Universities South Africa Senior Manager Position Available

Universities South Africa Senior Manager Position Available

Universities South Africa is a national association that represents the interests of the South African public universities through its key roles of advocacy, strategic research and sector support services. Universities South Africa also encourages cooperation among universities and among partners with whom it shares interests. Universities South Africa is based in Pretoria. As a non-profit organisation, Universities South Africa is funded through membership fees and revenues from contract management services and donor agencies. Applications are invited for the Senior Manager: Student Success.

Remuneration package: All-inclusive market-related salary package

The Student Success Collaborative Forum seeks to enhance equity by centralising student success across the higher education system through collaboration of all stakeholders. The project aims to draw together public higher education institutions, scholarship and bursary providers, business, government, non-profit organisations, and civil society organisations which focus on promoting student success in South Africa. The Senior Manager will contribute to the conceptualisation of specific SSCF projects, securing funding, leading and supporting their implementation, including the monitoring and evaluation frameworks of these projects.


• A relevant Master’s degree or equivalent qualification

• Minimum of 5 years of senior management experience, preferably in a higher education environment

• Significant experience of project and programme funding and management

• Advanced level of written and verbal communication skills

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat

• Experience of working with project management, database and surveys software

• Experience and interest in internal and external communications and partnership development

• Advanced organisational skills that reflect ability to plan, perform and prioritise multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and deadlines in a fast paced environment

• Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, staff, USAf governance and operational structures, external partners and donors

• Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

• Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently

• Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters

• Demonstrated high level of customer/client service and response

• Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions

• A valid driver’s license.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and CV with the names and contact details of at least three contactable referees by close of business on Friday 5 May 2023 to the HR Officer, Pearl Mokwena at email address: [email protected].

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