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Operations Manager - Small Business Academy

Remuneration:Market related 
Company:Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

Operations manager: Small Business Academy

(Permanent, full-time position)

(Ref. EBW04/180/0518)

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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.
  • 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 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 in academic administration.
Commencement of duties: As soon as possible, but no later than 1 August 2018

Closing date: 27 June 2018

Enquiries regarding this post: Dr Marietjie Theron-Wepener on 021 918 4224, or at

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

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

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The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Posted on 14 Jun 08:22

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