Administrative Assistant to General Manager (Fixed term)

Administrative Assistant to General Manager (Fixed term)

Job title

Administrative Assistant to General Manager (Fixed term)



OSCAR (Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research)



Suzhou, Jiangsu, PR. China中国江苏苏州

Salary Range

A competitive remuneration package will apply,depending on experience



Fixed term (six months)


Reporting to

General Manager 向总经理负责

Additional Information

The start date for this post is Dec 2019


Closing date

The closing date is 10 Nov 2019.


The role 职务

The Administrative Assistant to the General Manager will provide administrative and secretarial support to the GM and assist to ensure the effective operations of the Centre.


Responsibilities 职责

To provide a diary management, administrative and secretarial support service for the General Manager of the Centre, including responding to postal correspondence, telephone calls, emails, diverting such correspondence to other staffs where appropriate. 为总经理提供日常管理、行政和秘书支持等协助,包括负责就相关的邮政函件、电话、电子邮件等进行回应,将相应信息转达给其他员工。

Draft weekly newsletter, monthly newsletter, proposals, reports, PPT slides, etc. for the General Manager, either in Chinese or English. Desirable: have relevant experience in media.为总经理起草周报、月刊,中英文提案、报告、幻灯片等。有媒体工作经验优先。

Be responsible for calendar management, event planning, and travel arrangements for the GM. Ensure the appropriate coordination of meetings and other big events, including agenda and minutes preparation, venue booking, catering etc.


Assist to receive the visitors and guests to the Centre.


Assist General Manager with HR related work


Manage the administration of recruitment exercises which will include sourcing resumes, generating letters to applicants, arrange interviews etc. Prepare and file the recruiting documents.


Assist to run the OSCAR Summer Internship Program procedure, including but not limited to collecting internship vacancies, posting internships on Oxford Careers Service, etc.


Undertake other projects and activities as directed by the General Manager to support the operations of the Centre.


Selection criteria 选拔标准

· Experience of managing administrative processes and reception or customer facing work.


· Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both Modern Standard (Mandarin) Chinese and English.


· The ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, and a willingness to resolve situations, as well as knowing when to refer issues to others.


· Problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgment and ability to prioritize workload during busy periods


· Ability to use standard computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PPT).


· Master’s degree and/or relevant business administration experience.



Guidance for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying for posts at the Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR). Please read the following tips to help you proceed with the application process.

Before the application: 

Please read carefully the job description and selection criteria for the post for which you are applying at the OSCAR website: to determine whether you have the required skills, knowledge, and experience as advertised. Please DO NOT apply for the posts which are currently unavailable. We typically receive many applications for each post, and so you will need to show in a covering letter how you meet the essential criteria and the desirable criteria in order to be shortlisted for interview.

Required Application documents:

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  3. Email content: please include your contact information, name, telephone number, and any dates for which you would not be available for interview.

Covering letter (no longer than one page)

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Curriculum Vitae (CV, no longer than 8 pages)

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Thank you again for your interest in applying for a post at OSCAR.

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Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research




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