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The primary aim of the CSC, which forms part of the Division of Student Affairs, is student development by means of a broad spectrum of co-curricular activities that, among others, include leadership development and the integration of students¿ university experience on various levels. This specifically entails the integration of the curricular and co-curricular university experience of residential and commuter students. It is done practically by promoting the activities of the Student Representative Council, social life, cluster initiatives and the forming of healthy listening, learning and living communities. The management processes of the CSC are value-driven and are based on research and the wellbeing approach.
- Developing, supervising, guiding and mentoring the student leadership;
- Enhancing a healthy and inclusive community life in PSO communities, as part of the clusters;
- Managing the necessary administrative and facilities management duties of the PSO communities;
- Interpreting and analysing data;
- The further development of support structures, systems and facilities for commuter students at Stellenbosch University;
- Identifying relevant trends to be applied for the further development of the PSO structure along with staff and PSO communities;
- Enhancing value-driven management in the PSO communities;
- Promoting a welcoming programme that can contribute to the study success of commuter students.
- Generating commuter student-focused research articles, and translating them into multimedia format for presentation purposes;
- Generating PSO data through various methods and platforms;
- Managing the mentor system, integrating the campus experience of PSO students with that of residence students, and utilising the cluster as a mechanism to build a bridge between faculties and students;
- Benchmarking and collaborating through various commuter student structures in South Africa and internationally, and coordinating conferences in this regard;
- The PSO environment is an ever-evolving one that requires creative and innovative thinking to fuel the further development of commuter student support structures, which often do not exist. In light of this, the incumbent should display the ability to think critically, innovate and problem-solve creatively.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and another official South African language;
- Proven ability to think critically, innovate and problem-solve creatively.
- Proven ability to contribute to and enhance the PSO Office team;
- Excellent planning and organisational skills;
- Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student community;
- Proven ability to develop and implement short, medium and/or long-term strategic goals for commuter student structures;
- Two years’ experience in a higher education environment in the commuter student and/or cluster structures of a university;
- Proven ability to work independently and take initiative;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- A relevant B-degree;
Company: Stellenbosch University
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Application Deadline: N/A