Thursday , April 18 2024

Jobs at UJ – Programme Manager

Website University of Johannesburg

Job Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy programme specialising in Digital Transformation is the first of its kind in South Africa. It is a cutting-edge programme designed to offer students a supportive and professional environment within which to actively contribute to a vibrant global scholarship in the Digital Transformation knowledge area. The Programme Manager for the DPhil (Digital Transformation) will be tasked with overseeing the effective operational support of all activities relating to the Programme. The incumbent will collaborate closely with the management team and the Academic Director to provide a professional environment where students will be provided with the training and support required to achieve their academic and professional aspirations. The Programme Manager will be responsible for the operation, review, and continuous improvement of administrative systems that support the Programme. The successful candidate will be expected to routinely evaluate current processes and proactively suggest operating and strategic developments. The role involves close liaison with faculty, management teams, and students, and will provide specialist support and guidance to deliver a world-class student experience throughout the student lifecycle.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Suggest continuous improvement measures based on information sources such as student feedback, and implement approved measures in consultation with internal reporting structures.
  • Liaise with Lead Academics and other lecturers to ensure module pack material is appropriate and, and uploaded to the LMS on time.
  • Collaborate with the senior management (the Dean and the Head of the DPhil) to oversee an effective end-to-end operational delivery of the DPhil, including ensuring compliance with academic regulations and accreditation requirements
  • Ensure that the programme adheres to all governance and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, policies governing student recruitment and selection, programme management, faculty administration, assessment policies and graduation processes.
  • Ensure the efficient and timeous scheduling (production of timetables) and communication thereof of ALL aspects of the programme. (Ensure the timeous dissemination of information to students of important events, e.g., changes to the timetables, venues, etc.)

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in academic administration (preferable), alternatively, general experience in attention to detail administration, project management and coordination.
  • Advanced MS Office skills.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles with programme delivery experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with preferable specialisation in Social Sciences, Psychology or Business Management, or any other relevant qualification (NQF 7) or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the higher education sector.
  • Experience using a Learner Management System (LMS) or Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), preferably BlackBoard.
  • At least five years’ work experience in a professional services environment, preferably in adult learning, consulting, or hospitality and events management.

Job Details:

Company: University of Johannesburg

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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