Senior Education Consultant
DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION INNOVATION
SENIOR EDUCATION CONSULTANT: CURRICULAR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 6
The incumbent will be responsible for:
â€¢ Guiding, advising, assisting and empowering faculties to incorporate community engagement in academic programmes as an integral part of curriculum development for teaching and learning;
â€¢ Promoting best practices in teaching, learning, evaluation, monitoring and assessment of programmes that involve community engagement;
â€¢ Working with and in communities in collaboration with the community engagement manager and partners using a community development paradigm;
â€¢ Synchronizing curricular community engagement activities and projects in the faculties in order to ensure integrated contact with the community;
â€¢ Initiating (where necessary) and serving on committee structures to support curricular community engagement in the faculties;
â€¢ Conducting research in order to stay abreast of trends and produce new knowledge;
â€¢ Representing the University on SAHECEF.
â€¢ Appropriate Masterâ€™s degree in Education, Community Development/Engagement, or related field. (If Masterâ€™s Degree is not in Education, an appropriate diploma or Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education is essential);
â€¢ At least eight yearsâ€™ experience within higher education including experience in and exposure to:
o Curricular community engagement in higher education;
o Working with local communities;
o Diversity management;
o Curriculum development in higher education;
o Co-ordinating and facilitating training interventions and rendering support to academic staff;
o Education practice and education technology.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
â€¢ Project management skills;
â€¢ Language proficiency;
â€¢ Negotiation skills;
â€¢ In-depth knowledge of community development theories and practices;
â€¢ Insight into the functioning and structures of a faculty or other academic unit.
ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
â€¢ Teaching experience within the higher education environment;
â€¢ Experience in working with communities in and around Pretoria.
CLOSING DATE: 4 May 2018
No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.
To apply, please visit the University’s website at www.up.ac.za and follow the link: Careers@UPApply for this job.