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- Builds a culture of engagement and philanthropy across a broad community determined to advance the status, needs and priorities of the university’s mission, vision and values.
- Participates in strategic planning efforts and manages the events and promotions for the unit.
- Facilitates and implements strategic priorities related to community engagement, including voluntary community service and work-integrated learning.
- Identifies and develops sites of learning and mentors with ongoing quality assurance.
- Creates a corporation of student leaders for community service to design and implement episodic volunteer opportunities and create a culture of service on campus.
- Establishes management and monitoring systems for faculty projects and initiatives.
- Serves as an active and collaborative partner to all university relations functions and other campus communities to foster strategic, effective, and collaborative fundraising practices.
- Master’s degree in Community Development or Social Work or any relevant qualification or equivalent (NQF9).
- Five (5) years’ working experience in Community Engagement.
- Experience in working in an institution of higher education.
- Knowledge and experience in community development.
- Experience in networking and building support among community stakeholders.
- Experience in events management.
- Understanding and experience of socio- economic and political complexities.
- Excellent written and verbal English communications skills.
- Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, skills.
- Good planning and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and community members as well as organizational leaders.
- Ability and sophistication to interact with business and community stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse community partners in a multicultural environment.
- Experience in work-integrated learning management.
- Experience in working with internship placements.
- Experience in fundraising for community development projects.
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.