Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Junior


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The College of Business and Economics is recruiting a Faculty Assistant II to support the two Vice-Deans (Teaching and Learning & Research and Internationalisation) in the execution of their duties. Set within a fast-paced environment, this role demands outstanding planning and organisational skills in rendering excellent administrative support.

  • Diary Management
  • Financial Management (Procurement such as ordering of supplies, facilitation of payments and related operations on Oracle and on I-Proc)
  • Records management
  • Making national and international travel arrangements
  • Preparing documentation for meetings including compiling the agenda and minutes of meetings
  • Compiling of reports
  • Keeping office equipment functioning and in good working order
  • Capturing temp appointments and claims on the Oracle system
  • Handling of enquiries (telephonic, email, postal, walk-ins)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows applications
  • Bursary applications

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12 (NQF4)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ academic administrative experience within a higher education institution
  • Proven computer skills in Windows and MS Office
  • Experience in the coordination of meetings, compiling agendas and taking of minutes.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle and ITS
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Documentation handling
  • Working knowledge of MS office package and ITS

  • Previous secretarial experience
  • Previous experience as a Faculty Administrative Assistant/Faculty Assistant.

Enquiries regarding job content: Antoinette Kanfer (0836474730)
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Antoinette Kanfer (0836474730) (HR Business Partner) 


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

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Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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