South Africa

Executive Dean

Company EDUCOR
Reference # #ED
Published 19/09/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Location Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum.

Job Functions Academic
Industries Academic,Education

Aligned to group strategy, the Executive Dean is responsible for the General Management of the Academic Portfolio of the Educor business. Through the provision of strong academic operational acumen and management, the Executive Dean drives Integrated Quality Enhancement throughout the group’s academic structures and staffing while assuming responsibility for Academic Governance; Programme and Institutional Accreditation; Regulatory Compliance; Curriculum Development and Delivery; Teaching and Learning; and Student Retention and Success at brand level. The Executive Dean leads a team of Deans across all aspects of Faculty and Programme Development; Teaching and Learning; Research and Institutional Planning; and in so doing manages the tactical implementation of academic strategy at each brand. The Executive Dean is a member of the Educor Executive Committee and reports into the Group Chief Academic Officer.


Academic Governance and Management
Accreditation and Compliance
T&L: Curriculum Development and Delivery
T&L: Student Retention and Success
Academic Strategy, Research, Planning and Budget


PhD or Doctorate in Education
A minimum of 10 Years’ Experience in Higher Education at a Management Level
Proven Academic Operational Management Acumen
Experience in academic strategic planning and execution
Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
Experience in the design, development and accreditation of new programmes
In depth knowledge of Education and Training legislature framework
Experience in dealing with regulatory affairs and academic quality assurance processes within a higher education environment.
A proven teaching and research portfolio with curriculum development and assessment design experience.
Risk management, communication and business acumen skills
High level of competency in MS Offices, particularly Word, Excel


Effective leadership and management skills
Excellent communication and organisational skills
Analytical and quantitative skills appropriate to the management of measures of student success and learning analytics.
The ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.
Ability to lead and to manage projects to agreed deadlines.
An understanding of the principles and practice of policy and operational development, implementation and evaluation.

Job Closing Date 30/09/2019
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