Academic Coordinator: Cape Town Campus
The Academic Coordinator is the custodian of academic integrity on campus level. As such, the incumbent of this position is responsible for academic leadership and accountable for all academic delivery and the quality assurance thereof on the campus in order to ensure a good student experience.
Due to nature and size of the organization, it is not possible to provide a complete list of responsibilities that will be all inclusive over time. Responsibilities may change from time to time and will be discussed with the incumbent.
The responsibilities of the Academic Coordinator thus include, inter alia:
- Provide academic leadership and ensure the high quality and success of all academic services provided to students.
- Manage and monitor academic PIHE programmes offered by the Campus.
- Overall management of Programme Coordinators at the Campus.
- Leadership in research including participation in research activities (campus research committees). Academic development and support management
- Organising Orientation and Induction Programmes.
- Facilitate professional development of lecturers on campus.
- Identify, track, provide academic support to “at risk students” and report on, and improve their retention and related academic success.
- Manage the academic performance of academic staff and the learners’ progress.
- Ensure a fully functional Resource centre providing quality library services.
- Academic monitoring (including class visits, lecturer evaluations).
- Control and quality assurance of all academic activities on campus, teaching, assessment and research.
- Ensuring the participation in assessment development by lecturers.
- Participation, where appropriate, in student enrolment and administration process.
- Managing and monitoring the quality of marking of assessments by lecturers.
- Participation, where relevant, in academic meetings
- Implementation and monitoring of Turnitin
- Research Committee and Academic Committee.
- Participation, where relevant, in management meetings.
- Assist the relevant Dean/HoP in sourcing and recruiting appropriate staff for all modules offered at the Campus. This includes the recruitment, selection and retaining of staff.
- Ensuring adherence to policies and procedures.
- Assessment, performance appraisal and motivation of staff.
- Staff and student communication. Requirements
- Planning / organising / implementation / evaluation
- Conflict management
- Staff / people management
- Leadership skills
- Teaching methodology – class management and delivery
- Analytical ability (accuracy and detail orientation)
- Motivation, patience and tolerance
- Integrity and trust
- Problem solving skills
- Customer focus
- Strategic thinker
- Computer skills and other:
- Microsoft packages: MS Word / Excel / PowerPoint
- Technology Enhanced Learning and online-learning
- A good understanding of learning management systems (LMS) and academic management systems (AMS)
- Google suite
- Minimum of 3 years managerial experience within an academic environment
- Minimum of 5 years Teaching experience
Pearson is committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan; preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and subsequent amendments thereto.
- Requires minimum a Honours Degree;
- a Masters will be an advantage.
Primary Location: ZA-ZA-Claremont
Work Locations: ZA-Cape Town-11 Iman Haron Claremont GR10 Brookside Office Park Office, 11 Claremont 7708
Job: Learning Delivery
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 9, 2018
Job Unposting: Jul 13, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1808517
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled