Manager of Communications Office at UM-SJTU

UM-SJTU Joint Institute

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Manager of Communications Office

Job Summary & Responsibility

  1. Marketing, communications and public relations
  • Be responsible for designing and implementing MC& PR related programs and activities, and facilitate internal and external communications.
  • Be responsible for the editorial direction, design, production, and distribution of all institution’s publications.
  • Coordinate media interests in the JI and ensure regular contacts with target media and make an appropriate response to media requests.
  • Organize and cooperate with PR campaigns as assigned, such as admissions-related marketing and special publicity events.
  • Provide assistance to SJTU and UM staff on PR related tasks.
  • Maintain and develop a good relationship with media within and outside SJTU and UM.
  1. Planning and Budgeting
  • Be responsible for achieving the agreed missions, goals and financial objectives relative to marketing/communications/public relations. Implement the performance-based evaluation systems and report progress to the Executive Director and Board.
  • Develop short and long-term plans and the corresponding budgets for the MC & PR program, projects, campaigns, and activities; monitor the progress; assure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Recommend short- and long- term organizational goals and objectives to Executive Director/ Dean.
  1. Operational Management
  • Exercise effective management within the M&C+ PR function, with the provision of resources and supports available; provide and deliver the smooth and high-quality service to staff and faculty.
  • Recruit, train, appraise, supervise, support, develop, promote, and guide qualified personnel, both paid and volunteer in the M&C department.
  • Lead projects and manage products of promotional print and electronic materials, such as brochures, posters, E-newsletters, souvenirs, and standard stationery, promotional templates with institutional visual identity.
  • Control promotional product quality & cost; oversee the procurement process including price negotiation and the administration of vendors, external suppliers, and service agreements.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the institute’s management team, division/department leads, and colleagues regarding departmental activities.
  1. Documentations
  • Be responsible for drafting proposals, reports and announcements, which are related to the departmental planning, strategy and administrative tasks.
  • Help formulate and administer policies to ensure the integrity of the JI, such as staff handbook, office operation procedure, and other policies.
  • Departmental (yearly) report required by the institute and other superior/governing organizations.
  1. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director or Deans.

Job Requirements

  1. Master’s Degree. Majoring in journalism, marketing, public relations or related field is desirable.
  2. Excellent English/ Chinese language written and verbal skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Good organizational and collaboration skills; Sensitive about news; Adequate photography and graphic design/ editing skills; Customer service/care oriented skills; Basic IT skills.
  3. A minimum of 8 years’ managerial experience in marketing, commutations, or public relations with demonstrated track record; Evidenced experience on writing press release, making presentations and negotiating with media; Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.
  4. Enjoy the campus atmosphere, good personality.

Materials applicants should provide:

  1. CV in both Chinese and English
  2. English cover letter
  3. Degree certificate or recommendation form
  4. Portfolio of work product is required when you apply.
  5. Two References

Annual salary: 20-27w

If you are interested in the position, please send the required materials to Email: Please mention the position you applied for in the email title.


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