THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY - Project Associate / Project Assistant - Spatial Stream (Full-time) (several posts)

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

JOCKEY CLUB DESIGN INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION 

Post Specification

 

Project Associate / Project Assistant - Spatial Stream (Full-time) (several posts)

[Appointment period: up to two years, with possibility of further appointment]

 

Duties
The appointees will assist the project leader in the research project - “Operation SoInno”.  They will be required to:

(a)        provide research and project management support to the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (JCDISI), including undertaking site analysis, urban design and community outreach activities;

 

(b)       research on the subjects of spatial design, social needs and social innovation to develop creative inter-disciplinary solutions to the social issues raised;

 

(c)        liaise with scholars, designers, researchers within the University and coordinate with external stakeholders, such as members of the community, civic groups, government bodies, corporations, media, charities, social enterprises and non-governmental organizations;

 

(d)       assist in the organization and evaluation of symposiums, workshops and action projects that fall under the spatial stream;

 

(e)        assist in preparation of project materials through JCDISI website, digital archive, social media platform, exhibition and publication; and

 

(f)        perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of JCDISI or his delegates.

 

The appointees may be required to work occasionally outside normal office hours, including Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Qualifications
Applicants for the Project Associate posts should have a master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, Health and Social Science, Social Work or Government and Law or a good honours degree in one of the said disciplines with at least three years of research/relevant work experience.

 Applicants for the Project Assistant posts should have an honours degree or an equivalent qualification in Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, Health and Social Science, Social Work or Government and Law.

 

Applicants should also: 

(a)        have solid research skills;

(b)       be interested in the social dimension of design and creative problem solving;

(c)        have experience in project management, community engagement and event management;  

(d)       be competent in using the Adobe Creative Suite, with proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp and Rhino being a distinct advantage;

(e)        have an excellent command of both written and spoken English and Chinese, with fluency in Putonghua being an advantage; and

 (f)        be adaptable, proactive and be able to multi-task and work under pressure.

 

Applicants are invited to contact Ms Alice Law at tel no. 3400 3435 or email disi.recruit@polyu.edu.hk for further information.

 

Remuneration

 A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

 

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