Careers

We would like to meet you if you possess the following traits:

  • Open minded, excited about new ideas and executing challenging tasks
  • Keen to drive startup development and innovation projects
  • Self-starter, fast-learner and willing to learn
  • Highly positive, motivated and full of energy
  • Team player, fun-loving, outgoing with good people skills
  • Pride yourself to deliver quality work

Deputy Director – Startup Accelerator / Development

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the CEO and work closely with the Management team to develop key strategies in growing the Company’s business, services and operationalise the strategies to meet organisation objectives and KPIs. Work closely with other team members in meeting the organisation’s KPIs.
  • Actively drive and lead the team in the development of a vibrant Singapore startup ecosystem. Develop deep partnerships with key ecosystem stakeholders and play an active role in driving ACE Memberships recruitment and roll out of member activities and services. Drive the discovery and pipelining of new startups. Lead and develop the engagement of IHLs to partner ACE in driving an innovation and entrepreneurship culture in Singapore.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the team members, develop team members’ capabilities and competencies, and provide performance assessment of the team.
  • Develop project charters, programme playbooks, prepare and maintain accurate administrative records, including but not limited to minutes, reports, agreements, etc.
  • Work with Finance to ensure good governance, timely and successful grant claims, and maintaining a good audit posture. Work closely with Finance and other Team Leads in tracking the Company’s KPIs, collation of claims submissions and validation of claims submissions, and managed funding agencies relationships to ensure successful grant claims.
  • Develop programme budget and track programme budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources.
  • Provide regular updates to the Management on the progress of the programmes and activities during meetings or in writing as and when as required. Front or participate in any Special Projects, or undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Management.

Requirements:

  • Good degree in any field with a higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar capacity. Experience in nurturing startups either in the public or private sector would be desired.
  • Highly responsible, efficient, meticulous with clarity of purpose. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate as a team to achieve shared outcomes in a fast paced and dynamic environment is critical to success.

Deputy Director / Director – Corporations / Public

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the CEO and work closely with the Management team to develop key strategies in growing the Company’s business, services and operationalise the strategies to meet organisation objectives and KPIs. Work closely with other team members in meeting the organisation’s KPIs.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to the team members, develop members capabilities and competencies, and provide performance assessment of the team.
  • Actively lead the team members to develop and market the Ecosystems Advisory Services, its related programmes, and build new revenue streams.
  • Lead in the programme management and execution of the innovation programmes and ecosystem consulting services and manage the project team to deliver the intended outcomes within budget and meeting revenue projections.
  • Develop Corporate membership strategy and overseas BD efforts to increase membership pool.
  • Oversee Corporate membership programmes to ensure engagement between corporates and startups.
  • Lead Government Pillar Initiatives.
  • Approach government agencies for collaborations and positioning of ACE as National Voice of Startups in Singapore.
  • Oversee programmes with government related entities.
  • Lead BD efforts for Government Pillar revenue generating co-orgainsed programmes.
  • Development of programme budget, project charter and track programme budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources for projects.
  • Develop project charters and programme playbooks.
  • Work closely with other team members in meeting the organisation’s KPIs.
  • Work with finance to coordinate and manage grant claims submission of the team and projects management to ensure good governance, timely and successful grant claims, and maintaining a good audit posture.
  • Front or participate in any Special Projects, or undertake any other duties as assigned CEO.
  • Budget planning.
  • Provide regular updates to the Management on the progress of the programmes and activities during meetings or in writing as and when as required.
  • Represent ACE at conferences and other speaking invitations and also represent ACE when hosting VIPs to ACE.
  • Attend and present at Board Meeting.

Requirements:

  • Good degree in any field with a higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in a similar capacity. Experience in managing Corporate Innovation Programme and the Government sector will be a plus.
  • Highly responsible, efficient, meticulous with clarity of purpose. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate as a team to achieve shared outcomes in a fast paced and dynamic environment is critical to success.

Assistant Director – International

Job Description:

  • Clinching of operator deals for cities in China and abroad.
  • Operate ACE Nanjing Center based on the KPIs listed in Nanjing Supplementary agreement.
  • Report to the CEO and work with other Directors to develop strategies, programmes and initiatives in supporting local entrepreneurs in bringing startups overseas successfully and vice versa so as to meet the organisational objectives and KPIs.
  • Build out ACE’s international network of ecosystem players and deepen relationships and engagement to drive revenue, value to startups, and other organisational objectives and KPI.
  • Develop and update project charters, programme playbooks, prepare and maintain accurate administrative records, including but not limited to minutes, reports, agreements, etc.
  • Practise good corporate governance and maintaining a good audit posture. Constantly track the progress of the programmes in meeting the organisation’s KPIs.
  • Develop, manage and enhance relationships with key stakeholders such as Enterprise Singapore, EDB, Singapore-Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Island Administrative Committee, Sino-Singapore Nanjing Eco Hi-Tech Development Co, Ltd, etc.
  • Develop programme budget and track programme budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Good degree in any field.
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience in a similar capacity. Experience in managing overseas office will be a plus.
  • Highly responsible, efficient, meticulous with clarity of purpose. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate as a team to achieve shared outcomes in a fast paced and dynamic environment is critical to success.

Senior Manager – Corporation

Job Description:

  • Report to Deputy Director / Director – Corporations / Public
  • Work with the Management team in strategic planning, developing and aligning its related programmes and services in corporate pillars (Corporate Membership Structure / Innovation Projects & Engagements).
  • Work on business development, pursue sponsorships and promotion of the innovation services, corporate membership programme, innovation enabler programmes, startup scouting and innovation services (Corporate Membership and Corporate Innovation Projects).
  • Provide consultancy and advisory services and cultivate deep relationships with key stakeholders and partners and clients and establish and enhance strategic partnerships with local and foreign entities to create opportunities in driving co-innovation activities.
  • Construct, organise and promote programme to corporates and stakeholders and providing ACE’s innovation services (Digital Transformation Exchange / Innovation Enablers Network / Startup Meetup Events / Corporates Workshops).
  • Identify, pursue, organise, plan and lead other external events and programme with external organization.
  • Development of programme budget, project charter and track programme budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources for projects.
  • Develop project charters and programme playbooks.
  • Assisting and developing cross department webinars.
  • Work closely with other team members in meeting the organisation’s KPIs.
  • Provide regular updates to the Management on the progress of the programmes and activities during meetings or in writing as and when as required.’

Requirements:

  • Good degree in any field with a higher degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity. Experience in managing Corporate Innovation Programme.
  • Responsible, efficient, meticulous with clarity of purpose. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate as a team to achieve shared outcomes in a fast paced and dynamic environment is critical to success.

Senior Manager / Manager / Assistant Manager – Engagement and Communications

Job Description:

  • Report to the Assistant Director, Engagement & Communications and work closely with other team members in meeting the organisation’s KPIs;
  • Actively maintain and build ACE’s corporate image and media relations, including through social media, and any other media/platforms as directed by the Management.
  • Assist to maintain and update the ACE website regularly.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to implement online/digital marketing strategies and manage the execution of digital marketing campaigns from concept through to the end of campaign reporting. To track and analyse reach and effectiveness.
  • Drive engagement, create awareness and increase Company’s visibility. Devise and support initiatives to raise ACE’s profile. Proactively promote ACE’s work/employees to raise ACE’s standing in the industry.
  • Provide comms support and counsel to colleagues, and track effectiveness of ACE’s programmes/events.
  • Monitor social media trends and ensure that appropriate tools and strategies are adopted.
  • Source and conduct interviews with the entrepreneurial community for publication on various media platforms.
  • Draft press releases and media materials and liaise with the media. Ensure alignment of messaging.
  • Design and create marketing collaterals, including but not limited to EDMs, newsletters, web banners, posters, etc.
  • Provide timely response to queries and emails by ACE stakeholders via social media and business email accounts.
  • Develop project charters, programme playbooks, prepare and maintain accurate administrative briefs/records, including but not limited to meeting minutes, reports, agreements, etc.
  • Develop programme budget and track department’s budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources.
  • Provide regular updates to the Management on the progress of the programmes and activities during meetings or in writing as and when as required.
  • Front or participate in any Special Projects, or undertake any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or the Management.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or other relevant fields
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in Communications/Public Relations/Digital Marketing. Fresh graduates with the relevant skill sets may also apply.
  • Experience in tools and applications for social media and marketing purposes (e.g. Mailchimp, LinkedIn)
  • Experience in website management (e.g. WordPress)
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with journalists and securing media coverage.
  • Adept at social media marketing
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills with an excellent command of the English language
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively with external parties and agencies (e.g. Govt officials and PR agency)
  • Flexible and proactive in working with distributed teams
  • Resourceful and passionate about a Communications career
  • Attention to detail with good organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise under tight deadlines
  • Background in media relations, graphic design and video production is preferred.
  • Note: There will be a writing test for shortlisted candidates. Designation and compensation will be commensurate with the experience and relevant skills.
  • Interested applicants please write to careers@ace.org.sg and joseph@ace.org.sg with the subject title “Job Application: <Role Applied>” with your resume and expected salary. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Manager – Institute of Higher Learning

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Director of the Startup/IHL pillar. Manage and coordinate the establishment of the ACE Youth Wing in collaboration with various stakeholders from the Institutes of Higher Learning (Universities, Polytechnics and ITE) including but not limited to conducting programmes, and all other youth related events/activities.
  • Liaise with various stakeholders to build IHL subcommittees in both University and Poly/ITE level to drive new initiatives and programmes.
  • Initiate and implement new curriculum tie-in programme initiatives with Polytechnic and ITE.
  • Plan and execute the yearly National Youth Entrepreneur Award (NYEA).
  • Develop programme budget and track programme budget utilisation to ensure effective use of budget and resources.
  • Provide regular updates to the Management on the progress of the programmes and activities during meetings or in writing as and when as required.
  • Front or participate in any Special Projects, or undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the Management.

Requirements:

  • A good degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity.
  • Highly responsible, efficient, meticulous with excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to collaborate as a team to achieve shared outcomes in a fast paced and dynamic environment is critical to success.

Intern

  • Assist in the organising and running of ACE events.
  • Work closely with the team in executing marketing strategies for ACE and its engagements, including but not limited to creating content pieces, event photography and engagements on social media.
  • Able to work with multiple sources of data to input and manage the internal membership system.
  • Assist with partnership engagements and business development activities.
  • Identify opportunities or gaps through data insights and provide feedback.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Any other duties when required.

Interested applicants please write to careers@ace.org.sg with the subject title “Job Application: <Role Applied>” with your resume. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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