Jul 13, 2021

Head: Academic

  • Rosebank College
  • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Details
Rosebank College Durban

Minimum experience
Company primary industry
Education Management
Job functional area

Job Purpose:

Direct management of academic delivery, face to face and online, and overseeing the management of academic programmes under the supervision of the Campus Head and Teaching and Learning Manager. The mandate includes managing the operational efficiency of the academic team and overseeing the student support function.

Key Performance Area:

Management and Leadership

Management of the student support team on campus: academic (PM, PC, FTL, IC), library and student wellness
Student Support (Library, SRM, SRC, CC, Events)
Academic - Teaching and Learning (VPA, PM, PC, FTL, IC)
Management and overseeing the overall campus academic and operations activities
Integration between ICT , teaching and learning, student support services and operations department
Operational budget for academic compliance and operational purposes
Management of teaching and learning infrastructure
Management of the academic department payroll
Campus academic performance
Management of cohort throughput targets
Management of student support and teaching and learning budget
Management of academic and student support integration
Creation and management of campus timetables
Creation and promotion of academic culture on campus
Results analysis and student support interventions activities
Academic support

Development of academic staff -teaching/ lecturing practices
Driving research activities among the academic staff
Classroom academic activities development and feedback
Maintaining a visible & active presence in the T & L space
Conducting T & L developmental workshops for T &L staff
Quality assures the deliverables of the Programme Co-ordinators
At Risk management at faculty level
Lecturer, programme and module results analysis
Coordination of programme graduate empowerment activities and graduates attributes


Minimum requirements

Bachelor degree (or higher) in Education

Master’s degree

Work Experience:


Demonstratable proof of management of an academic team in a decentralized environment.
Experience in lecturing, both face to face and online.
Ability to work with online Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, Outlook.
Experience in the use of Skype for Business, Zoom or similar programme.
Ability to work with information, analyse data and generate reports and recommendations for the improvement of student results
Three to five years general staff management experience, which must include the hiring of staff and contractors, performance management of resources, training and development of staff, as well as management of disciplinary issues.
2 or more years’ lecturing experience in Higher Education.

Operational efficiency and ability to implement policies and procedures
Commercial and business awareness
Problem solving skills and solutions driven
Numeracy and sound technical skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to balance the demands of work and personal commitments
Ability to make quick but balanced decisions
Manage a large and diverse team
Working Conditions:

Able to work from home


Please note that only applications via the website will be considered for shortlisting.

IIE Rosebank College reserves the right to verify all information provided by candidates. Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.

IIE Rosebank College reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.

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