Manager job with UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES OF SINGAPORE

job description

Maps the capacity needs of the charitable sector, designs appropriate counseling and training projects to fill gaps with appropriate student resources and expertise.

Mapping of the sector

  • Conduct in-depth literature research on trends and priorities in the nonprofit ecosystem;
  • Identify potential partners as collaborators on data sharing, for example in areas such as fundraising and social impact assessment;
  • Study and map the fundraising development needs of charities (online and physical) and highlight student consultation opportunities and synergies with Inte-Co’s mandate;
  • Liaise with charities for consultation projects, from identification, concept to proposal development.

Project development and framing

  • Negotiate and establish a collaboration agreement with stakeholders on data sharing;
  • Work closely with faculty on research projects, as appropriate;
  • Assess the scope and depth of consultation projects and pre-engagement training required;
  • Write consultation proposals, including definition of required skills and resources (including students);
  • Research and apply for grants or funding for consulting projects, if applicable.

Project execution and monitoring

  • Recruit, evaluate and schedule students to consult projects;
  • Supervise the progress of the project and ensure the quality of the project deliverables;
  • Visit local charities to review projects, deliverables and impact;
  • Identify areas of need and support capacity building efforts of charitable organizations, including planning and design of management training;
  • Submit the final report on the conclusion of the project and identify key priority areas based on the needs, challenges and issues of the sector.

Job requirements

  • A postgraduate degree is required from a reputable university; a degree in social sciences will be a plus.
  • Preferably 4 to 6 years of related work experience. Senior candidates with a proven track record will also be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who have held administrative research positions in the central office of a large organization.
  • Proven leadership skills to inspire and engage multiple stakeholders at all levels, functioning effectively in a complex and ambiguous environment.
  • Good understanding of the research community; resilient and resourceful with good problem-solving and critical thinking skills to achieve research objectives.
  • Adhere to a high level of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in data analysis and communication of research results, financial projections and budgeting. Knowledge of R programming software and MySQL is preferred.
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.