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Academic Manager (Damelin - Overport)

Company Educor (Pty) Ltd
Reference # REQ246
Published 30/06/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Introduction

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
Specification

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Academic Manager of a campus is responsible for all aspects of academic operations, teaching and learning, student portal. student support, and integrated quality assurance on a campus. As a member of the campus senior management team, the Academic Manager manages all lecturing staff, timetabling, the delivery of the academic calendar, and assessments to assure academic integrity and regulatory compliance of the programmes offered at the campus. Responsible for the efficient implementation of all academic activities at campus level, the Academic Manager makes sure that the campus is compliant with all accreditation criteria, both in the HET and FET spaces.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Academic Manager of a campus is responsible for all aspects of academic operations, teaching and learning, student support, and integrated quality assurance on a campus. As a member of the campus senior management team, the Academic Manager manages all lecturing staff in a Blended Learning environment, timetabling, the delivery of the academic calendar, and assessments to assure academic integrity and regulatory compliance of the programmes offered at the campus. Responsible for the efficient implementation of all academic activities at campus level, the Academic Manager makes sure that the campus is compliant with all accreditation criteria, both in the HET and FET spaces.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

1. Implement academic policies and procedures
2. Integrated Quality assurance
3. Management of teaching delivery
4. Management of Academic Staff
5. Student Portal Management
6. General Administration and Academic Management

•Liaise with Head Office and maintain academic and institutional compliance as prescribed in national legislation.
•Ensure that all the necessary systems, policies and procedures are in place and maintained to ensure that learning programs are conceptualised, developed and introduced in the higher education band. Oversee and facilitate all prescribed committee meetings as reflected in the Quality Assurance Manual.
•Register and comply with the relevant regulatory body instructions insofar as legislative requirements are concerned.
•Maintain all the academic processes, procedures and systems specified to ensure legislative accreditation is maintained.
•Develop external relationships with industry stakeholders to promote programs.
•Manage product development and oversee departmental budgets.
•Manage and oversee the activities of the different College Faculties.
•Manage examiner, moderator, and marker database to ensure academic integrity and excellence.
•Manage all assessment processes and facilities.
•Assist the General Manager to ensure the financial viability of the College.
•Oversee and ensure successful examinations and assessments in the various programs offered by the applicable brand.
•Facilitate staff development and training.
•Provide academic leadership.
•Promote and facilitate research and development.


Should you not receive any feedback in 6 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

NB: Educor will give preference to South African citizens and those that advance its employment equity goals, suitably qualified in line with the inherent requirements of the job advertised.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

1.A Bachelor’s degree or preferable an Honours degree is required.
2.A minimum of 5 years of experience in Academic Management in a tertiary environment is required.
3.Knowledge of the regulatory bodies (DHET, CHE, SAQA, QCTO, SETAs, UMALUSI and other agency providers such as ICB, SABPP etc) and their processes for registration and accreditation of programmes in the Higher Education, Further Education and TVET space is essential.
4.Technical skills and knowledge of the regulatory accreditation criteria of CHE
5.Technical skills and knowledge of the QCTO and SETA processes and requirements for accreditation.
6.Experience in academic operations in particular.
7.Computer literacy is essential especially in MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel.


COMPETENCIES OF THE JOB:

1.Planning and organizing competencies
2.Excellent Interpersonal and Managerial Skills
3.Good team player
4.Good attention to detail.
5.Good communication skills especially verbal and written English.
6.Able to work independently
7.Ability to function in a highly pressurized environment
8.Managing conflict.
9.Leadership skills


SPECIAL CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO THE JOB:

1.May be required to work overtime.
2.May be required to stand in for others within the department, in the same or similar role, from time to time.

Job Closing Date 08/07/2020
   
   
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