Vacancy: Head of Satellite Campus – Mpumalanga, South Africa

About Good Work Foundation

GWF launches hubs of learning or “digital learning campuses” in the heart of rural African communities that support and enhance state education. Digital learning campuses are single points of entry to information and learning that maximise access for underprivileged communities.

The prototype, established in 2012, is Hazyview Digital Learning Campus located close to the border of the Greater Kruger National Park. Since opening, more than 1000 adults have graduated with internationally recognised qualifications in ICT literacy and eight elementary schools send a combined 4000 learners to the campus for digital literacy tuition, as well as supplementary English, mathematics and conservation tuition, presented on digital devices.

Based on the success of the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus prototype, GWF has launched two satellite campuses in rural Mpumalanga.

Identifying the challenges of learning in rural communities, GWF implements two major programmes at its digital learning campuses:

  • The Bridging Academy creates an access bridge between school and work or further education training, preparing rural school leavers for life in modern business environments. This is a one year accredited programme
  • The Open Learning Academy partners with rural primary schools, allowing them to outsource digital, English and mathematics literacy to the digital learning campus. This is a continuous programme that supports rural learners from Grade 4 to Grade 8

Summary of Role: Head of Satellite Campus

Within a specific region or district, a single Good Work Foundation digital learning campus may be licensed, or, a network of digital learning campuses may be licensed.

In the case of a network of digital learning campuses being licensed, a larger central campus in a peri-urban location acts as a hub to a network of satellite campuses in rural locations.

The role of the Head of Campus (whether “Central” or “Satellite”) is coordinate the programmes, activities and outcomes of the campus, and to build, grow and lead a team that can successfully deliver the outcomes. Justicia Digital Learning Campus is a satellite of the central campus, Hazyview Digital Learning Campus.

Responsibilities

  1. Inspire the team, educating it on, and holding it accountable for, the mission, vision, values and culture of GWF
  2. Grow, manage and develop the team, identifying where support is needed and effectively managing conflict
  3. Maintain the operational processes of the satellite campus, including: (1) Plant; (2) Equipment; (3) People; and (4) Finance; and (5) Programmes
  4. Ensure that the GWF programmes are being delivered to a high standard and running according to the timelines and measurements agreed to by GWF and its programme managers
  5. Act as the host of the satellite campus for all visitors including partners, donors, community members, new visitors and GWF team members
  6. Coordinate engaging tours of the satellite campus for all visitors including partners, donors, community members, new visitors and GWF team members and be able to explain the GWF model as well as the regional network of campuses
  7. Once a month, and as required, report on the progress, activities and outcomes of the previous month and outline the activities and expected outcomes of the upcoming month
  8. Document and share the stories of the satellite campus, delivering content to the GWF media team for them to use and disseminate

Requirements

  • 2 – 3 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector or a relevant equivalent academic qualification
  • Experience leading a team and/or business unit displaying solid project management skills, including the ability to work proactively and under pressure
  • Experience in implementing organisational and statutory policies and procedures
  • Excellent English proficiency and solid communication skills
  • Experience working in the education sector will be advantageous

Compensation

GWF offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Location

Justicia village, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

Applications

To apply please send your full CV together together with a letter of motivation to info@goodworkfoundation.org.

Closing Date

11 August, 2017

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