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Job Title : : DIRECTOR, ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SERVICES
Location : : Gaborone, South-East District, Botswana
Posted on : : Fri Sep 14, 2018
Apply before : : Sat Sep 29, 2018
Job Type : : Contract
Experience required : : 10 years
Job category: : Education/Training
 
 Job Description

THE JOB


Accountable to the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs & Research, the successful candidate will be responsible for among others, the following:



  • Participating in the development of the overall University strategy.

  • Providing strategic leadership to the academic and student affairs activities.

  • Overseeing the development and review of the academic, as well as, research and innovation programs.

  • Developing and executing comprehensive student recruitment and admissions, policies processes and procedures.

  • Overseeing the overall functioning and performance of student affairs and services.

  • Establishing, building and maintaining networks across the organization to facilitate collaboration.

  • Overseeing the effective and efficient management of student and academic data system, as well as, administration of learning, teaching and assessment activities.


THE PERSON


The right candidate must meet the following minimum requirements, among others;



  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Management or relevant field and should have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

  • Possess at least ten (10) years post qualification experience, four (4) of which must have been at Managerial Level.


COMPETENCIES


The right candidate must possess the following competencies, among others:



  • Strong strategic orientation and business acumen.

  • Proven leadership and change management skills.

  • Networking and relationship building skills.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of academic governance and teaching leadership.


DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR IN-SERVICE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION (CICE)


THE JOB


Accountable to the Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs & Research, the successful candidate will be responsible for among others, the following:



  • Participating in the development of the overall University strategy.

  • Promoting outreach & development education, through administering in-service, continuing and distance learning education.

  • Formulating open distance learning, in service and continuing education policy.

  • Developing and reviewing the academic programmes to ensure alignment to current market needs.

  • Overseeing the mainstreaming of open and distance learning, continuing and public education.

  • Establishing, building and maintaining networks and partnerships with key stakeholders.


THE PERSON


The right candidate must meet the following minimum requirements among others;



  • Possess a Master’s Degree in Distance Education/ Education Management Extension, or related field and should have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

  • Possess a professional qualification in Open and / or Distance Learning ,or related discipline. 

  • Possess at least ten (10) years’ experience as an academic staff member, four (4) of which should have been at Managerial level.

  • Excellent record of educational extension activities, including research.


COMPETENCIES


The right candidate must possess the following competencies, among others:



  • Strong strategic orientation and business acumen.

  • Proven leadership and change management skills.

  • Networking and relationship building skills.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of academic governance and teaching leadership.

Apply before : Sat Sep 29, 2018
 
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