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Universities / Higher (Tertiary) Education

Summary 
Tertiary Education staff are involved in the teaching and assistance of learning of those undertaking tertiary or higher education. They prepare relevant coursework, homework and various assignments to properly test and prepare the students for further learning. They may also conduct research and contribute to various professional journals.

Typical Activities

  • Prepare course materials and grade examinations
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of advancements in their teaching field
  • Train and teach others to ensure educational needs are being met

Synonyms or related job titles

Higher Education Lecturer, Professor, University Lecturer, University Tutor

Summary

Academic Operations staff are tasked with contributing to Academic Operations activities, providing administrative support to aid the provision of a professional and effective service to Study Centres. They may be responsible for coordinating and supporting academic operations activities focussing on quality assurance and assessment services.

Typical Activities

  • Support digital assessment content production and delivery online through digital channels including but not limited to webinar, Virtual Learning Environment, Applications, and online forums 
  • Coordinate and support delivery centres’ use of IT systems and processes to access assessment services to include online assessment platforms
  • Undertake such other duties as may be deemed necessary from time to time within the academic functions

1. Faculty / Department Administration

Summary

Department Admin staff provide support to faculty, students and professional staff. They usually have ownership of timetables; support the submission of regulatory returns and support the compliance with Data Protection requirements.

Typical Activities

  • Book rooms for internal events and ad-hoc bookings
  • Liaise with academic staff about availability for timetabling
  • Create and maintain the computerised timetable, including editing one-off events and rescheduling sessions to ensure that academic staff and students have up-to-date schedules
2. Faculty / Department Lecturers and Scientists

Summary

Department Lecturers and Scientists typically contribute to the design, production and presentation of various undergraduate and postgraduate modules, primarily (but not exclusively) in the Sciences programme, as well as participating in on-line forums and tutorials which form part of these modules. They are tasked with attracting external research funding and lead research in their specific area of expertise.

Typical Activities

  • Contribute to the design, production and presentation of various modules
  • Lead research in the Sciences programme
  • Engage in outreach and public engagement
3. Faculty / Department Other Support Jobs

Summary

Support staff will provide wide ranging administrative assistance within the Faculty, including supporting and contributing to the effective delivery of administrative procedures and processes. They will be responsible for administrative support to the relevant Academic School and coordinating administrative activity between Student Administration and the Academic School.

Typical Activities

  • Organise diaries including the management of papers and correspondence
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Schedule meetings, including School meetings and Subject Committee meetings, that are the responsibility of the Head of School

Summary

Alumni relations staff play an important part in maintaining a college or university's funding stream and reputation in the community. Alumni relations officers may also assist former students with job-seeking and career development. The job holder is also tasked with building and maintaining personal relationships with alumni donors.

Typical Activities

  • Promote and maintain participation membership in alumni associations
  • Serve as liaisons between graduates and current university officials
  • Work with recent graduates to build life-long relationships and connect them with established members of the alumni community

1. Communication, Events and Marketing

Summary

Communications, Events and Marketing staff typically plan, produce and deliver marketing and communications plan activities including media, promotions, website and collateral materials. They will be required to develop materials to deliver the organization's messages to the public and the media, as well as assisting with organization and coordination of conferences, meetings, seminars and other events.

Typical Activities

  • Provide support and assistance in planning, developing, producing, and delivering marketing and communications materials
  • Handle development, production, and distribution of promotional and collateral materials
  • Develop the communications calendar to ensure timely execution of programs
2. Fundraising

Summary

The primary goal of Fundraising staff is to collect funds for use in an organization or cause. Fundraisers may work in more specialized areas, such as only working one-on-one with large donors or only working in planning and coordinating events meant to raise money.

Typical Activities

  • Raise funds for a cause and meet fundraising targets
  • Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits to understand how to position an organization to them
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for an organization

Summary

Art Centre staff are required to provide learning activities appropriate to the age of the students in order to develop an interest in and ability for creative expression.

Typical Activities

  • Show students how to properly use and care for materials, tools and equipment
  • Monitor and maintain classroom inventory
  • Plan and present art displays

Summary

Athletics staff are tasked with providing of a range of support and organisational services to their department, organising, utilising and maintaining equipment and materials for their institution. They will help academic staff and students make optimum use of sporting facilities, and may take on responsibility for the management and promotion of any external lettings. They are involved in the effective maintenance of all sport and fitness facilities and equipment.

Typical Activities

  • Effectively run a sports facility reception and customer access point
  • Promote and manage external lettings for all sports facilities 
  • Prepare materials and set up equipment for use in sports facilities

1. Auxiliary Services Athletics

Summary

Auxiliary Services staff provide guests with a strong impression of their institution through a positive guest service experience. The job holder is expected to work cohesively with all employees of the organisation in order to maintain a high level of service.

Typical Activities

  • Greet and direct guests while performing assigned tasks
  • Provide guests with accurate event and venue information
  • Enforce facility policies and procedures
2. Coaches and Trainers

Summary

Coaches and trainers are responsible for providing athletic training services including testing, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. They are required to uphold institution rules, observe players' approaches and outline corrective techniques. They should also endeavour to maintain established safety standards and minimize preventable injuries.

Typical Activities

  • Monitor athletic events and team practices
  • Perform initial athletic training evaluations
  • Provide care, treatment and rehabilitation

Summary

Central Administration staff will support the operation of the institution and provide clerical, administrative and other assistance as required. The role typically involves daily contact with students and professionals by welcoming users of the School and offering appropriate support to meet their needs by directing to activities and providing general information.

Typical Activities

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support for the institution and partners
  • Work alongside the school management to collect and collate statistical evidence
  • Display and maintain comprehensive information points throughout the institution, ordering stock and updating as necessary

1. Fundraising and Cooperations

Summary

Fundraising and Cooperations staff are tasked with playing a close role in the community and collaborating with individuals across the institution to build and execute robust marketing and fundraising campaigns that meet revenue goals.

Typical Activities

  • Produce valuable and engaging content that connects with and converts target audiences
  • Develop and implement strategies and tactics to support program and revenue growth
  • Build and deploy successful fundraising campaigns
2. Publications and Printing Services

Summary

Publications and Printing Service staff ensure any documentation is efficiently processed in adherence with production and printing requirements. The job holder may be involved with the creation of editorial deadlines and coordination of production schedules.

Typical Activities

  • Establish publication standards
  • Maintain production deadlines
  • Print final documentation
3. Residential Services

Summary

Residential Services staff typically take on four key areas of responsibility - Reception, Security, Maintenance and Portering. They are tasked with contributing to the admin functions of residential areas and may provide support to students with issues relating to residential issues such as personal conflicts and accommodation concerns.

Typical Activities

  • Carry out a range of tasks related to residential areas
  • Offer support to students with residential issues
  • Deal with stakeholder requests and provide information
4. Social Services

Summary

Social Services staff are tasked with assisting in addressing the psychological and social well-being of students. Responsibilities include providing information to students, parents, and school staff, counselling students with personal and psychological issues, and addressing relevant issues in the school, such as school attendance, illegal drugs, teen pregnancy, and social adjustment issues. The incumbent will work with students in one-on-one, classroom, or school-wide sessions.

Typical Activities

  • Counsel students with personal and psychological issues that affect their performance, behaviour, and socialization in school
  • Provide counselling sessions, treatment plans, or workshops as necessary and establishing prevention programs and intervention plans.
  • Communicate with students to determine the areas in which they may need assistance or counselling.

Summary

Academic librarians are responsible for acquiring, organising, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users. Academic librarianship is a people-focused role, requiring individuals to manage learning resources while keeping the library users' needs in mind. Duties vary considerably according to the size of the library.

Typical Activities

  • Liaise with departmental academic staff, external organisations and suppliers
  • Ensure that library services meet the needs of certain groups of users (staff, postgraduate students, disabled students and more)
  • Select, develop, catalogue and classify library resources

Summary

Museum Administrators perform administrative work involving planning, developing, coordinating and supervising activities and facilities including leadership for curatorial, educational, and preservation programs; initiation and maintenance of exhibitions and management of research programs; development of public programs, collections, educational and promotional materials.

Typical Activities

  • Develop short and long-term museum program objectives
  • Manage, plan, and maintain facilities
  • Develop, administer and monitor budgets

Summary

Student Affairs employees are responsible for providing advice, support and training for student activities committees. They ensure regular communication occurs between departmental representatives and are expected to keep students aware of developments in issues affecting them. 

Typical Activities

  • Administer student activity fees for clubs and organizations
  • Ensure regular communication occurs between departmental representatives 
  • Collate feedback from undergraduate departmental representatives

1. Career Sercives

Summary

Career Services staff match people with jobs based on their education level, work history, personality, interests and skills. In addition to helping people who are just entering the workforce, the career services job description includes helping people who have lost their jobs/ dropped off courses, are between jobs/courses, unhappy with their career/course choices, or experiencing other types of job/course stress.

Typical Activities

  • Help people develop career plans
  • Teach people job search techniques
  • Inform people about the labour market
2. Counselling

Summary

Counsellors are tasked with recommending appropriate treatment, support and adjustments for staff and students which maximize their experience. They are involved with the day-to-day practice within the institution to ensure effective, efficient and measured operational practice.

Typical Activities

  • Provide evaluations and therapy
  • Report on the provision of clinical assessments of clients 
  • Supervise and monitor the allocation of new referrals
3. Enrolment and Admission

Summary

Enrolment and Admissions staff are responsible for the recruitment and admissions of students. They work closely with academic staff and participate in recruitment activities such as Open Days and Higher Education conventions. 

Typical Activities

  • Manage the admissions processing of a portfolio of programmes in close liaison with academic departments
  • Handle admission enquiries
  • Monitor the responses of applicants to decisions and provide data to Faculties and Departments on applicant status and workflow
4. Event Management

Summary

Event managers plan and organise promotional, business and social events. They're responsible for running a range of events, ensuring the target audience is engaged and the message of the event is marketed properly. As an event manager, the job holder will organise conferences, seminars and exhibitions, as well as parties and corporate incentive trips.

Typical Activities

  • Communicate, maintain, and develop a long-lasting relationship with clients
  • Manage vendors or suppliers in a professional manner
  • Ensure that the cost of an event is well within the budget agreed with a client
5. Exchange Programmes

Summary

Coordinators develop study abroad programs and both recruit and prepare students to live and study in another country. The position is administrative, with tasks related to program and project management. Coordinators will work with students to help them research and choose where to study abroad and which programs will best suit their academic goals.

Typical Activities

  • Help students in foreign countries by setting up study abroad programs
  • Coordinate traveling and council students looking to study abroad
  • Assist students on how to prepare to live in another country
6. Financial Aid and Scholarships

Summary

Financial Aid and Scholarships staff are tasked with evaluating, approving, and awarding financial aid to students in accordance with federal, state, and university regulations, policies, and operating guidelines. They assess financial needs of students, and advise students and parents regarding financial aid options, processes, and requirements. They may evaluate student academic progress and adjudicate academic progress appeals. They participate as appropriate in systems/procedures planning and management; implement and coordinate specific individual programs and/or assignments, in accordance with the overall objectives of the department.

Typical Activities

  • Analyse and evaluate financial viability of students and families, and provide advice and counsel regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process
  • Review and assess eligibility of applications for financial aid; exercise professional judgment to determine whether adjustments should be made
  • Review for accuracy and provide signature approval/disapproval of loan applications, promissory notes, and other financial documents