Senior Manager/Associate Director (Department of Political Science)

National University of Singapore

Job Description

The candidate will manage all the department’s operations and supervise a small team of administrators in the department.


  • Work with Head and Deputy Heads to ensure the internal operations is effective and efficient while adhering to all policies and procedural guidelines.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to a small team of administrators to handle
    • curriculum planning, timetabling, module registration, examination scheduling and invigilation,
    • department seminars, open house, commencement events,
    • research matters,
    • finance, procurement, human resource, fixed asset inventory,
    • website maintenance,
    • facilities management,
    • and office administration in the department.
  • Approve procurement and payment requests and claims to a certain level of authority.
  • Work across functions with peers in the Dean’s Office and Business Partners to ensure collaboration and timely submission of reports.
  • Any ad-hoc duties assigned by the Dean’s Office, Deputy Heads or Reporting Manager.
  • Qualifications

    • A good master’s or bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
    • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in a higher education environment preferred.
    • Knowledge of EduRec, ModReg, CMS, CMIS, Concur and CHRS.
    • Good problem solver and people-oriented manager, able to lead and rally a team together.
    • Meticulous, analytical, organized, resourceful, independent and enjoy challenges.
    • Good written and communication skills.
    • Tact, discretion, and diplomacy to work with a diverse group from varying cultures; client-service attitude required.
    • Team player with the ability to interact well with faculty, staff, and students.

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    Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

    More Information

    Location: Kent Ridge Campus

    Organization: Arts & Social Sciences

    Department : Political Science

    Employee Referral Eligible:

    Job requisition ID : 17900

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