Junior Scholar Coordinator Job at Make A Difference (MAD) Leadership Foundation

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) focuses on leadership development through education: the approach is to identify academically talented scholars with leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in the areas of education, leadership, wellness and life-skills development.

MAD Leadership Foundation seeks to appoint a  based in.

Job Title: Junior Scholar Coordinator
Job Location:  Bellville, Cape Town
Salary: Market-related salary

Junior Scholar Coordinator be responsible for caring for our junior scholars on the programme (Grade 8 to Grade 10).

Junior Scholar Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage all financial and administrative matters about the scholars:
    • All financial and administrative tasks connected to coordinating and taking care of a group of scholars
    • Accurately track the scholars’ budget
    • Ensure all educational and academic necessities are provided to the scholar in a timeous manner
    • Accurately capturing of any data about the scholars
    • Organise, book and plan any practical or travel logistics for the scholars
    • Assist the team in planning, organising and attending functions or events for our scholars
    • Accurately track scholars’ academic, social and personal development
    • Quarterly writing of professional reports to provide feedback on scholar’s performance
  • Coordinate and implement support services where necessary i.e
    • Liaise with the scholars, schools, parents or any third party involved
    • Regular school visits
    • Provide access to resources on an academic, social or emotional level
    • Offer emotional support and guidance to scholars on a daily basis
    • Identify any problems and arranging the necessary interventions either through the multi-disciplinary team or external service providers such as for academic tutoring
  • Grow meaningful relationships with all stakeholders
  • Assist with any other task that might be part of your professional training (i.e. psychometric assessments, counselling etc.)

Junior Scholar Coordinator Job Requirements:

  • Qualified as either one of the following:
    •  A psychologist or registered counsellor
    • Teacher
    • Social worker
    • Community/youth development worker
    • Registration with the appropriate professional board (HPCSA)
  • Initiative to perceive
  • Patience to build positive relationships with the scholars
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to deliver high-quality care and support to our scholars
  • Experience in working with young people (age 12 to 22 years’) and their families
  • Strong interpersonal, administrative, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and to multi-task
  • Ability to travel on a regular basis
  • Valid driver’s licence and a reliable car
  • South African citizen
  • Clear criminal record
  • A third language would be highly advantageous

To apply, request an application form from Jocelyn at jocelyn@madleadership.org 

Application Deadline: 24th August, 2018