Assistant Director Student Affairs

South Africa
Aug 07, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department Student Affairs

Assistant Director (post level 7)

Job ID: 1998


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead all residence heads, college coordinators, programme coordinators and student assistants/volunteers in line with the vision, mission and values of the UFS.
  • Lead the coordination of all co-curricular programmes and initiatives within student communities in alignment with national standards.
  • Lead the coordination of all disciplinary processes in student communities according to the principles of restorative justice.
  • Lead the coordination of all assessment and evaluation processes in student communities in order to ensure data driven practice.
  • Lead programmes, conversations and projects in order to foster social solidarity within diverse student communities.
  • Lead the coordination of all strategic communication within student communities.
  • Lead and coordinate the annual election and training of student leaders within student communities.
  • Lead the budget and financial management processes of the student communities division.
  • Establish and maintain partnership with key stakeholders within and outside the UFS.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the Student Affairs leadership team.

Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Student Affairs / Residence Life.

Required competencies:

  • Business acumen.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalition.


  • Postgraduate qualification.
  • Management in Student Affairs / Residence Life.

Assumption of duties:
As soon as possible.


Closing date:
18 August 2017.  


The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 3687.


The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

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