Thursday, 15 February 2018

UFS Graduate Opportunity 2018

Situated in the scenic sandstone mountains of Phuthaditjhaba in the Eastern Free State, our Qwaqwa Campus attracts students from across the continent, with the majority from the Eastern Free State and western KwaZulu-Natal.

The purpose of the internship programme is to offer graduates (diploma/degree) with no relevant work experience the opportunity to obtain practical workplace exposure and experience.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist the Teaching and Learning Coordinator (TLC) with carrying out research initiatives.
  • Assist with portfolio assessments on Blackboard.
  • Venue administration: Assist with ad-hoc problem solving where venues are concerned.
  • Tutor training: Assist with logistics of all tutor training sessions.
  • Databases and financial administration: Compile database with full details of tutors and assist with financial administration.
  • Assist TLC to complete ad-hoc claim forms for tutor payments.
  • Capture attendance data on Oracle for reporting and research purposes.
  • Assist TLC with providing thorough constructive feedback to tutors during observations.
  • Liaise with tutors and develop evaluation schedule for each semester.
  • Distribute, collect and scan evaluation forms for reporting purposes.
  • Assist tutors in specific modules with planning and implementing of session plans.
Inherent requirements:
  • B-degree.
Required competencies:
  • Intermediate computer skills, including but not limited to MS Word and MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Effective planning and organisation skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise and work well under pressure.

  • Basic qualitative and quantitative research skills.
Recommendations
  • Tutoring and academic facilitation experience.
The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates:
  • Not currently participating in an existing learnership/internship programme.
  • Willing to sign a learnership/internship agreement with the UFS.
  • Candidate must be available for a period of one (1) year.
  • Postgraduate qualification will serve as a recommendation.
Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.
Closing date: 
23 February 2018

Salary: 
The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 058 7185096/7.
All applications must be accompanied by the following:
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a copy of your identity document (ID).
General: 
The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.
Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.  Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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