Officer, Career Support & Industry Relations - British University Vietnam (BUV) - The first QS 5-star university in Vietnam
Officer, Career Support & Industry Relations
Officer, Career Support & Industry Relations
Officer, Career Support & Industry RelationsJob Description

BRITISH UNIVERSITY VIETNAM (BUV)

British University Vietnam (BUV) is the first and only international university in Vietnam to directly award British degrees from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University. BUV is rated a 5 Star university of excellence by the world-recognised QS accreditor and is also recognised with a university-wide accreditation from the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

BUV has three main brand drivers:

  • Offering accredited British and international higher education and training in Vietnam.
  • Providing 5-star university campuses, learning spaces, and services.
  • Including a compulsory personal and social growth program that prepares students for the future of life and work.

Established in 2009, BUV provides teaching for undergraduate and graduate programmes. Employability rates for students are exceptionally high with 100% of graduates from BUV either employed or continuing higher education within 3 months after graduation.

With a wide network of more than 300 enterprise partners in various fields and 12-week internship programmes, BUV helps students gain professional knowledge and practical skills to meet employers’ requirements as well as be ready to develop their careers immediately after graduation.

Students study at BUV’s award-winning campus in the Ecopark Township near Hanoi. With its state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and iconic design, BUV is recognised as one of the best educational environments in Southeast Asia.

POSITION PURPOSE

As a member of Career Services & Industry Relations Team – Student Engagement Department, the position acts as the connection between BUV and the industry. He or she is responsible for identifying, developing, and maintaining university-industry partnerships, with a focus on career services related collaborations, including but not limited to supporting employers to promote internship and job opportunities to BUV students and alumni, inviting guest speakers and other types of industry involvements into the academic, employability and other extra-curricular activities of the University. The role will act as BUV’s primary contact point to work with the University’s potential and current industry partners.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  1. University-industry partnerships
  • Act as the primary contact with new and current industry partners, including big corporations, SMEs, local and international organisations, public and private sector, … to elaborate the win-win partnerships, such as:
    • Organising activities such as career talks, skill workshops, recruitment days, career fair, company visits and field trips, guest lectures, and so on. Partners can collaborate in terms of being participants, contributing guest speakers, co-host, and sponsoring (financial & non-financial).
    • Sharing and creating employment opportunities for students and alumni, such as internships and jobs upon employers’ recruitment needs, tailor-made work placement and work shadowing for specific groups of students.
    • Providing case studies and expertise advice for academic modules, student competitions, and so on.
  • Promote the presence of BUV Career Services to industry networks, especially the human resources and professional community, by a diversified range of approaches, such as attending networking events, career talks, professional/ expertise conference; mailing and mass e-mailing; and involvements in Business and Professional Associations.
  • Maintain and develop the partner networks, new forms of university-industry partnerships in terms of supporting student’s professional, personal and social development to ensure the meaningfulness and sustainability of the partnerships.
  • Organise industry relations related events and activities, such as Corporate Appreciation, MOU/ Partnership Signing, etc.
  • Secretary for BUV School Industry Advisory Board’s operations and meetings.
  1. Career services support
  • Work closely with other members of Career Services & Industry Relations Team as well as any relevant stakeholders to ensure the quality of career services provision for students and partners.
  • Advertise and market internship and job openings, recruitment programmes and campaign, employer branding to students on campus and online channels.
  • Work closely with Career Consultants in maximizing successful placements, providing students with insightful advice to identify suitable career choices, prepare CVs, Cover Letter, interview skills, job referrals, etc.
  1. Operation & Administration
  • Customer Services: Ensure quality customer services & timely responses to a variety of written requests from corporate partners, students and parents for information relating to career services via telephone, correspondence and/or electronic mail.
  • Database: Maintain and improve the career placement database that can capture collaborations between the university and industry partners.
  • Record & Filling system: Maintain and update the record of keeping and filing system of job postings, employer contacts, industry partners, alumni database and status, students, etc.
  • Administration: Assist in the administration of the operations of the jobs in charge.
  1. Others
  • Participate and support in other extracurricular activities of the department.
  • Assist the department in preparing periodic reports and newsletter updates for Management and the University
  • Assist the Student Engagement Department in other areas when the need arises.
  • Undertake any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

COMPETENCIES (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

Essential

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Relations Management, Education, Human Resources, and relevant majors.
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in B2B partnership development, relations management, sales, and relevant roles.
  • Strong partnership management and networking skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Vietnamese with the ability to correct English and Vietnamese usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Passionate in supporting young people’s professional development.

Desirable

  • Master’s Degree
  • Well-informed of labour market trends, employer needs, recruitment practices, career aptitude and assessment tools, and best career services provision practices.
  • Candidates who have experience in recruitment consultancy firms, higher education setting, and international and multi-cultural work environments, with various connections in different industry sectors including businesses, corporates, NGO and NPO…etc.
  • Excellent workload and time management.

COMPETENCIES (behavioural)

Essential

  • Proactive and Ownership-taking
  • Customer & Service Orientation
  • Relationship Building & Networking
  • Strong Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking skills
  • Creative Thinking & Innovation
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Planning & Organising
  • Result-orientation
  • Detailed-oriented
  • Flexibility and Cultural Awareness
Job Title
Officer, Career Support & Industry Relations
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Associate Manager, Career Services & Alumni Relations
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BENEFITS

  • Highly competitive salary package (plus benefits) for Vietnamese and expatriate candidates depending on qualifications/experience;
  • 13th month Tet bonus (Vietnamese candidates);
  • Annual cost of living adjustment;
  • Annual salary increases and bonuses based on performance;
  • Recognition & awards programmes;
  • 20 days annual leave, plus Xmas closure, public holidays and 5 days paid sick leave;
  • Healthcare plan (Private accident, medical, and dental insurance, including annual health checks);
  • Education support for staff, spouse and children;
  • Relocation allowance to cover visa/flights/initial days accommodation
  • Support and assistance in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam;
  • Transportation support;
  • Business travel insurance;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Various staff events throughout the year (outings, year-end party, sports activities and other events);
  • Onsite fitness and sports centre;
  • Opportunity to work within a professional and multicultural environment.
Officer, Career Support & Industry RelationsApplication

Interested candidates should prepare an up-to-date CV and application letter indicating for which position you are applying. Please then select SUBMIT YOUR CV button on our JOBS AT BUV webpage or email to hr@buv.edu.vn. We will invite short-listed candidates for interviews. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIGNITY AT WORK POLICY

All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality and diversity in all activities. This commitment is enshrined in the BUV mission statement and our core values.

Every member of staff has a responsibility to ensure colleagues are treated with dignity and respect. The University is committed to creating a work environment for all staff that is free from harassment, intimidation and any other forms of bullying at work, where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and professional courtesy.

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Contact details

  • Contact Name: Human Resources Department
  • Method of contact: Email or post
  • Address: Ecopark township, Van Giang, Hung Yen
  • Email: hr@buv.edu.vn
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