Campus/Business Unit:Varsity College Pietermaritzburg
Direct Reporting Line:Vice Principal Academic
Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, is a registered private higher education institution.
The Pietermaritzburg campus has a vacancy for a Teaching Experience Co-ordinator.
The Teaching Experience Coordinator (TEC) will manage student placements for school-based work integrated learning (WIL) (Teaching Experience) across all qualifications within the School of Education on the identified campus/es.
Building partnerships with schools to source and secure school placements for students on the identified campus/es :
Discussions with principals/mentor teachers, visits to schools, telephonic and email communication
Establish and maintain a rolling database of schools.
Report in to the campus/es School of Education (SoE) Programme Managers (PM) or Vice Principal Academics (VPA) (where no SoE PM)
Placement of students in schools
Consult placement forms from registered students at start of year and allocate students to schools
Communicate onto students their final school placement
Track student school placements over the required years of the programme to ensure diversity in school experience
All written communique with schools done in consultation with the Campus SoE PM / VPA and Head of School Education:
Letters to schools
Collate the Information for the Mentor Teacher Information pack
Teaching Experience Supervisors
Source supervisors as per the Teaching Experience Supervisors Scope
Establish a database of supervisors for campus consideration
Ensure a professional and harmonious relationship with partner schools
Support the campus/es in the organisation of the Thank You event
May be required to assist the campus in other areas as identified by the Campus Principal / VPA / SoE PM.
- Interpersonal and communications skills
- Problem solving skills
- Best suited to a friendly, organised person who works accurately and is able to handle pressure
- Heightened time management and organisational skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Minimum of Advanced Diploma or Bachelor's Degree. Postgraduate qualification advantageous.
- Experience in education is strongly recommended.
Own car and valid driver's license essential.