Shatec Institutes

Director – Academic & Student Development


Job Responsibilities

Leads and manages the Academic and Student Development Department:
- Provides strong academic leadership and steers the academic department towards meeting organizational goals and objectives
- Directs all academic-related matters to ensure the smooth day-to-day operations and functioning of the school, in particular the planning of academic calendar and deployment of resources and teaching assignments
- Leads and manages the academic team to ensure excellence in training delivery, conduct of assessments and holistic student development activities

Compliance with regulatory requirements:
- Ensures compliance of academic and student matters with prevailing regulatory requirements and organisational policies

Curricula development and standards:
- Be responsible and accountable for the curricula design and development of all courses in SHATEC (for both PET and CET)
- Ensures that the SHATEC curricula is current, relevant, innovative and engaging
- Steers the e-learning and m-learning initiatives
- Serves as a member of the Academic Board and Examination Board


- Degree and/or professional qualifications in education or related field
- At least 10 years' relevant experience; comprehensive domain knowledge in the areas of learning and development and curricula development
- Preferably with hotel / tourism industry experience
- A “hands-on” leader with strong team-building and people management skills
- Excellent written communication skills, including report / proposal writing
- A good working knowledge of EduTrust, WSQ and Skills Framework

About the Organization

Established by the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) in 1983, an era which preceded structured education in hotel management in Singapore, SHATEC partnered the world-renowned Swiss École hôtelière de Lausanne to develop its earliest programmes and soon became the region’s first dedicated hotel school, training new entrants to ensure a continuous pipeline of talents for Singapore’s hospitality industry. Today, SHATEC is recognised for producing generations of accomplished hospitality professionals, entrepreneurs and renowned chefs across the globe.

A school for the industry by the industry, SHATEC has made its mark as a premium hospitality school with many of its graduates highly sought after by and holding key positions in the hospitality and tourism industry all over the world. Carrying its true brand promise that “the art of hospitality lies with the heart”, SHATEC believes every individual can succeed given the right stimuli, and provides the caring environment where aspiring professionals can thrive and grow to be their own success stories.

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