University of the Western Cape
Education, training & skills development
Post Number 8021664
Main Campus – Bellville, WC ZA (Primary)
For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756 or email: [email protected]
Where to submit application
Faculty/Department University of the Western Cape -> Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Development & Support -> Residential Services. In your application, you are encouraged to highlight your strengths and also include anything else that you feel may be pertinent to the selection panel. Please attach your covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and highest qualification to your online profile. To be considered for this vacancy, you must click on the Apply for this Job link below or apply directly via UWC Careers at https://uwc.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll. For any queries, please contact the Human Resources Department at +27 21 959 4063/9763/9708/3551/3756 or email: [email protected] EQUITY DISCLAIMER: In line with the University’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants in line with Employment Targets of the University. The University reserves the right to not make an appointment, make an appointment at a different level, seek additional candidates and may conduct competency assessments.
Role Clarification & Key Performance Areas The Division for Student Development and Support (SDS) plays a leading role in creating a holistically focused, enabling environment and provides excellent opportunities for students to develop to their full potential as active scholars and responsive citizens in South Africa. Applications for the post of Coordinator: Reslife Student Leadership Support, are invited from dynamic and vibrant professionals who constantly strive for personal growth and self-improvement. It is essential that applicants can demonstrate relevant student housing experience at a tertiary level; they must be client and service oriented and passionate about students and their co-curricular development and well-being. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of student generated programming across UWC student communities as well as to capacitate, strengthen, professionalise and support student structures by offering opportunities for training and development that contribute towards effective and goal orientated leadership, good governance, accountability, transparency and teamwork. This includes but is not necessarily limited to: Collaborate with student leadership structures in the design and implementation of relevant student driven programming and team building in their residences, and maintaining an event/programming diary for student leadership and general SLS programming Coordination of programming procurement related practices on behalf of student leadership Design and implement training and development opportunities that strengthen and support structures towards effective and goal orientated leadership Design and implement initiatives that professionalise student leadership and maintain grounds for good standing in the student community through the development and maintenance of practices related to good governance, accountability, transparency and teamwork Implementation of monitoring and evaluation processes for student leadership service and programme delivery and general SLS training initiatives Coordination of Student Leadership Election processes The incumbent will share the university’s strong focus on research-related and reporting processes through monitoring and evaluation practices and compilation of databases and will be required to be flexible around work hours as most activities take place after hours and in terms of the availability of the students serviced by the office Minimum Requirements B Degree in the Social Sciences (Honours would be advantageous) Evidence of involvement in training/workshop/seminar development and facilitation with large groups is essential (minimum of one year’s demonstrated experience) Familiarity with working in an academic environment in the context of Higher Education as well as working directly with tertiary students Prior experience must demonstrate successful background in decision making processes, excellent organisational skills, the ability to multi-task, the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement, good communication skills (both verbal & written ) and excellent interpersonal skills An employment background demonstrating an understanding of development theory or exposure to work experiences that allowed in-service learning Understanding of procurement functions and processes Knowledge around policy and constitutional designs and review is preferred A valid driver’s licence Required competencies: Demonstrated leadership skills Project management skills Attention to detail Planning & organising Report writing Facilitation skills Strong communication skills Ability to build relationships