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Coordinator - Communication/Marketing

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Reference:#Ref. SSVO/066/0319
Company:Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University 

Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) Equality Unit

Coordinator: Communication and Marketing

(Ref. SSVO/066/0319) 

The Equality Unit (EqU) promotes collective action towards social justice and discourse regarding social asymmetries at Stellenbosch University. The Unit coordinates, educates and raises awareness around equality, gender, HIV/Aids, and anti-discrimination amongst students and staff on campus. The Unit is further responsible for the coordination and implementation of Stellenbosch University’s policies on Unfair Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and HIV/Aids. It also serves as a central walk-in service for students and staff managing reports of unfair discrimination and various forms of harassment. 


This position entails the coordination of a comprehensive institutional marketing and communication equality and HIV strategy for Stellenbosch University that aims to realise an inclusive, value-driven campus, free from unfair discrimination, harassment and victimisation, as well as that the HIV prevention and support services needed for student and staff success are promoted. The post is aimed at establishing and strengthening SU’s leadership role with respect to equality and HIV (including gender and sexualities) through the use of communication and marketing. Duties include:
  • Strenghtening SU’s leadership and institutional communications/marketing on equality, gender, sexualities and HIV within a framework of social justice, health and wellness;
  • Coordinating and developing traditional and digital communications/marketing for the EqU and the CSCD.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a communications or marketing-related field, or equivalent proven experience in those fields;
  • A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience;
  • Knowledge of strategic communication campaigns in a contemporary, digital and networked society;
  • Proven understanding and experience in integrated marketing and communication operations;
  • Knowledge and experience with social media and web-based platforms as a marketing and communication mechanism;
  • Experience in writing media releases and articles;
  • Knowledge of social justice issues;
  • Fluent in two South African languages including English;
  • Knowledge and experience in facilitation/training;
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Advanced computer skills with regard to MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and social media;
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships and networks with students and staff at all levels;
  • The ability to take initiative and to function effectively under pressure.
  • Knowledge of communication protocols within the higher education environment;
  • A third South African language.
Commencement of duties: 1 May 2019 or sooner

Closing date: 10 April 2019

Enquiries regarding the job content: Mr. Jaco Greeff Brink on 021 808 2865, 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 complete contact details of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Apply online at

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

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 Mar 09:45

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