Student Faculty Advisor

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




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


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


 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




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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