Deputy Director: Short Learning Programmes (MKT073)


R765000 – R940 000 per annum


Inherent requirements:

Master’s degree in Higher Education Studies or related field.

Five (5) years’ experience in a South African Higher Education environment, preferably at a South African university.

Four (4) years’ proven leadership experience in a higher education institution, specifically working with short learning programmes.

Leadership and management

Manage the Short Learning Programme (SLP) Office at the University

Act as custodian of the SLP policy.

Monitor compliance with the SLP policy throughout the Institution.

Coordinate SLPs at the University

General administration

Map and maintain a database for SLPs at the University

Coordinate the setup of online and manual admission and registration processes for SLPs.

Update and coordinate the maintenance of a SLP Webpage.

Coordinate the design of a new UFS SLP policy in collaboration with Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (DIRAP) and other UFS stakeholders, which is aligned with the Council on Higher Education (CHE) Good Practice Guide.

Design a business plan in collaboration with internal and external experts.

Coordinate central marketing of SLPs.

Draft a marketing plan for the central marketing of SLPs in collaboration with stakeholders.

Draw up standard operating procedures and development of templates to standardise SLP processes.

Compile annual SLP Report.

Coordinate setup of system for SLPs in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Coordinate the certification process for SLPs at the University

Liaise with Finance and Faculties on framework for financial aspects of SLPs.

Coordinate system setup on PeopleSoft (programme/plan/module).

Coordinate module scheduling on PeopleSoft (per class)

Academic administration

Liaise with project managers and academic role players in faculties.

People management

Manage staff in SLP office.

Consult with deans and other stakeholders offering SLPs.

Client support

Liaise and negotiate with external stakeholders.

Support staff in procedures to manage and deliver SLPs

Support academic staff in the preparation of short learning programme applications for accreditation.



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