The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) invites nominations and applications for the position of Head of Public Affairs.

Established by the Government in 1989, the University is a financially independent and thriving student-oriented institution, providing tertiary education principally through open access and flexible learning.  It has extended its credit-bearing offerings to include full-time face-to-face mode since 2001.  Other than making available programme offers in Mainland China, the University is also implementing an e-learning plan on a global basis. The University currently offers programmes and courses at certificate, diploma, associate degree, degree and higher degree levels through five academic units, namely, School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration, School of Education & Languages, School of Science & Technology and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional & Continuing Education.

The University has a total student population of some 18,000 including over 6,000 studying in the full-time face-to-face mode.  It is also developing a new college at a site in Chung Hau Street, Homantin for full-time intakes, specifically in the areas of creative arts, nursing & health and testing & certification.

The University is looking for a high-calibre professional to lead, develop and implement an integrated corporate communication, marketing and other necessary endeavours to help the University fulfil its mission and strategic objectives.

The Head of Public Affairs shall be responsible to the President for the overall management of the Public Affairs Unit.  He/she shall see to the effective functioning of the Public Affairs Unit, including undertaking strategic analysis and planning, handling public relations, enhancing the image of the University, mounting effective marketing campaigns for recruitment of students, fostering alumni relations, soliciting donations, sponsorship and collaboration partners, publishing newsletters and the University annual report and running the Information Centre as an efficient hub for enquiries and information dissemination.

Nominees and applicants should possess a recognized degree, preferably a higher degree, broad relevant experience at senior level and proven records of success in relevant fields.  The appointee must possess dynamic leadership and high integrity.  He/she should be self-motivated, resourceful and visionary.  A creative mind, sound judgment, excellent inter-personal and effective management skills, high language proficiency in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) as well as interest in and passion for education are vital to the success of the role.

Remuneration Package

The University will offer the right candidate an attractive remuneration package which includes basic salary, monthly composite cash allowance, annual leave, medical & dental benefits, contract-end gratuity and life insurance coverage.  The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed-term contract (renewable subject to mutual consent).


Interested parties should write in strict confidence to the Head of Human Resources, The Open University of Hong Kong, by mail to Room A1019, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon or by fax at 2392 9132 or by email to hruwww@ouhk.edu.hk. A detailed curriculum vitae with names of three referees should be enclosed. Nominations and applications should be received not later than 28 December 2012.

Guide to Appointment

The “Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicants” is also available at the above website.

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Modified Date: Nov 30, 2012