Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd: Lecturer








Company Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd
Reference # LecSTI_130721
Published 13/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Introduction
The Company

Milpark Education is a registered Private Higher Education Institution offering business management education that focuses on the areas of management and leadership, Financial Planning and Insurance, and banking across South Africa and in other parts of Africa.

Milpark offers full-time, part-time and distance learning Higher Education (HE) and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications, as well as career-focused short courses. The higher education qualifications offered start at NQF level 5, extend into levels 6 and 7, and culminate in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NQF level 8. Our short-term qualifications cover the spectrum from NQF level 5 through to NQF level 7.

Milpark Education has been rated as the Number One Private Provider of the MBA degree and was placed fifth in the overall rankings of accredited Educations in the 2012 PMR.africa national survey on accredited Educations offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa.

Milpark’s Values
The Milpark culture is based on 5 core values:
•We focus on providing quality education to our students
• We focus on our excellent customer service
•We work together with integrity and respect
•We take personal accountability and responsibility
•We create value for our stakeholders through innovation and operational excellence

Job Functions Academic,Lecturer
Industries Academic
Specification
The Position

This Junior Lecturer position is in the Department of Financial Planning in the School of Financial Planning and Insurance. The ideal candidate for this position will have industry experience working in the Short-Term Insurance Industry. You need to be passionate about taking technical material and content and presenting and teaching it in such a way that students will know what the practical implications will be for their clients. If you want to make a definitive contribution to raising the level of professionalism in the Short-Term Insurance Industry in Southern Africa, this is the role for you.

Responsibilities

Teaching
•Implement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements with regard to assigned programmes and subjects
•Lecture and assess on assigned programmes in field of expertise.
•Manage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across programmes within timelines as require
•Conduct internal moderation on assigned subjects
•Sign off on all assessments on assigned subject
•Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned programmes and make recommendations to the Results Committee.
•Control and sign off of marks for assigned programmes
•Obtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance of teaching and to improve teaching material
•Take responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark
•Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student support
•Build good relationships with internal departments and part-time academics
•Serve on relevant academic committees





Programme Oversight
•Action items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with programme managers
•Take responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of assigned modules.
•Manage all assigned modules with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student support.
•Monitor curriculum development implementation, performance, and quality of assigned modules.
•Assist in the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milpark’s processes and procedures.

Recruitment, performance management and people development
•Recruit part-time academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areas
•Participate in “mock” lecturing process before appointment of part-time lecturing staff so as to assess capability
•Take responsibility for the quality of academic staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjects
•Manage the performance of part-time lecturing staff to ensure that part-time lecturers meet Milpark’s standards
•Take responsibility for part-time lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirements
•Address poor performance of part-time academic staff

Customer Service
•Improve and ensure student motivation
•Be available to meet with students in terms of an agreed schedule
•Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic info
•Address student academic queries and disputes
•Provide academic consulting services to students, faculty and sales & marketing department
•Participate in HEQC/DoE/INSETA enquiries
•Consult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback.
•Maintain professional relationships with all clients, Milpark management and staff.

Research & Publication
•Write articles for industry publications

Take accountability for own development
•Expand own expertise on continuous basis
•Attend workshops, conferences, etc. in order to stay abreast of developments in field of expertise
•Engage with the professional and academic communities

Special projects
•Assist in the delivery of special projects as determined by management

Requirements
Education & Experience Requirements

•An NQF 6 Short-term related qualification.
•RE 5.
•Minimum three years’ industry-related experience

Desired Behavioural competencies

•Excellent written communication skills
•Passion for education and for students
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•High attention to detail
•Commitment to continuous professional development
•Proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines in a fast-moving and pressurised environment.

If your application is not successful but we think you might be a good fit for another position at Milpark we will keep your CV in the pipeline in case an opportunity arises. If you would prefer that we don’t keep your CV in this manner, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]”.

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups, and appointments will be made in line with our EE requirements.

Job Closing Date 20/07/2021