Career Centre Co-ordinator - Cape Town Campus - N/A10163
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Number of Openings

Campus/Business Unit:

Varsity College Cape Town

Direct Reporting Line:

Vice Principal Student Services

Job Purpose:

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). The IIE enjoys the reputation of being at the forefront of private higher education in South Africa, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to provide higher education qualifications accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

The IIE's Varsity College has a vacancy for a: Career Centre Co-ordinator - Cape Town Campus

Duties and Responsibilities:

Career Centre Marketing

  • Ensures sufficient students have registered and accessed the website on a regular basis by marketing the Career Centre website to students and Alumni
  • Uploads job opportunities into the website
  • Sources blogs for the website for career purposes
  • Maintains contact with website members
  • Hosts career evenings / afternoon for final year students and alumni
  • Hosts part-time work expo for current students
  • Hosts a career fair for students and alumni
  • Hosts the career centre client appreciation breakfast for clients


  • Establishes and maintains relations with all clients
  • Ensures and enables clear and open communication between the clients and the Career Centre
  • Ensures compliance to the corporate identity at all times
  • Attends and participates in networking forums resulting in the increased awareness of quality graduates
  • Identifies businesses to partner with
  • Markets the brand and demonstrates the value of recruiting from the career centre

Student Recruitment

  • Receives requests from students or graduates from clients
  • Sends a job specification to clients to complete
  • Advertises the job on the campus in relation to the relevant target market
  • Uses different mediums to advertise jobs
  • Receives and screens student's CVs
  • Obtains letters of recommendation from Academic Operations Co-ordinators on suitable student candidates
  • Conducts one on one interviews with the potential students and sends CVs to clients
  • Preparation of Students for Work Readiness
  • Fills out a profile form to ascertain student's strengths and weaknesses and create self awareness
  • Guides and advises on CV preparation
  • Guides and advises on interview techniques

Provides general career support

  • Designs and presents a range of interactive workshops in relation to work readiness
  • Hosts work readiness workshops by inviting industry leaders to address students
  • Supports and collaborates with Heads of Schools and departments regarding events and workshops for ex. Law Careers Fair


  • Extends similar support to alumni allowing them to take advantage of professional networks
  • Offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with fellow students through networking functions and alumni reunions
  • Creates a platform for Alumni to give back to the brand and students either by providing graduate job opportunities, talks or providing mentorship to current students.
  • Remains in contact with existing Alumni and assist with building a database of new Alumni


  • Advanced computer literacy essential
  • Excellent administration, planning and time keeping skills
  • Customer service orientation, high levels of energy and self motivation
  • Highly effective communication and organisational skills
  • Shown ability to manage work and self proactively
  • Enjoy working, networking and building relationships with people.
  • Superior Presentation Skills
  • Must be confident and outgoing
  • Proven track record
  • Must be approachable


Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Relevant 3 year Diploma or Degree in Human Resources or a related field

Work Experience:

Minimum Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years Recruitment or Training and Development experience

Working Conditions:

  • EE/AA Position.
  • Requirements: Drivers license and own reliable vehicle.