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  • Posted: Jun 23, 2022
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  • Where we are - A presence in two provinces The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. W...
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    Bursary Officer

    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

    • The purpose of this position is to administer bursary administration for various Bursars and to assist students, parents, and stakeholders with all enquiries

    Key Responsibilities:

    Internal Bursary Administration

    • Receive bursary applications
    • Perform first round evaluations
    • Capture applications on Students Bursaries and Loans system
    • Ensure applications are sent to Central Bursary Office

    Government Funded Bursary Administration

    • Administration of NSFAS, DSD, NSF and DMV bursaries
    • Capturing on SBL system according to bursary codes
    • Determine students that qualify for allowances and stipends and submit information to be loaded on student accounts
    • Assist students with signing of contracts
    • Evaluate and approve requests for private accommodation payments
    • Review accounts and subsystem to ensure completeness of reporting

    External Bursary Administration

    • Administration of various External Bursars
    • Capturing on SBL system according to bursary codes
    • Determine students that qualify for allowances and stipends and submit information to be loaded on student accounts
    • Assist bursars with request for information, statements, records and invoices
    • Evaluate and approve requests for private accommodation payments and credit refunds
    • Review accounts and subsystem to ensure completeness of reporting

    Student Account Administration and Reports

    • Compile templates with student funding requirements
    • Regularly review allocations and follow up on outstanding information
    • Identify student with funding risks and report on a monthly basis
    • Perform account audits

    General Enquiries

    • Attend to all student, parent, and bursar enquiries in a professional manner
    • Build professional working relationships with Bursars
    • Resolve funding problems with regular follow ups
    • Assist with bursary audits

    Ad Hoc requests

    • Assist with all reasonable ad-hoc tasks that might surface in the line of duty
    • Contribution to the team
    • Building harmonious relationships
    • Healthy work ethics
    • Reliability and punctuality

    Minimum requirements

    • Grade 12 (essential)
    • Diploma/ Degree in Finance/or Accounting (Desirable)
    • 2 years’ experience within tertiary environment (Essential)
    • 1 year knowledge of university systems (Desirable)
    • 2 years’ experience in data processing, compiling of reports or templates (Essential)

    Functional & Technical competencies:

    • Computer Literacy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail)
    • Numerical skills
    • Able to work accurately, and under pressure to achieve deadlines
    • Exceptional knowledge of NSFAS and other Government funded bursaries

    Behavioural Competencies:

    • Client serviced orientated – a positive attitude towards multicultural clients
    • Ability to function in a team as well as independently
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Problem solving   

    Closing Date: 1st, July 2022              

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to North West University on nwu.ci.hr to apply

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