Lecturer: Financial Planning

Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd

South Africa


Aug 24

The Company Milpark Education is a registered Private Higher Education Institution offering business management education that focuses on the areas of management and leadership, financial planning and insurance, and banking across South Africa and in other parts of Africa.Milpark offers full-time, part-time and distance learning Higher Education (HE) and Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications, as well as career-focused short courses. The higher education qualifications offered start at NQF level 5, extend into levels 6 and 7, and culminate in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NQF level 8. Our short-term qualifications cover the spectrum from NQF level 5 through to NQF level 7.Milpark Education has been rated as the Number One Private Provider of the MBA degree and was placed fifth in the overall rankings of accredited Educations in the 2012 PMR.africa national survey on accredited Educations offering MBA/MBL degrees in South Africa. Milpark has five different Schools, each with its own unique focus:1.Milpark College2.School of Financial Planning and Insurance3.School of Investment and Banking4.School of Commerce5.Milpark Business School Milparks ValuesThe Milpark culture is based on 5 core values:We focus on providing quality education to our students We focus on our excellent customer serviceWe work together with integrity and respectWe take personal accountability and responsibilityWe create value for our stakeholders through innovation and operational excellence The Position The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for the financial planning industry. It will be someone who wants to make a definitive contribution to ensure that the financial advisors/planners serving Southern African communities are able to guide their clients to make the right financial decisions. This lecturing position is in the department of Financial Planning in the School of Financial Planning and Insurance.Responsibilities TeachingImplement the assessment policy and procedures of Milpark in line with HEQC requirements with regard to assigned programmes and subjectsLecture and assess on assigned programmes in field of expertiseManage the assessment drafting process for assigned subjects across programmes within timelines as requireConduct internal moderation on assigned subjectsSign off on all assessments on assigned projects.Manage academic assessment discrepancies for assigned programmes and make recommendations to the Results CommitteeControl and sign off of marks for assigned programmesAssist with academic policy development for the faculty processesObtain input from industry to ensure innovation and relevance of teaching and to improve teaching materialTake responsibility for all learning material as well as subject related information loaded on myMilpark Assist students with content related queries and deal with requests for extra student supportBuild good relationships with internal departments and part-time academicsServe on relevant academic committeesProgramme OversightDevelop and document admission and exemption policies for the programmeDevelop RPL policy for a specific programmeOversee implementation of admission and selection policies for the assigned programmes (ensuring all entry criteria met and approval of selection and admissions)Track and manage student throughput on assigned programmes, in consultation with PMs, including the oversight of at risk student managementAction items that come out of specific student surveys and focus groups, in coordination with programme managersTake responsibility and ownership for the coherence and relevance of the assigned programmes and areasEnsure adequate author briefing for new subjectsManage all assigned programmes with reference to quality of course content and teaching and student supportMonitor curriculum development implementation, performance and quality of assigned programmesPrepare documentation (submissions) for registration (SAQA) and accreditation of programmes (HEQC) and for quality assurance (INSETA)Assist with preparation of Prospectus/Milpark Rules/similarManage the review process of material for assigned subjects in line with Milparks processes and proceduresRecruitment, performance management and people developmentRecruit academic staff (lecturers, examiners, critical readers, authors, moderators, tutors, supervisors, markers) for assigned areasParticipate in mock lecturing process before appointment of lecturing staff so as to assess capabilityTake responsibility for the quality of academic staff appointed and contracted on assigned subjectsManage induction and development of new academic staffManage the performance of lecturing staff to ensure that lecturers meet Milparks standards Take responsibility for lecturer and examiner development of teaching and learning ability according to quality assurance requirementsAddress poor performance of academic staffResearchConduct research and produce publications or other research outputs in line with departmental objectivesAssist with the research of students and facultyAct as supervisor and/or marker for student research in field of expertiseRecruit supervisors and markers in the field of expertiseGive input into the services delivered by the LRCCustomer ServiceImprove and ensure student motivationAssist with after hour academic representation online.Be available to meet with students in terms of an agreed schedule after hours (after hours and weekends)Ensure the student profiles are kept up to date with all contact intervention information and/or academic infoManage students across horizontal and vertical articulationAddress student academic queries and disputesProvide academic consulting services to students, faculty and sales & marketing departmentParticipate in HEQC/DoE/INSETA enquiriesConsult with marketing and administrative departments in connection with student evaluation and feedback.Maintain professional relationships with all clients, Milpark management and staff.Take accountability for own developmentExpand own expertise on continuous basisAttend workshops, conferences, etc. in order to stay abreast of developments in field of expertiseEngage with the professional and academic communitiesSpecial projectsAssist in the delivery of special projects as determined by managementProvide consulting services as and when required in field of expertise, in consultation with management

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