Aug 03, 2018

School Engagement Officers

  • Columba Leadership
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Columba Leadership’s is an NGO that activates youth enterprise and employment by helping young people transcend their personal circumstances and offers meaningful social impact to all investors.

Columba Leadership seeks to appoint a School Engagement Officers for the school based engagements of the programme, to be based in South Africa:

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Cape Town, Western Cape

Conduct area research
Conduct principal information sessions to engage principals
Enable youth engagement in partner schools: Facilitate Principal engagement together with the Provincial Manager
Conduct educator sessions to engage educators
Conduct learner sessions to engage learners
Communicate with Principals, Educators and Learners on an ongoing basis
Stakeholder engagement with the Department of Education, Investors, Government Representatives at a high level
Implement monitoring and evaluation plan with support from monitoring and evaluation team
Prepare and submit reports to Provincial Manager
Transcribe recorded interviews
Contribute to provincial reports for investors, identifying and sharing positive stories and lessons learned
Provide corporate engagement support during school visits
Activate and mobilise school clusters: Facilitation of cluster sessions
Involvement in Youth Connexion events

Must be in possession of a Bachelor of Psychology or a Bachelor of Education Degree or a related Degree
Coaching / Mentoring qualification will be an added advantage
Minimum of five years’ experience working in schools at a Principal and Educator level
Must be in possession of a valid Driver’s Licence
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word. Competence in Microsoft Projects advantageous
Report writing skills essential
Proficiency in written and verbal English
Proficient in written and verbal Afrikaans
Interpersonal skills, have the ability to take initiative and be a team player as well as the ability to work independently
Adaptabilitiy and ability to work in a fluid environment
Planning skills
Administratively strong
Ability to work as a thinking and support partner to the school stakeholders (principals, educators and learners) and will play a key role in monitoring of progress, evaluating results and reporting
Be a passionate, engaged, confident, assertive person and a really solid work ethic

To apply, submit CV applications, together with a letter of motivation, should be submitted 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Regret only suitable candidates will be contacted.

Should you not be contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please consider the position filled.

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