NUBS China Faculty Office

Resource and Operations Officer, Ingenuity Lab


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169968 RMB to 239159 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit a Resource and Operations Officer, Ingenuity Lab

Your Responsibility

Your key responsibilities include:

Funding Relationship Maintenance

  • Liaise with UNNC’s Knowledge Exchange (KE) team to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of relationships with potential funding sources, including angel investors, venture capitalists, and other financial entities interested in supporting student ventures to identify and secure additional funding opportunities for the Ingenuity Lab.
  • In consultation with UNNC’s KE team, develop and implement a strategic funding framework and funding policies that supports the financial needs of student startups within the Ingenuity Lab.
  • Monitor, track and report on the progress of funded ventures, ensuring compliance with funding agreements and providing ongoing support and mentorship for students.
  • Provide guidance and support to student entrepreneurs in preparing funding proposals, presentations, and financial documents.

Planning & Organising  

  • Contribute to developing and delivering the entrepreneurship education programmes and activities of Ingenuity Lab and the whole ecosystem.
  • Coordinate and manage funding events, such as pitch competitions, networking sessions, and workshops to connect student entrepreneurs with potential investors.
  • Take responsibility for the daily operation of the affiliated Centres, Bases and Institutes of the Ingenuity Lab which includes Centre for Responsible Business and Innovation, Nexus for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Financial Intelligence and Innovation.
  • Support and manage activities related to student entrepreneurship education and take responsibility for the whole organizational procedure from planning, onsite delivery, and final cleaning up for each programme/event.

Liaison & Customer/Service Support 

  • Liaise, communicate and build working relationships with key contacts of other schools/departments and professional services units at UNNC, alumni and external collaborators to ensure efficient and quality delivery of programmes/activities.
  • Work and coordinate with different student organizations and societies at UNNC to raise entrepreneurship and innovation awareness and mindset.
  • Communicate with industry and institutions to establish partnerships and collaborations, and maintain a good long-term relationship for operations and development.
  • Design CRM for student registration, manage student field trips, become observers of the programmes, provide surveys to collect students’ feedback, issue certificates to students, and handle enquiries from students, staff and external stakeholders.

About you

  • Fluency in Chinese and English, both written and spoken.
  • Good communicator with ability to influence and persuade across different levels of the organization.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, ability to work with people at all levels and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Understanding of a funding management role within a startup ecosystem, incubator, finance institute or related environment.
  • Experience of planning and progressing a series of work within general guidelines, using initiative and judgement without recourse to seniors.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. finance, business, management, and entrepreneurship.

About Us

Join a unique British University in China. University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award-winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 9,000 in just 20 years. As a key component of UNNC, Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China is an integral part of the Nottingham University Business School awarding the same internationally recognised degrees offered by Nottingham in the UK.  We are a young business school with a strong international and research orientation and we are accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the world's most widely recognised quality assurance standards for accounting and business education.

We have strengthened our focus on high impact research, customised executive education and high-quality teaching.  We have a vibrant research community emphasising research excellence.  NUBS China is an international academic gateway for research on business, finance and economics in China and a centre of expertise on Chinese firms going global.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system before 23:59 Beijing Time, 23 July 2024 at:

Only on-line applications made at ( ) will be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to interview and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.


Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.


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Every day, I have the privilege of working with staff members from diverse backgrounds, exchanging thoughts, and listening to their ideas. This interaction has significantly expanded my knowledge in countless ways. The university also offers many training and development opportunities for staff growth and development.