Residence Head: Primary position (post level 9) (4 positions)

South Africa
Mar 07, 2018
Mar 16, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Department Student Affairs

Section Student Life

Residence Head: Primary position (post level 9) (4 positions)

Job ID: 2182


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Create an inspirational space within the residence community
  • Manage and control the residence, including the establishment and / or maintenance of an academic learning culture within a diverse residence community
  • Manage the residence within the parameters of the stated vision, mission and strategic goals of the UFS and Student Affairs
  • Establish the residence as dynamic and diverse area within which transformative living and learning can take place
  • Implement value-driven management in the residence
  • Provide guidance to the residence committee
  • Implement the college initiative
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to students within the residence
  • Create a residence culture that is inclusive of diverse communities
  • Ensure the application of policies as conveyed by Student Affairs and Housing and Residence Affair

    Inherent requirements:

    • A Bachelor’s degree



  • Post- graduate degree.
  • Language proficiency in another South African official language.

    Required competency:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the richly diverse working environment
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • A strong academic profile
  • Leadership development and crisis management skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a group
  • Ability to provide guidance in a rapidly transforming environment and to manage the process of change.
  • Willingness to work after hours in accordance with the rhythm of student life
  • Empathy with students

    Assumption of duties:
    As soon as possible.

    Closing date:

    16 March 2018.  

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