The nonprofit Hinrich Foundation is hiring a Program Manager, Education Partnerships, to manage and develop the foundation’s education partnerships with export trade industry employers.

The role will involve identifying and targeting corporate employers in international trade looking to develop their talent pipeline through work-integrated scholarships.

The objective is to strengthen synergies between industry and academia to help companies, scholars and universities contribute more to individual, corporate and economic development.

Program Manager, Education Partnerships

Program Manager, Education Partnerships

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The Hinrich Foundation is a philanthropic organization which focuses on creating and supporting educational programs that integrate core academic learning with real-world relevance in export trade.

We believe there is an urgent need for talent development in Asia’s export trade sector. Our Partner Scholarship Program aims to better align the needs of employers with the career aspirations of candidates and the offerings of educational institutions.

To that end, our Partner Scholarship Program combines tertiary education in trade related disciplines (management, marketing, sales) with Work Integrated Learning (also known as sandwich or coop programs). We partner with likeminded trade corporations operating in the Asian regions to cosponsor scholarships and provide internships and work opportunities to scholarship candidates.

We aim to lead change in the integration of work and study, transform expectations, promote lifelong learning and create leaders in global trade.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated individual to manage this program, reporting to the Program Director.[/vc_column_text]2. Job scope summary
The Program Manager, Education Partnerships will manage and develop the foundation’s education partnerships with trade industry employers.

The role will involve:

  • Business development: Identifying and targeting corporate employers in the export trade industry and converting these to new scholarship partner relationships.
  • Account management: Managing relationships with the foundation’s corporate employer partners, who coinvest with the foundation in scholarships and provide internships and employment opportunities.
  • Thought leadership: Representing the foundation in industry and education forums, promoting the concepts of work integrated learning, integrated scholarships and lifelong learning.
  • Strategy: Leading the development of the Partner Scholarship Program
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The Program Manager, Education Partnerships will be responsible for:

• Business development
– Identifying corporate employers across the export trade value chain and developing relationships with key personnel within business units and human resources departments.
– Developing and presenting scholarship proposals based on employer needs to meet
specific, measurable outcomes for the partners and the foundation.
– Signing up new employers to the program.

• Account management
– Actively partnering with corporations in the export trade industry.
– Working with partners to retain and expand their scholarship programs.
– Service delivery of scholarships through planning, course selection, budgeting, marketing, applicant selection, internships and employment placements.

• Thought leadership
– Representing the foundation in industry and education forums.
– Promoting the concepts of work integrated learning, integrated scholarships and lifelong learning.
– Collaborating with the foundation’s communications team in the ongoing development and execution of a strategic communications plan to support focus area work and further the foundation’s vision for human development.

• Strategy
– Researching the development of Work Integrated Learning globally.
– Researching the skill development needs of the export trade sector.
– Leading the development of the Partner Scholarship Program based on the evolving
needs of the industry and the results of similar programs globally.

• Team management
– Managing, supervising and coaching program staff involved in running the program,
currently 4 staff in Vietnam and Hong Kong.
– Evaluating, recommending and updating current procedures and practices across all
areas with a clear focus on providing a professional partnering experience.
– Developing and maintaining an online presence, including social media, for the programs to create awareness and build an engaged and active community of alumni of the programs.
– Establishing effective lines of communication with all stakeholders in order to facilitate coordination and efficient flow of information.

• Administrative
– Ensuring timely and accurate budget setting and tracking.
– Taking responsibility for semiannual planning and monthly reporting.[/vc_column_text]4. Requirements & Preferences
Candidates should have a deep interest in talent development with a clientservice
attitude. Candidates should have an appreciation of the role that export trade plays in economic development.

The foundation’s Partner Scholarship Program is unique and therefore we encourage
candidates from a variety of backgrounds to apply, such as candidates with:

• Experience in providing tailored consulting services to corporations such as HR consulting.
• A working understanding of scholarship programs, internship programs or management development programs.
• Education industry, talent development or HR administration experience.

Education & career experience
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a business discipline.
– 5-7 years’ work experience, including experience in the Asian region.
– Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
– Staff management experience.

Leadership & management
– Demonstrated record of setting operational priorities, implementing systems and policies, and leading teams to success.
– A strategic thinker capable of creating and deploying an effective operational vision, framework and culture.
– Demonstrated capacity for managing a team to execute on priorities.
– Expertise in identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring or otherwise helping them to improve their knowledge or skills.

Internal & external communications
– Excellent written and spoken English communications skills.
– Ability to effectively collaborate both internally and externally to accomplish objectives.
– Strong executive presence and influencing skills to convene and convince others to act on compelling logic and common best interests.
– Capacity to initiate and foster strategic partnerships across business, government and academia.
– Asian language skills preferred by not essential.

Strategic acumen
– Intellectual agility and the ability to analyze, think critically, and understand emerging education reform issues and identify new opportunities.
– Capacity to think creatively and practically about future possibilities in and across the educational system.

Interpersonal skills
– The successful candidate will exhibit selfawareness and an understanding of others that enhances interpersonal communication and management abilities.[/vc_column_text]5. Reporting
The Partner Program Manager will report to the Program Director who is responsible for all of the foundation’s education programs (and who reports to the CEO of the foundation). Regional travel is required.[/vc_column_text]6. Salary & benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will include standard local staff benefits.[/vc_column_text]7. How to apply
Please send cover letter and CV to by 15 January 2016.[/vc_column_text]

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Consulting (Business & Management)

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Hinrich Foundation

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51-200 employees.

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Regular hours, Mondays to  Fridays.

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Miscellaneous, Allowance, Medical, Dental.

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“COMPANY OVERVIEW” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:14||color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”” css=”.vc_custom_1452147707837{background-color: #cccccc !important;}”]About the Hinrich Foundation
The Hinrich Foundation believes sustainable global trade promotes peace. It aims to encourage the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities undertaken by individuals, companies, industries and countries by focusing on three program areas:

  • Trade related education & training: We sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade. The Hinrich Foundation offers scholarships to students from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao and China to study in Hong Kong, Thailand, The Philippines and the U.S. We give our scholars internships and on-the-job training in export related companies and organizations in 10 countries.
  • Export trade assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade. Through the Export Trade Assistance, the Hinrich Foundation connects exporters in developing Asia with buyers worldwide.
  • International trade policy research: We believe that the health of the global economy and peace between nations depend on countries having productive trade relationships, which requires open, fact-based dialogues. We initiate research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making in support of open, free, transparent and fair global trade.

“WHY JOIN US” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:14||color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”” css=”.vc_custom_1452147726388{background-color: #cccccc !important;}”]Join one of the most dynamic and exciting companies in Asia. At Hinrich Foundation, you’ll work with exceptional people in an organization which recognizes that everyone has a valuable contribution to make. Team members are given the opportunity and training to develop their potential to the fullest.

If you are skilled, outgoing, proactive and can thrive in a dynamic, multicultural setting, then we want you.

Interested in joining our team? Explore the exciting career opportunities now available.