Operations Manager: Small Business Academy

South Africa
Jun 14, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The University of Stellenbosch Business School requires the services of an operations manager at its Small Business Academy (SBA), which is currently operating in the Western and Eastern Cape.


  • Academic support:

Providing support for training, mentorship, continuous development and research activities; secretariat for committee meetings; providing guidance to SBA coordinators; providing support for the selection of candidates for development programmes; compiling of information for manuals and reports; capturing of marks;


  • Marketing, recruitment and stakeholder liaising:

 Coordinating the recruitment of participants for Development Programmes (including marketing and open days); marketing the Growth Initiative and other activities; SBA publicity; liaising with alumni, sponsors, trainers, mentors and other stakeholders;


  • Logistics and events management:       

Planning activities; events coordination; logistical arrangements (accommodation, flights, additional support);


  • Administration:

Academic records; financial administration.


Job Requirements:

  • An appropriate Honours degree in business management;
  • Three years' experience of events management and logistics;
  • Four years' experience in stakeholder relations;
  • Excellent writing abilities;
  • A valid driver's licence;
  • Willingness to travel independently to Eastern Cape and other parts of Southern Africa;
  • Willingness and availability to work outside normal office hours.



  • The ability to work on several projects simultaneously and independently;
  • Strong communication skills (written and stakeholder relations management skills);
  • Strong planning and coordination skills;
  • Administrative, supervision and time management skills;
  • Energetic personality and the ability to solve problems proactively.




Three years' experience of academic administration.


Enquiries regarding job content: Dr Marietjie Theron-Wepener on 021 918 4224, or at mwep@usb.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 27 June 2018

Commencement date: 1 August 2018

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