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Students for a Better Future: Post-Secondary Programme Coordinator

Cape Town | 3 December 2021

Job Summary: Co-ordinate the implementation of post-secondary programme by executing the SBF strategy to deliver on organisational goals, vision & mission.

About the Candidate:

Ideal candidates for the role of Post-Secondary Coordinator would be individuals who:

  • Understands the future world of work and is passionate about coaching students to reach their dreams based on a changing world;
    Passionate about supporting and developing processes and procedures that can drive outcomes in the youth development;
  • Motivated to work in and with multiple systems, tertiary institutions and so forth, to the benefit of our individual beneficiaries;
  • Is a team player, involved in and committed to the Students for a Better Future (SBF) mission, priorities, and team;
  • Aligns with SBF’s core values and our SBF Branches namely our commitment to family, integrity, celebrating the unique, nurturing well-being and cultivating grit; and
  • Flexible and agile individual who is able to support team members and programmes sometimes beyond the immediate job description.

Post-secondary Preparation - support the Manager in implementing post-secondary transition programme

  • Undertake research on available financial opportunities for students
  • Facilitate workshops and introductions to tertiary institutions to facilitate high-school scholars’ access to and knowledge of post-secondary opportunities and financial opportunities
  • Undertake preparatory work for finalisation of post-secondary bursaries
  • Undertake the preparatory work for the finalisation of post-secondary mentor/tutor selection and stipend contracts
  • Facilitate workshops around career and entrepreneurial opportunities linking scholars to industry experts
  • Support the vacation placements process for scholars and students
  • Collaborate closely with High School Programme Coordinators in ensuring best outcomes for the post-secondary transition
  • Undertake research into the future world of work and integrate this into the support and collaboration with high school coordinator responsible for transition into post-secondary
  • Collaborate with High School Programme Coordinators in conducting research into the viability of TVET colleges as potential tertiary placement institutions

Tertiary Programme Implementation - undertake programme delivery

  • Ensure the first-year onboarding planning is aligned to emerging needs
  • Support the implementation of the First-Year student orientation programme, supporting the smooth transition into the institution
  • Undertake research on available academic and psychosocial support for students, Facilitate First Year students’ access to knowledge of the on-campus opportunities and support mechanisms (including academic and psychosocial), and how to access same
  • Provide input into the development of personal and self-development workshops
  • Facilitate the holding of personal and self-development workshops for students • Implement mentorship programme for students, both internally and externally
  • Implement and monitor the early warning system for student’s academic status,
  • Actively engage with tertiary institution fees office/bursars and academic support programme, as required
  • Support the implementation of the mentorship/tutor high school programme, overseeing the contractual obligations of First Year students

Career readiness: support the transistion into careers

  • Facilitating workshops around development of CVs, interviewing techniques and entrepreneurial training linking students to industry experts
  • Support the development of network of key industry partners to help create placement opportunities for graduates, including internship
  • Undertake work readiness workshops with industry partners/experts in final year of tertiary studies
  • Career pathing/development based on future world

Individual Student Support: undertake coaching of post-secondary students

  • Utilise student academic bi-annual results in bi-annual individual coaching sessions in first year of tertiary studies, in order to develop strategies and plans to address issues
  • Provide coaching support to students across academic years, who are struggling all first-year students aligned to SBF curriculum and attributes
  • Provide support and guidance to Students who opt not to pursue tertiary studies directly after having completed Grade 12; this includes but is not limited to Students who fail to gain access to a partner institution, choose to pursue a structured gap year, are unable to due to mental or physical health challenges

Minimum Requirements:

  • AA/EE Candidate

  • Fluent in Xhosa & English

  • Relevant graduate qualification in Tertiary Education or Post graduate certificate in Education/Psychology or Coaching qualification.

  • 5 years overall experience, with at least 3 years in a relevant field.

  • Mentoring and Coaching experience will be an advantage.

  • Practical experience in implementing and managing projects.

  • Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders across sectors.

  • Work experience relevant to the future of work

  • Case management, documentation and reporting skills 3 Attributes:

  • Strategic thinker

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Team player/collaborative

  • Ability to set boundaries and maintain confidentiality

  • Resilient

  • Attention to detail

  • Community building skills

  • People skills

  • Highly motivated and committed to excellence

Suitable candidates are invited to send a motivation letter highlighting suitability to the role, a CV in Word format and contact details of three work related referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates.

Closing date: Friday 03rd December 2020

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