the administrative management of the Academy’s processes to ensure this outcome. The successful candidate will lead and oversee high quality functional services relating to the Academy’s operational management including finance and human resources management, campus planning and development, capital / building projects, space and facilities management, venue hiring and operations and student services.
Applications are now being sought from experienced and motivated individuals who have an interest in filling this role. Applicants should have:
- Demonstrable senior management experience in a leadership role in local and/or international tertiary institutions;
- Extensive track record in involving fiscal and administrative operations, developing and executing sizable capital / building projects, risk management and solutions;
- Knowledge in building and construction designs, technologies and green initiatives;
- Experience in liaison work with government departments, statutory bodies, business and professional sectors;
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; and
- High level of written and spoken proficiency in the English and Chinese. Fluency in Putonghua would be an advantage.
The position will be offered for a four-year period with the possibility of a further extension following an appropriate review process. The benefit package includes 15% end of contract gratuity, leave, housing allowance, medical and dental scheme, and airfare allowance as appropriate.
Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:
The Human Resources Office
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Closing date for application is 3 July 2021. For further details about the Academy, please visit its website at www.hkapa.edu. Please quote the reference code ‘DepD(A)’ on the application.
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