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Deputy Director, Strategic Partnership and Engagement

Who We Are

As Singapore's first institute for lifelong learning, the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) champions inclusivity to bring education to all and ensure that they are given equal opportunities to develop to their fullest potential in our diverse learning environment.

We advocate for the same for our people. We believe everyone should have equal opportunities and develop to their fullest potential in their careers.

Embark on an exciting lifelong journey with us in making a positive difference in your career and serving our society.

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About the job

Responsible for assisting the Cluster Head to manage the External Relations and Communications and Marketing teams within SUSS.

What You Will Be Doing

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Cluster Head to provide strategic direction, planning, and development of engagement and communication strategies to cultivate and develop strategic partnerships internally and externally. 
  • Identify and establish strategic alliances and tie-ups with key stakeholders and partners, including government, companies and businesses, institutions, and associations.
  • Leverage the University’s relationship with key external institutional and industry stakeholders and partners including government, companies and businesses, institutions & associations, both domestically and internationally, to further the goals of SUSS and support the offerings of the University.
  • Generate leads, provide development and facilitation support to various potential partnership tie-up, which include identifying and seeking participation in regional and international platforms to foster promotion of international relations and collaborations.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the standards & protocol, policies, and procedures for engagements with external parties on strategic collaborations and relationship building as well as communications and marketing.
  • Oversee the management of the budgets related to the Cluster, ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficient use of resources.
  • Lead, motivate and manage the teams in creating a positive, innovative, and high performing culture.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Minimum of 15 years working experience in relevant fields, such as business development, partnership & collaborations, with at least past 8 years in a supervising role.
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a team to achieve goals.
  • Ability to think strategically and contribute to the overall strategic direction of the Cluster.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to assess and address opportunities and challenges.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Always observe a code of strict confidentiality

What do we offer

At SUSS, we advocate the Spirit of Learning and pride ourselves as lifelong learners. You will gain access to various learning platforms and plenty of development opportunities to support your growth in a meaningful career!  Besides that, you will also get:

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Hybrid Work Arrangement (Subject to Job Role)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Flex Benefits
  • Family Care Leaves
  • Volunteer Service Leaves
  • Wellness & Recreation Activities
  • Lifelong Learning Opportunities
  • Career Development Opportunities through Internal Job Postings and Transfers

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to apply directly to our Career Portal. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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