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Postgraduate Skills Development Officer wanted: APPLY NOW

Postgraduate Skills Development Officer wanted: APPLY NOW

Bellville, Western Cape

Since the launch of the Postgraduate Skills Development programme in 2010, the small Postgraduate Skills Development team has set up systems and processes to ensure the
smooth delivery of its range of well-established postgraduate support and development services. The Postgraduate Skills Development Officer position will ensure the continued
smooth operation and delivery of existing projects, support platforms and interventions, as well as any new projects developed by the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme.
In addition, the position will involve the development of new online interactive web resources, their design and execution. These duties extend to also benefit the broader PGO and
DRD in that the incumbent will provide marketing, communication and publication development support for the PGO in service of the postgraduate community at SU.

Coordinating the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme’s annual workshop calendar planning;
Managing the successful delivery of workshops through organising venues, registrations, communication with participants, catering, and payments;
Liaising and collaborating with workshop facilitators within and outside the University;
Collecting and analysing workshop feedback and writing feedback reports for office management, training providers and supervisors;
Managing the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme’s databases of postgraduate students, supervisors’ service providers and other stakeholders;
Answering student and supervisor queries about the services of the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme;
Presenting orientation and information sessions to departments on request;
Collaborating within the DRD and across the institution with role-players in order to optimise the support and benefits of diverse initiatives and help to share these from a central point;
Compiling and distributing the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme’s electronic newsletter, including sourcing and writing articles, layout and editing;
Ensuring that the postgraduate support information on the Postgraduate Skills Development Programme website is comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date;
Developing and managing the PGO website (Enrolment, Funding and Skills Development) as well as social media platforms;
Maintaining and creating new marketing materials for the PGO in collaboration with the different focus areas of the PGO (Enrolment, Funding and Skills Development);
Providing comprehensive support to the DRD/PGO online materials development projects – coordinating and developing new material and amending existing material;
Assisting with researching content for materials development (creating storyboards, recording audio and visual extracts for the materials, editing and publishing the final products, etc.).

A university degree in a relevant field;
Good knowledge and understanding of the postgraduate research process, the postgraduate environment and its mechanisms;
Proven excellent practical organisational, planning and project management skills;
Proven excellent administrative skills;
A strong customer focus;
Excellent verbal and written English language proficiency;
Good report writing skills and the ability to present information effectively;
High-level computer literacy and outstanding technical skills, including sound knowledge of Excel and basic data analysis;
Experience in website design, management and content development, electronic learning material, electronic newsletter and social media experience;
Some experience of using design and learning software tools like Camtasia, iSpring, or similar resources;
Proven demonstrated innovative and creative abilities in the delivery of some professional online and/or published content;
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with the PGO team and the broader environment;
A reasonable level of physical ability and mobility in order to carry out certain heavy physical duties (e.g. transporting catering goods with a trolley, lifting and carrying
equipment and workshop material per foot to workshop/faculty venues on campus, etc.).

A postgraduate university qualification;
Training in blended-learning methodologies and educational course content development;
Experience in a training and development environment/teaching and learning environment.

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Source: Indeed

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