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Position Summary:

In cooperation with YCCECE values and objective, the project vision is to nurture kindergarteners for STEM education. Strong evidence has suggested that early investment in early childhood education has paid off, particularly in the increasingly competitive global economy. Early preparation for STEM education helps to ameliorate the learning gaps among children with different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Accessible early experience prevents these gaps from persisting or even growing. This project is one of the very first projects to systematically develop Hong Kong’s own model for early STEM education.
Communities of Practice are expert-led peer-to-peer learning networks of people with a shared area of expertise who use the community as a platform to share knowledge, provide professional support and collaborate on common interests. The anticipated project will support the Community of Practice comprised of educators, school leaders and families who use face-to-face meetings and virtual platforms to share the best teaching practices and identify learning opportunities to improve the project implementation. The job holder will perform the following duties:
1. Provide support to Community of Practice members, including responding to requests for information and supporting logistics for Community of Practice related events
2. Support facilitation of Community of Practice meetings, online and in person
3. Maintain online platforms to support virtual PCs and provide remote user support as needed
4. Provide overall support to the project staff
5. Create, initiate and follow up with weekly posts on all Community of Practice online platforms
6. Set up and manage online events (e.g. webinars, working groups) and info
7. Write, manage, and participate in various community sub-groups
8. Support the implementation of organizational capacity and development activities

Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess a higher degree, preferably master, and have teaching and programme development experience in the education field
1. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, International Studies, Psychology, social science, Information technology, communications, business, sociology or a related field.
2. At least 2 years of experience working in a role with some combination of administrative, organizational, leadership or communications responsibilities.
3. Exceptional communications skills and writing skills in English
4. Good communications skills in Cantonese and writing skills in Chinese
5. IT and social media skills, including the ability to set up and run virtual meetings and groups.
6. Strong organizational ability and a knack for managing competing priorities and multiple processes.
7. Experience working with professionals and families

Salary and Fringe Benefits:

Fixed terms with maximum of three years of contract. Remuneration is competitive and will be based on qualifications and relevant experience. The College offers group medical insurance, staff development support, annual leave and sick leave, and Mandatory Provident Fund to eligible appointee(s).

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to:
1. Submit an application letter with a full Curriculum Vitae, and copies of all graduate transcripts, and the names and contact details of three references.
2. Specify in the application letter current/latest salary and expected salary
3. Send applications to the Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education by email (recruit@yccece.edu.hk).
4. The College will review applications immediately and applications will be accepted until the posts are filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Important notes to Applicants:

1. Appointees will have to undergo a medical examination. Reimbursement of costs subject to a ceiling is applicable.
2. Local applicants will have to undergo a Sexual Conviction Record Check / Overseas applicants will have to present a police report before appointment can be confirmed.

The College also reserves the right to make an appointment by invitation.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.