ACADEMIC ASSISTANT (The Business School) Opportunity

Campus/Business Unit:

Varsity College Midrand

Direct Reporting Line:

Head of Department

Job Purpose:

Varsity College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd, is a registered private higher education institution.

The Midrand campus has a vacancy for an Academic Assistant.

The Academic Assistant (The Business School) forms part of the academic operations team on site consisting of the Vice Principal Operations and Head of Department. The Academic Assistant duties include:

  • All academic administration in designated programmes including SAM (System for Academic Management) database
  • Co-ordinating of lecturer information, communication reports, claims, evaluations and QA reports
  • Ordering and control of materials for lecturing staff and students
  • Processing all academic results and attendance registers and reports
  • Maintaining up-to-date academic transcripts for students
  • Assist the Head of Department with academic operations delivery on a day to day basis
  • Communicate all academic operational changes effectively to students and lecturers
  • Compiling and distribution of timetables and academic calendars


  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer skills advantageous
  • Best suited to a friendly, organised person who works accurately and is able to handle pressure
  • Best suited to a systematic person with an eye for detail
  • Excellent organisational and administration skills


  • Tertiary qualification or equivalent preferable but not essential

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 1 year in administration

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