• Senior Associate for Graduate and Advanced Education, Office of Graduate and Advanced Education (研究生与研修项目办公室高级助理)

    Posting Number 2018-4720
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/25/2018 2:52 AM)
    Shanghai-Provost's Office
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 52
    Business/Professional Administrative
  • Position Summary

    The Senior Associate for Graduate and Advanced Education will be responsible for supporting the various affairs of the Office of Graduate and Advanced Education (OGAE), which oversees the development and operation of programs related to master’s education, doctoral education, continuing education, and other closely related non-degree programs at NYU Shanghai. At all times, he/she will need to be an effective advocate for graduate education within the NYU Shanghai community and embody the standard of excellence the university expects of its graduate initiatives.


    The successful candidate will join the university during a time of significant anticipated growth in the OGAE and will have the opportunity to contribute in an impactful way to NYU Shanghai’s continued effort to become a leader in Chinese and international higher education.


    • Support the ongoing, day-to-day operation of existing and future OGAE programs, with a special focus on doctoral and research fellowship programs
    • Identify and implement programs to foster and promote intellectual and social community among the NYU Shanghai graduate student population
    • Work to enhance teaching opportunities and programs aimed at professional development for NYU Shanghai graduate students
    • Assist with process for securing Chinese Ministry of Education recognition of OGAE programs by drafting and preparing submissions
    • Serve as primary point-of-contact for graduate student collaboration with other Chinese universities, including East China Normal University
    • Support graduate student services through maintaining graduate student spaces on NYU Shanghai campus, developing student handbooks and manuals, drafting communications, and connecting students with resources
    • Assist in maintaining the OGAE’s communications presence through developing content/features to highlight OGAE programs, students, and faculty for Wechat and website publication, among other channels
    • Assist with graduate student admissions and recruitment initiatives
    • Contribute to the organization and planning of key OGAE events, such as student orientations, commencement ceremonies, academic activities, and others
    • Coordinate closely with other NYU Shanghai and NYU offices based in NY to ensure smooth operation of programs and to advocate for support of graduate students
    • Serve as on-ground liaison and support for occasional short-term courses or programs offered at NYU Shanghai by NYU schools in New York
    • Other related responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Advanced Education


    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree required, graduate degree preferred.
    • Study abroad experience highly valued.

    Required Experience

    • Minimum of 2-3 years working experience in project management or coordination in an English-language setting.
    • Working experience in international education sector highly valued.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Demonstrated ability to align one’s own goals with the strategic direction of an institution, understanding and supporting the institutional values while also thinking creatively about institutional problem-solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently in a cross-cultural environment, developing effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Highly attuned detail orientation with strong sense of personal integrity.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
    • Demonstrated ability to be forward-thinking and to take initiative, anticipating implications and consequences and identifying actions before situations require them.
    • Demonstrated ability to show concern and sensitivity for understanding the needs of customers and identifying how to satisfy them.
    • Proficiency in English required, with excellent speaking, writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications, Google Docs/Apps, other database applications and Internet research.
    • Working knowledge of web and social media tools highly valued.


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