Bursary Administrator

Studietrust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 7 August, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Studietrust (NPO 000-601) (est. 1974) is a national bursary agency that fights poverty, ignorance and exploitation by making educational opportunities available to young persons with the academic potential but without the financial means. Studietrust seeks to appoint a bursary administrator to work in its head office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

The successful candidate will report to the Bursary Manager, working as a member of a team of bursary administrators and liaise with donors, financial aid offices at educational institutions and bursars. S/he will have proven administrative and IT skills, a thorough knowledge of the higher education environment (preferably gained through personal experience), a passion for helping young people realise their potential and excellent interpersonal skills.

Main Duties:

  • Maintenance of student files and database, ensuring data integrity;
  • Management of student payments and debtors;
  • Assist in managing the bursary departments’ budget;
  • Administering student budgets and reimbursements;
  • Management of student contracts with donors;
  • Verification of student documentation (ID, income, etc);
  • Liaison with study institutions regarding student accounts and results;
  • Handle student queries (administrative & financial) & follow-ups;
  • Follow up on & administer academic progress of bursars;
  • Compilation, reconciliation, research and presentation of status/annual reports to donors;
  • Arrange and book campus visits (students and institutions);
  • NSFAS loan application administration (means test & contracts, liaison, consultation).

Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification, accounting diploma will be an added advantage;
  • Advanced computer skills: Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Well organised/disciplined/self-motivated/professional and mature;
  • Strong administrative skills;
  • Proven record of being able to work in a team;
  • Proven record of having good interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in African languages will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in higher education administrative or bursaries environment will be an added advantage.

Contract: 12 months - renewable.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter, indicating remuneration requirements, and the names of three contactable references, to info@studietrust.org.za or fax to 086 567 5604 before 7 August 2012 (Deadline). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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