Western Cape Coordinator For Scholarship Programme

Short Job Description: 

A Scholarship Program is looking for a highly motivated Careers Coordinator to coordinate the Western Cape component of a national scholarship program. 

Where will the candidate work from, if not home based? (Town/Suburb or state work-from-home): 
Work from home, and attend meetings at Universities Western Cape
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
50% or more work from home
Main area of expertise for this position: 
Coach - Life Coach
Education Generalist
Management - Education and Training
Human Resources / HR
Human Resources / HR Consultant
Required Qualification: 
Counselling, Psychology or Educational qualification relevant to this role
Required computer program skills: 
Must have a fully fledged office setup at home including laptop and phone
Estimated hours: 
32 hours per week
Remuneration in ZAR: 
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Full Job Description: 

Key areas of responsibility:

Work readiness and placement 

  1. Work closely with the Final Year Students (FYS) due to leave university, in order to assist them to achieve the best positions possible in 2020/2021. This entails quarterly face to face meetings as well as on-going remote support. 
  2. Work closely with university career offices to understand and leverage off, the training and opportunities available to our students. 

Corporate Relationships 

a. Continuously meet with new and existing corporates to build our brand in the corporate market and establish and grow relationships for the placement of our graduates. 

Supporting the Alumni Association 

  1. Work with our Head of Careers and Alumni, to grow the Alumni Association in the Eastern and Western Cape, define its priorities, and prepare its plan and budget accordingly. 
  2. Provide support to the Alumni Association to meet regularly and ensure their active engagement with Alumni, including ensuring that the alumni database is constantly updated. 

c. Develop the coaching and mentoring aspects for career development by its alumni in the EC and WC. 

d. Actively engage the alumni in supporting activities of the Scolarship, ranging from their assistance in selection, bootcamps, induction weekends, annual events, speaker panels, mentoring, tutoring and other activities in the region. 

(iv) Mentoring Program 

a. Develop the strategy for, and coordinate implementation of, a mentoring program for the EC and WC. Mentoring could include early career mentoring for new alumni or mentoring of final year students as they seek to enter the world of work. This would include learning lessons from the pilot conducted in 2015-2016. It would also involve exploration of opportunities for partnering with external organisations either currently in, or looking to enter, the mentoring space. 

(v) Contribute to, and Implement the medium and long-term Careers Strategy 

a. Contribute to and implement a strategy supporting job search and placement of graduates (with science, medicine, commerce, IT, law and engineering degrees from 9 SA universities). 

This strategy includes, but is not be limited to: 

  1. developing existing, and building new, relationships with 

corporates and other employer organisations across a menu of possible areas of collaboration (employment, internships, mentoring, etc). 

  1. continuously reviewing, redefining and enhancing the existing training and coaching offered to our students for job search and placement, taking into account value for money and return on investment considerations. 
  2. facilitating access for Scholars to potential positions. through direct networking, the use of online tools (LinkedIn, website etc.) and other mechanisms. 
  3. Regularly testing the demand for graduates by the market, hard and essential business skills needed, and salaries being paid, and adjusting our selection and training activities accordingly. 

Other areas of responsibility include: 

 Contributing towards the team’s overall strategy to grow and strengthen the brand among corporates and partners, and particularly potential employers and alumni in the Region. 

Be an academic resource for FYS students during their post- graduate year of study to understand and mitigate any barriers to graduation and entering the workplace. 


Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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