Student Faculty Advisor

at Vaal University of Technology
Location Vanderbijlpark, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Education
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The main purpose of the position is to provide academic advising and support to first year students

from within a disciplinary context.

Key Performance Areas include but not limited to:

 Work with all stakeholders (staff and students) to prioritise faculty based academic advising

needs; assist with the design and implementation of a faculty based academic advising system;

identify new processes to improve the academic advising system

 Advise and support students during the registration process in collaboration with other

stakeholders

 Assist with the preparation of new student orientation and presents academic information during

orientation

 Develop and facilitate academic development workshops (blended approach) for students in

collaboration with other stakeholders; evaluate the impact of the workshops

 Identify at risk students through the early warning system; engage with at risk students and

provides academic advice and support; refer at risk students to relevant support services when

necessary; assist students with the development of personal action plans to achieve academic

goals; monitor at-risk students’ academic progress in partnership with lecturers and/or heads of

academic departments

 To undertake any other task or duty as assigned by the Director and/or Executive Director

 

APPLICATION CRITERIA:

 

Qualification and Experience:

 A four-year degree (or NQF level 8 equivalent qualification) in a relevant discipline (education,

psychology, counselling)

 At least one year work experience in an educational support role (e.g. academic advising or

development/student counselling)

 An understanding of the range of challenges faced by first year students in South Africa

 An understanding of student learning theories

 Experience in working with an learning management system is advantageous

 An understanding of academic programmes and processes is advantageous

 

Skills and Competencies:

 

 Ability to establish professional working relationships with students and staff

 Ability to work with students and faculty members both individually and in groups

 Ability to work with the diverse learning needs of adult learners

 Basic counselling and coaching skills

 Interpersonal, conflict management, communication (verbal and written), report writing and

 presentation skills

 Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 Detail-oriented with strong organisational, administrative and management skills

 Self-driven, ability to prioritise multiple tasks and to achieve deadlines

 Ability to use technology to communicate with students and staff and to facilitate learning

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

 

Interested candidates can send their CV

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