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Director of Communications and Public Affairs (Post Ref.: 18/162/CT)

Lingnan University

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Director of Communications and Public Affairs (Post Ref.: 18/162/CT)



Technical Skills

  • Corporate Communications
  • PR
  • Press Releases

Job Description

Director of Communications and Public Affairs (Post Ref.: 18/162/CT)

Location: Tuen Mun

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(Post Ref.: 18/162/CT)

The appointee will be responsible for the overall development and implementation of effective public relations strategies and programmes at the University.  Specifically he/she is expected to formulate strategies and undertake close liaison with various stakeholders of the University, other educational institutions, government departments, business sectors, the public and the media for projecting a positive image and promoting the unique brand of the University.  Moreover, the appointee is required to provide strong leadership and coordination for the successful organization and launching of a wide range of publicity activities and events for the University.  He/She will also oversee the production of related University publications and promotional materials.

Applicants should have a relevant University degree. The ideal candidate should possess substantial experience in corporate communications in particular digital marketing, extensive ties with the media and the local community, a proven record of managerial competence, and strong bilingual writing skills including the ability to draft attention-grabbing, precise and concise press releases. As a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, he/she should have an excellent command of both English and Chinese (including Putonghua) as well as strong public speaking skills, and be self-driven, innovative and able to work under pressure. Relevant working experience in higher education institutions will be a definite advantage. Candidates with less experience will be considered for the position of Associate Director.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to sit for a written test in both English and Chinese.

Salary and Benefits
The rank and commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, housing allowance, mandatory provident fund and gratuity.

Application Procedure
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email: [email redacted, apply via Jobable] (as attachment in MS Word format).  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only. 

Review of applications will continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Employment TypeFull-time
Education LevelDoctoral