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Lecturer

Company Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd
Reference # Lec_20200730
Published 03/08/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa
Introduction
About Milpark

Milpark Education is a private higher education institution that delivers accredited qualifications ranging from undergraduate certificates and degrees, to postgraduate diplomas and degrees, up to the level of Master’s and Doctor of Business Administration degrees. Milpark also offers short courses, executive education and continuous professional development. Our qualifications are offered in a range of modes to suit individual requirements: via contact learning (on campus), distance learning and online (off campus).

The Milpark culture is based on four core values:

1.Excellence
2.Integrity
3.Respect
4.Innovation.

Milpark has five different Schools, each with its own unique focus:

1.Milpark College
2.School of Financial Planning and Insurance
3.School of Investment and Banking
4.School of Commerce
5.Milpark Business School

The Schools operate from campuses in Melville, Johannesburg, and Claremont, Cape Town, as well as from an office in Durban. Milpark has a diverse student body, which includes both school-leavers and employed adults. We offer examinations at 41 venues countrywide, and also accommodate international students.

Milpark Business School offers the only AMBA-accredited online MBA in Africa, and locally, its MBA is ranked No. 2 in South Africa by the PMR.africa rankings.

For more information, visit us at www.milpark.ac.za
Job Functions Academic,Administration,E-Learning,Financial Planning,Research,Research and Development
Industries Academic,Education
Specification
Milpark is seeking a Lecturer with specialization in taxation, estate planning and trusts

The ideal candidate for this position will have industry experience working with taxation, estates and trusts. You need to be passionate about taking technical material and content and presenting and teaching it in such a way that BCom and Postgraduate students will know what the practical implications will be for their clients. If you want to make a definitive contribution to raising the level of financial planning offered to clients in Southern Africa, this is the role for you. This lecture position is in the Department of Financial Planning in the School of Financial Planning and Insurance.

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our B-BBEE Strategy.

Responsibilities

Teaching
•Implement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements with regard to assigned programmes and subjects
•Lecture and assess on assigned programmes in field of expertise.
•Manage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across programmes within timelines as require
•Conduct internal moderation on assigned subjects
•Sign off on all assessments on assigned subject
•Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned programmes and make recommendations to the Results Committee.
•Control and sign off of marks for assigned programmes
•Assist with academic policy development for the faculty processes
•Obtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance of teaching and to improve teaching material
•Take responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark
•Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student support
•Build good relationships with internal departments and part-time academics
•Serve on relevant academic committees

Programme Oversight
•Develop and document admission and exemption policies for the programme
•Develop RPL policy for a specific programme
•Oversee implementation of admission and selection policies for the assigned programmes (ensuring all entry criteria met and approval of selection and admissions)
•Track and manage student throughput on assigned programmes, in consultation with PMs, including the oversight of “at risk” student management
•Action items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with programme managers
•Take responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of the assigned programmes and areas
•Ensure adequate author briefing for new subjects
•Manage all assigned programmes with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student support
•Monitor curriculum development implementation, performance and quality of assigned programmes
•Prepare documentation (submissions) for registration (SAQA) and accreditation of programmes (HEQC) and for quality assurance (INSETA)
•Assist with preparation of Prospectus/Milpark Rules/similar
•Manage the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milpark’s processes and procedures

Recruitment, performance management and people development
•Recruit part-time academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areas
•Participate in “mock” lecturing process before appointment of part-time lecturing staff so as to assess capability
•Take responsibility for the quality of academic staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjects
•Manage induction and development of new part-time academic staff
•Manage the performance of part-time lecturing staff to ensure that part-time lecturers meet Milpark’s standards
•Take responsibility for part-time lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirements
•Address poor performance of part-time academic staff

Customer Service
•Improve and ensure student motivation
•Be available to meet with students in terms of an agreed schedule
•Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic info
•Address student academic queries and disputes
•Provide academic consulting services to students, faculty and sales & marketing department
•Participate in HEQC/DoE/INSETA enquiries
•Consult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback.
•Maintain professional relationships with all clients, Milpark management and staff.

Research
•Conduct research and produce publications or other research outputs in line with departmental objectives
•Assist with the research of faculty

Take accountability for own development
•Expand own expertise on continuous basis
•Attend workshops, conferences, etc. in order to stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
•Engage with the professional and academic communities Special projects
•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management

Special projects
•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management

Requirements
Education

•A Master’s degree is preferred
•Must hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning
•Must be a CFP® Professional
•BCom Law or LLB completed as part of undergraduate studies

Experience

•At least five years of industry experience dealing with taxation, estate planning and trusts
•Proven ability to write articles (academic, legal or popular press-related)

Desired Behavioural Competencies

•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast moving and pressurized environment
•Ability to give high attention to detail
•Ability to work in a team
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Commitment to continuous professional development
•Passion for education and for students
Job Closing Date 11/08/2020
   
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