The Division of Student Development and Support (SDS) plays a leading role in creating a holistic and enabling environment, and providing wide ranging opportunities for students to develop to their full potential by contributing positively to the betterment of the campus environment and society. SDS recognises the need for graduates to be given opportunities in order to acquire and possess certain competencies to be competitive within the very challenging graduate job market. The aim of the programme is to create learning opportunities for UWC graduates to develop the much-needed work readiness skills. It is for this reason that SDS is continuing with the recruitment of additional Graduate Competency Development Programme (GCDP) candidates.
SDS seeks to appoint 12 suitable appointees for key GCDP positions for a period of 18 months, across the following SDS Departments:
Office of the DVC SDS (including but not limited to Communications, Media Society, and Student Governance)
Centre for Student Support Services (CSSS)
Office for Student Development (OSD)
Residential Services (RS)
Financial Aid (Fin Aid)
Sports Administration (SA)
The duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
(Please note: the duties vary according to each department’s programmes or projects and assigned responsibilities).
- Assisting with and influencing the development, implementation and review of the communication plan in profiling SDS key activities
- Contributing to the development and maintenance of sound marketing strategies to market the activities of the departments
- Assisting with programme or project implementation
- Preparing the release of updates and stories from SDS events
- Assisting with information management and data analysis
- Contributing to the planning and organising of events and projects
- Participating in the design and co-facilitation of the workshops and training
- Assisting with the compilation of the departmental reports that will contribute to the finalisation of the Divisional Annual Report
- Assisting with other duties assigned by the respective SDS Departments
- Perform any ad hoc tasks or duties assigned which are linked to the project, programme or effective running of the Department or Office.
Candidates will have the opportunity to attend a structured training and development programme.
Exposure to the higher education sector, UWC specific environment and Student Development and Support portfolio, and practices that support student experience