PKU Shenzhen is seeking a qualified individual with native-level English, Chinese language proficiency and a strong work ethic to guide the internationalization efforts of the university-wide administration.
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKUSZ) is a satellite graduate campus of China's prestigious Peking University. It was established in 2001 and currently has over 3000 graduate students. Two of the academic schools offer English-taught programs: the HSBC Business School (PHBS) and the School of Transnational Law (STL). Furthermore, each year, it is home to 200+ international students who come from over 50 different countries worldwide.
Position: Administrative, Full-time
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Contract: 3 years with possibility of renewal
The international affairs coordinator (IAC) is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the internationalization efforts of PKUSZ and managing the school's English language news media. The IAC offers direct service to international students as a community resource and collaborator across multiple departments. In addition, the IAC contributes to strategic planning and facilitates the implementation of internationalization plans, evaluates progress and models effective intercultural communication practices. Ideal candidates must be creative, open-minded and quick to learn and adapt.
The IAC works within the International Affairs Office of PKU Shenzhen and reports to the office director Prof. Zhou Qiang.
■ Plan and manage the Orientation of new incoming international students
■ Manage and update the PKU Shenzhen English website
■ Assist with international affairs, including making arrangements for international visitors, international conferences and translating school materials
■ Assist faculty with the development of international partnerships and internationalization policy
■ Plan on-campus and off-campus cross-cultural events
■ Liaise with university offices and maintain comprehensive information and support services regarding international students
■ Manage the English language media team and social media accounts and create high-quality content to be shared across various platforms
■ Collaborate and build relationships with community organizations to plan events and promote international student community engagement
■ Manage the Campus Advisor program, Chinese student assistants who assist with international student support
■ Aptly respond to student emergencies and unexpected circumstances and ensure student safety
■ Other duties as assigned
■ Bachelor's degree
■ Native English speaker with excellent writing skills
■ 2 years of related work experience
■ Working proficiency in Mandarin Chinese
■ Degree in education, international education, international relations, communications, management, Chinese or other related discipline
■ Intercultural competency and respect for diverse backgrounds and cultures
■ Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest with working in student services
■ Experience creating engaging content for social media or traditional media
■ Administrative work experience at a university
■ Preferred work and/or study experience in China
■ English resume/CV
■ Cover letter explaining your fit and reasons for being interested
■ English writing sample of 500 words of any topic that best supports your application
■ Recommendation letter from a previous employer
■ Public medical insurance (Government Social Security Card)
■ CNY bonus and gifts during the year
■ Opportunity to rapidly improve Mandarin level in a Chinese language working environment
■ Low-rent talent apartment or free room on campus
Interested applicants should send the following materials to the International Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org:
1.Resume with photo
2.Formal cover letter that outlines your qualifications and experience
3.English writing sample of at least 500 words; any topic that best supports your application
Feel free to reach out with any questions to Nathan Faber at email@example.com. Applications will close as soon as the position is filled.