Academic Programme Manager - Marketing and Communications
Recruitment Insured (PTY) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago
source : Job Placements

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Purpose :

To manage the planning, development and delivery of a programme or across a programme portfolio, nationally

Responsible for module development, delivery and quality assurance

Ensures programme / s meet academic requirements and that appropriate developers and lecturers are assigned.

Key Performance Areas :

  • Review, development and implementation, subject to the policies and governance procedures of the institution, of the curriculum, syllabus and material development of those designated programmes or modules for which the Programme Manager is responsible.
  • Establishment and maintenance of effective interaction between the campuses and faculty / department with respect to the particular programmes for which s / he is responsible and more generally.
  • Acts as a central point for all material and assessment queries and escalates these as necessary
  • Guides module Lecturers, nationally, in implementation of module material and assessments.
  • Identify and monitor programme developers including briefing and the quality assurance of their work.
  • Responsible for the setting and monitoring of minimum standards for delivery and assessment including management of academic incidents related to assessment.
  • Tracking of student performance, in cooperation with the national teaching and learning manager, in designated programmes and modules including planning and monitoring of interventions that may be required to address problems.
  • Responsible for the identifying, briefing and managing moderators and for managing the moderation of assessments for the designated modules this includes planning and implementation of problem-solving strategies as needed.
  • Active commitment to the maintenance of academic standards and of curriculum areas within the discipline this includes capacity building on campus and own personal commitment to keeping up to date, which will include limited lecturing (contact or distance) on a cyclical basis and the contribution to faculty research output.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development, implementation and monitoring of all policies.
  • Active commitment to capacity building on the campuses of the brands and where applicable the preparation and delivery of peer lectures and seminars - one of the key focuses here has to be building of capacity of lecturers to work with a diverse student body.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, the facultys activities, particularly its seminars and workshop programmes
  • Participation in the key governance structures and committees as may be required from time to time.
  • Reviews Programme specific marketing material.
  • Screens and approves Lecturer appointments via APS for managed modules.
  • Researching and recommendation of new programmes for future for the brand.
  • Relationship building and leadership to ensure an integrated Central Academic Team, national brand and site experience for students and lecturers
  • Desired Experience & Qualification

    Preferred Education :

  • Masters degree in a Brand communication / strategy discipline or equivalent at NQF level 9, but a PhD is preferred
  • Have a background in at least two of the following areas of specialization :

    1. Brand Strategy

    2. Strategic Brand Communication

    3. Marketing Communication

    4. Corporate Communication

    Work Experience :

  • At least three years lecturing experience (full or part-time) in a public or private post-school provider. Under exceptional circumstances different experience will be considered.
  • Experience in writing curriculum, material and assessment of student learning.
  • Some understanding of the HE regulatory environment.
  • Understanding of the NQF and associated regulatory environment.
  • Relevant, discipline orientated work experience would be an advantage.
  • Branding agency or consultancy experience would be an advantage.
  • Experience with online curriculum delivery systems would be advantageous.
  • Functional Competencies :

  • Excellent communication skills particularly in English, both verbal and written, including the ability to communicate to a range of audiences in a way that communication is clear, concise, specific and accurate and accessible to the target audience.
  • Interpersonal skills characterised by tact and diplomacy and an ongoing ability to participate effectively in a team that is spread across the country.
  • Capacity to get others to follow by example and the ability to manage matrix management and communication structures.
  • High delivery ability, demonstrated capacity to organise own work and work against tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise cooperatively with other academics and colleagues within the faculty and brands.
  • Proven ability to work constructively as part of a team, display initiative and work strategically and independently with limited supervision.
  • Proven record of managing projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Able to acquire new skills to keep up with new technologies and or new knowledge areas within relevant disciplines.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, if you have not received a response within 5 working days, please consider your application as unsuccessful

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