Academic Coordinator

University of Pretoria

Africa , South Africa


Ending On: 29 Sep 2019 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Academic Coordinator


Employment: Full-Time

Requirements: Salary: Competitive
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.



The incumbent will be required to provide academic support to all MasterCard Foundation Scholarship Programme students and coordinate all related activities.

Working with the MCFSP Manager and team, the Coordinator will participate in the selection and on-boarding of successful applicants. During the process, the transition challenges of scholars will be addressed empathetically. Critically, this person must be able to engage professionally with scholars’ concerns in a caring, supportive, fair and transparent manner.

The Co-ordinator will ensure that the undergraduate scholars in the MCFSP remain on track to obtain the qualifications for which they are enrolled within the prescribed period of time.

The incumbent will also be responsible for data collection and rigorous reporting on students’ progress.



  • A Master’s degree in Psychology, Educational Psychology or Social Work;
  • Four years’ experience of which at least two years were spent as tutor, mentor or student counsellor;
  • Experience in Project Management.


  • Empathy and a passion for improving the lives of others; maturity and judgment to be an effective ambassador of the Programme;
  • Ability to analyse data and use technology; to analyse quantitative data; to analyse student results at the end of each semester and recommend changes to better support students;
  • Willingness to work outside business hours and embark on travel when necessary;
  • Exceptional leadership/management skills;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills;
  • The ability to get things done with a strong “end-product” orientation;
  • Capacity to navigate and constructively engage with cross-boundary/cultural diversity.


  • A PhD in a relevant field;
  • Experience in project management at a Higher Education Institution;
  • Experience in working with university students in an orientation, advisory, retention, student life, residence life, service learning or closely related field will be a strong recommendation;
  • Having worked with international students;
  • Two years’ experience managing externally funded educational projects.
  • Valid driver’s license.


The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment as determined by UP policy guidelines.


CLOSING DATE: 11 September 2019


No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.


ENQUIRIES: Ms Khensani Mathebula Tel: (012) 420 2417 for application-related enquiries, and Dr GJ Ramafi Tel: (012) 420 5226 for related to the post content


Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 11 November 2019, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.


The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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