13 Sep 2018

Foundation Institute of Africa Job Vacancy : Dean Of Students

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  • Responsible for learning and development of students outside the classroom;
  • Coordinates with academic manager in developing and managing co-curricular and learning opportunities;
  • Direct students in establishing and running activities of various students’ clubs and societies;
  • Supervise and regulate the activities of students’ clubs and societies so as to conform with the college policies and procedures;
  • Guide students in developing a student union constitution;
  • Organize and supervise the student union elections;
  • Work with student groups and other members of the college community in developing extracurricular programmes;
  • Help in establishment of a student culture where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership;
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies and regulations pertaining to student life, especially those related to alcohol and drug abuse;
  • Administer the policies and regulations of the college as they pertain to students, including disciplinary procedures;
  • Serve as ambassador for college with alumni, students, and community leaders;
  • Direct and assist in planning social, recreational, and curricular programs;
  • Review reports of student misconduct cases that require disciplinary action to ensure recommendations conform to college policies;
  • Guide students accordingly to seek financial support from financial support providers, such as HELB;
  • Develop a budget for students’ activities and direct appropriations to various activities;
  • Counsel or advise individuals and groups on matters pertaining to personal problems, educational and vocational objectives, social and recreational activities, and financial assistance;
  • Any other duties that may be allocated to you by your supervisors inclusive of teaching some classes.

Qualifications for the Dean of Students Job

  • Be a holder of a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Counseling/ Psychology/Communications or equivalent
  • Have experience in a distinguished tertiary college and career experience of not less than 2 years, preferably as Dean of Students;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the Ministry of Education’s and TVETA’s college guiding policy;
  • Should have outstanding supervisory, problem analysis and listening skills;
  • Should demonstrate the ability to grow, support and develop young talents;
  • Should have knowledge of current academics and curriculum areas relevant to technical institutions;
  • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Ability to probe for, analyze and synthesize information, as well as express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to make quick yet sound decisions;
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and be persistent;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, self-driven attitude towards work, and commitment to the mission of the institutions.

Personal Attributes

  • Attentive to details
  • Service oriented
  • Good at planning and organizing
  • Empathetic and sociable
  • Highly diplomatic
  • Skilled in identifying problems and brainstorming potential solutions
  • Excellent at written and oral communication as well as presentation
  • Comfortable working independently and collaboratively
  • Passionate about connecting with teachers and students
  • Service oriented
  • Excellent at oral and written communication.

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV and Cover letter  to [email protected] with the position as a subject line on or before 20/9/2018.

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