SAEP: Programme Coordinator

South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 15 March, 2019
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The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) is a nonprofit organisation working with children and youth at key points in their education, including pre-school, primary, high school, post matric and tertiary.

SAEP seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator for our post-matric programmes Bridging Year and Tertiary Support, to be based in Mowbray, Cape Town.


Coordination of Bridging Year (BY) programme for 60 post-matric students to prepare them for tertiary study

  • Delegate tasks to team members, and oversee day-to-day running of the programme
  • Work with the team and provide support as may be necessary to ensure the success of the programme implementation
  • Monitor student progress and compliance as per agreement, and administer any disciplinary action when necessary
  • Ensure that every student in the programme is able to successfully apply for their planned matric-rewrite
  • Drive the career guidance assessments, and work with the team to ensure that each student is aptly advised on the appropriate tertiary course to take in university or college
  • Ensure good communication with each beneficiary so that issues or challenges can be proactively addressed
  • Plan the recruitment, selection and orientation process of new set of student

Oversee the Tertiary Support (TS) programme

  • Work closely with the lead tertiary student support staff member in overseeing the progress of tertiary student beneficiaries (who have come through our BY programme)
  • Monitor the paired mentorship programme of each student and ensure that each beneficiary is receiving positive and appropriate study/ career-guidance mentorship
  • Conduct campus visits to engage with the beneficiaries
  • Assist student beneficiaries to help them overcome challenges that affect their studies and well-being
  • Ensure good communication with each beneficiary so that issues or challenges can be proactively addressed
  • Develop a network of appropriate resources, institutions, companies/corporates to help tertiary students with their studies, career development and job opportunities

Facilitation of Academic Literacy and Critical Thinking classes

  • Facilitate Academic Literacy and Critical Thinking classes
  • Develop stimulating and thought provoking lesson plans to prepare students for tertiary level learning

Planning, administration and reporting

  • Ensure that programme goals are implemented and achieved according to plan
  • Take lead in planning of the curriculum, lesson plans, activities, log-frames, surveys, communication strategy, logistics, budget allocation for both programmes 
  • Coordinate all activities, events, workshops, excursions, campus visits, parent/guardian meetings, etc. including classroom resources, logistics and venues  
  • Collect the students’ academic results per assessment period, and ensure that they are recorded in the central database and cloud-based application
  • Prepare relevant programme reports, and organisational reports such as risk register    
  • Implement (or develop) policies and procedures within the programmes
  • Participate in the recruiting of complementary/supplementary team members
  • Contribute to fundraising related documentation and reporting  

Communication and Liaison

  • Liaise with team and other staff members, management, students, parents/guardians
  • Network and collaborate with academic partners and service providers such as universities and colleges
  • Liaise with social worker or other resources for intervention where necessary


  • Tertiary qualification relevant to the requirements of the post
  • Ability to develop appropriate lesson plans within the broad curriculum
  • Awareness of trends and global issues and general knowledge
  • Minimum three to five years in coordinating experience or similar capacity
  • Experience in teaching, facilitating and working with post-matric students
  • Solid English communication skills (isiXhosa is a great plus)
  • Proficient computer skills, i.e. Microsoft applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in digital applications such as Google and social media apps
  • Knowledge in cloud-based database, e.g. Salesforce, an advantage
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Driver’s licence
  • Strong work ethic, disciplined, effective planner and time management skills
  • Engaging, positive spirit, people skills, collaborator and relationship builder
  • Pleasant working attitude, networker, good in public speaking and an effective communicator
  • Negotiation skills, honesty, integrity, emphatic, energetic, creative and resilient
  • Ability to work under pressure

To apply, submit a motivational letter, and your CV with at least three contactable references, highlighting your background and experience based on the requirements for this post to Write the position title of the post you are applying for as subject header of your email. 

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