Monday, 13 June 2016

Intern Operations Coordinator at ISASA 2016

The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) is seeking a Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Operations Coordinator for the South African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP).

ISASA is Southern Africa’s largest and oldest association of independent schools, with a growing membership of over 750 schools.  It serves a broad range of different socio-economic and cultural communities, religious affiliations, philosophical approaches and education levels.  SAMSTIP is a partnership composed of ISASA, the Department of Basic Education and INVESTEC and serves to increase the number of qualified Mathematics and Science teachers entering the profession.  SAMSTIP admits a cohort of 60 students per year studying for a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

The successful applicant will run SAMSTIP and their responsibilities will include:
  • coordinating the annual recruitment process, including marketing, selection, enrolment at university and placement in schools;
  • academically and pastorally supporting all students and teacher interns;
  • developing strong relationships and interacting with all host school Heads and Mentors;
  • developing strong relationships and interacting with SAMSTIP donors including ensuring that all required reporting is completed and submitted timeously;  and
  • monitor SAMSTIP expenses to ensure that costs remain within budget.
All these responsibilities must be conducted under the established protocol, policies and procedures of ISASA and with the approval of the Director: Membership and Operations, to whom the successful applicant will report.

Applicants must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree.  Experience in teaching and education management is essential.

Competency requirements include:
  • Intermediate MS word skills;
  • Intermediate Excel skills;
  • Competent internet use/searches;
  • Planning and organising skills;
  • Budgeting and financial management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Emotional intelligence;  and
  • Problem-solving ability.
The successful applicant should be a self-starter who is able to work co-operatively in a team and independently, and have an ability to work under pressure and without supervision.  S/he should have high energy levels and be able to demonstrate personal attributes which include assertiveness, situational sensitivity and a responsiveness to change.  The successful candidate will be the face of ISASA and will have to promote ISASA values.

ISASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a competitive remuneration package, coupled with an opportunity of working in a small and caring environment.  The candidate will be based in Johannesburg and be expected to assume duties on 1 August 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible.
Please submit a letter of application together with your curriculum vitae and certified copies of your identity document and qualifications.  Applicants must also supply details of three contactable referees and address all applications to John Lobban.  Please note that faxed applications will not be considered.  Applications close on 4 July 2016.

ISASA reserves the right not to proceed with the appointment should a suitable candidate not be found.  Candidates who are not contacted by 11 July 2016 should consider their application unsuccessful.

Closing Date: July 4, 2016
Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

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