REAP: Student Development Advisor - Western Cape

Rural Education Access Programme
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Tuesday, 17 April, 2012
Opportunity type: 

The Rural Education Access Programme (REAP) is an associate body of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that facilitates access to higher education for economically disadvantaged rural matriculants.

REAP seeks to appoint a Student Development Advisor - Western Cape, based in Cape Town but may relocate to Port Elizabeth within two years. 

S/he is expected to be a graduate, preferably in social sciences or education with excellent administration and communication skills. S/he will relate to both rural students and higher education institutional staff, and operate well as part of a team.


  • Student support and counselling;
  • Loan and grant administration;
  • Selection processes and interviews;
  • Institution, stake holder and service provider networking;
  • Workshop organisation and facilitation;
  • Record keeping and report writing;
  • Human resource management.


  • University qualification preferably in education or humanities;
  • Minimum of three years relevant working experience;
  • Fluency in an African language of South Africa;
  • Ability to travel nationally;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Budgeting and administration experience;
  • Planning and self-management;
  • Computer literacy and report writing skills;
  • Team player with leadership skills;
  • Confidence, integrity and professional maturity;
  • Subscribe to the ethos of a community serving humanity;
  • Ability to work independently in higher education institutions in Western and Eastern Cape provinces;
  • Valid driver’s licence.

Salary: R13 000 - R16 000 per month plus benefits depending on experience and qualifications.

To apply, submit a CV, contact details of three contactable referees and motivation letter clearly stating how you meet the requirements to the Director at or fax to: 021 696 9572. Alternatively, post to PO Box 198, Athlone, 7760, Cape Town.

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