Wits University is seeking to appoint a Tutor Programme Coordinator for its Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Development (CLTD) unit. The Tutor Programme Coordinator will develop, facilitate and coordinate the university’s tutor training programme.
This is a one-year grant-funded contract appointment. The contract may be extended for a further two years, should the necessary funding be secured. The position is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
The position will suit a self-motivated individual, skilled in facilitation of learning interactions. (S)he should have a passion for learning interaction design aimed at supporting students’ use of appropriate educational technologies for learning, and the implementation of innovations to promote active and collaborative learning. The successful candidate will be expected to be fully familiar with and to actively keep abreast of developments in a wide range of educational technologies. The candidate should be comfortable communicating with academics and administrators as (s)he will work across a number of institutional settings and will collaborate with various stakeholder groups and communities of practice.
The main purpose of this position, reporting to the Head: Evaluation Services is to:
- Coordinate the university’s tutor programme;
- In collaboration with schools and/or faculties, support the identification and recruitment of suitable tutors;
- Develop and facilitate a hyflex learning programme for newly appointed tutors;
- Establish and facilitate a Tutoring Community of Practice;
- Develop a range of self-help materials on relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines for tutors;
- Develop and administer instrument(s) for monitoring and evaluating the tutoring sessions, individual tutors, and the tutoring programme as a whole against set objectives;
- Provide regular reports on the progress of the university’s tutoring programme;
- Engage in the scholarship of learning and teaching with a focus on current research on Tutoring programmes
- Supervise the activities of the Tutor Coordinator Assistant.
- An Honours degree (or equivalent) in the field of Education or other relevant discipline;
- A minimum of 3 years of Higher Education working experience including initiatives for the development, facilitation, and coordination of hyflex Tutoring programmes in a complex university environment;
- Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work independently and in teams;
- Willingness to engage in continuing professional and personal learning;
- Excellent facilitation, mentoring, coaching, inter-personal, assessment and communication skills;
- Good report writing and research skills;
- High level of computer literacy and proficiency in software such as the Office365 suite of programmes.
Preference will be given to candidates with:
- A Masters degree in the field of Education or other relevant discipline.
- Additional qualifications in curriculum development (e.g. educational technology, instructional design, computer-integrated education), and proven, advanced knowledge of neuro-education.
- Substantial previous experience in facilitation of blended or hyflex learning interactions in a Higher Education settings.
- Specialised skills in monitoring or formally evaluating projects or initiatives.
For more information on this position, please contact: Dr Gerrit Wissing at Gerrit.Wissing@wits.ac.za.
How to apply:
Please submit a covering letter explicitly addressing your suitability with respect to the key responsibilities of the position together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of 3 referees. Please also attach certified copies of degrees/diplomas.
External applicants are invited to apply, by registering their profile on the Wits i-recruitment platform and submitting their application. Internal employees are invited to apply directly on Oracle by following the path: iWits /Self Service application/“Apply for a job”.
The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University.
The University retains the right to verify all information provided by candidates.
Please note that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment or to re-advertise.
Application deadline: 27 November 2020