Two Vacancies at Studietrust

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Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 2 July, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment

1. Project Coordinator:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

Opportunity type: Contract Employment

Studietrust seeks to appoint a student support and mentor programme coordinator to work from its head office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The successful candidate will report to the Projects Manager, working as a member of a mentoring team and liaise with donors, financial aid offices at educational institutions and bursars. S/he will have proven coordination, project management, IT & people skills, a thorough knowledge of the higher education environment (gained through personal experience), a passion for helping young people realise their potential and excellent interpersonal skills.
 
Main Duties:

  • Co-ordinate the planning and implementation of a student support and mentoring  project
  • Design & evaluate support and mentoring interventions for b bursary beneficiaries
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements
  • Develop full scale project plans
  • Plan and schedule project timelines & ensure adherence & intervention where needed
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools in collaboration with team members
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to the Projects Manager and regularly prepare detailed reports to donors and partners
  • Implement project changes and interventions agreed with the Projects Manager to achieve project outputs
  • Develop and maintain a detailed project schedule which includes administrative tasks and regular visits to all sites involved in the project.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Co-ordinate meetings & interactions with students. Manage the project budget in liaison with the Operations Manager.

Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Advanced computer skills: Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Well organised/disciplined/self-motivated/professional and mature.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven record of being able to work in a team.
  • Proven record of having good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience in people management.
  • Proven experience working with youth.
  • Proficiency in African languages will be an added advantage.
  • Valid driver's license will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in higher education support programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working in the South African Education and NGO sector will be an added Advantage.

Key competencies:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Communication skills
  • Team work
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance

Contract: 36 months (renewable if funding is available)
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 t.september@studietrust.org.za or fax to 086 603 5604.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
2. Project Administrator:  Johannesburg, Gauteng

Opportunity type: Contract Employment

Studietrust seeks to appoint a student support and mentoring project administrator to work from its head office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. The successful candidate will report to the Project Coordinator, working as a member of a mentoring team and liaise with donors, financial aid offices at educational institutions and bursary beneficiaries. 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 & database, ensuring data integrity.
  • Verification of student documentation (ID, etc.).
  • Handle student queries & follow-ups.
  • Follow up on & administer academic progress data of bursars.
  • Compilation and presentation of regular reports to donors.
  • Handle student queries & follow-ups.
  • Refer & track financial queries to Donor
  • Arrange and book campus visits (students and institutions).
  • Monthly telephonic contact with bursary beneficiaries.
  • Maintaining the digital bursary filing system
  • Data capture and the updating of the Studietrust data-base.

Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent.
  • 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.
  • Valid driver's license will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in higher education administrative or bursaries environment will be an added advantage.

Key competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Communication skills
  • Team work
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance

Contract: 36 months – renewable if funding is available.
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 t.september@studietrust.org.za or fax to 086 603 5604.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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