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Job ID: 104815

Chief Operating Officer
Curtin University Malaysia

Date Posted Mar. 20, 2018
Title Chief Operating Officer
University Curtin University Malaysia
Department Office of Pro Vice Chancellor
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2018
  • Miri, Sarawak
  • Other Executive Categories
  • Student Affairs
    Human Resources
    Financial Planning/Budget Management
    Business & Administration
    Senior Administration
    University Administration

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for oversight and management of the operational aspects of the university including Finance and Human Resource functions. The main focus is to provide a conducive infrastructure, facilities and operational environment.

Accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Oversee and contribute to the development of strategic and business planning of the campus infrastructure and managing the overall organisation’s operations to achieve operational goals and objectives, while ensuring that organisational and budgetary arrangements are aligned to optimize the ability to reach the university’s strategic goals.
  • Oversee, direct and manage operations including general administration, information technology, housing, sports and recreational, campus services, security services, student affairs department, Finance and Human Resources.
  • Performance accountability utilizing approved measurements of all internal and external processes with accurate and complete reporting on the operating conditions of all departments under the COO.
  • Liaise with government bodies; local and federal and the business communities to further enhance the relationship and promote the university.

Selection Criteria:

  • Possess a postgraduate qualification from a recognised institution or appropriate related experience with a substantial previous experience in higher education or related industry.
  • Relevant experience in relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business development and strategic planning.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the workings of government sectors and regulations would be an added advantage.
  • Highly developed strategic and operational leadership capabilities.
  • Have the vision, drive, energy and initiative to promote and lead change in a progressive and dynamic environment.
  • Proven track record in similar roles in managing organizations, business and people.

Key Skills:

  • Leadership and team building.
  • People management skills.
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Management and strong organisational skills.
  • Able to produce clear and accurate reports.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a latest resume which includes addressing the selection criteria, a covering letter, names and contact details of at least two referees and certified copies of your academic credentials.

For write-in application, please forward your applications to:
Staffing Management Section,
Human Resource Department,
Curtin University Malaysia,
CDT 250, 98009 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia

Or email to:

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

CLOSING DATE: The post will remain opened until filled.

  • We offer attractive remuneration package to the right candidates.

    Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd reserves the right to appoint by invitation.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Servia Gindi
    Human Resources
    Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
    Cdt 250
    Miri, Sarawak 98009


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