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Valenture Institute is a private online high school offering an academically rigorous, socially-rich learning experience that equips students with the skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.
Valenture is an exciting new start-up in the online education space. Our mission is to evolve what it means to “go” to school by transforming physical limitations into digital opportunities. We do this by providing students worldwide with a fully supported, global online high school experience, steeped in academic excellence and rooted in sustainable practices. We believe in providing more than just a quality online education – we’re dedicated to building and empowering a purpose-driven, global student body and equipping them to make the best of both their individual and collective futures.
The Deputy Registrar is responsible to the Registrar for all matters associated with institutional governance and compliance across the organisation. The role requires the person to work independently with minimal supervision and direction.
The incumbent will hold responsibility for the management of team members within their department that occupy roles in governance, compliance and administration.
The incumbent will work closely with all areas of the leadership team at Valenture Institute, and collaborate with the Registrar to ensure that governance is upheld, monitored and evaluated.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Develop and uphold policies and processes for the Deputy Registrar team that govern the workflows of the respective functions;
Review drafted employee and Educational Governance policies;
Draft and roll out employee and Educational Governance policies;
Develop, in collaboration with the Registrar other teams, the Quality Management System reporting for academic partners;
Work with the Project Management team to roll out the Quality Management System reporting;
Engage and support Heads of Department in their understanding of governance;
Escalation of incidents / complaints / other issues to the Registrar that require their attention, and in some cases escalation to the respective academic partner institution;
Review and refine minutes drafted by the Committee’s Officer for submission to the Registrar for sign-off and dissemination to the respective Committees;
Oversee and provide support to the Compliance Officer as they engage with the Talent Management team and external counsel on Labour Relation issues;
Work with Product Owners to ensure system requirements related to functions of the team are met;
Develop and oversee an internal monitoring and evaluation system for governance;
Provide team members across the organisation with guidance relating to governance;
Proactively and continuously remain informed of the legislative and regulatory landscape and alert the Registrar to matters that require development / alignment / input;
Proactively and continuously identify governance learning and development opportunities for the Office of the Deputy Registrar and other areas in the organisation;
Work closely with online school Principals on matters pertaining to governance and compliance;
Collaborate with the Head of Accreditation & Exams in the areas of accreditation and exams to identify governance requirements and establish mechanisms for these to be upheld with fidelity.
Managing the Deputy Registrar team including the Compliance Officer, Committees Officer, Student Records Officers and future roles as the team grows;
A minimum of a NQF level 7 qualification, preferably a qualification in Law or Public Administration.
Minimum of 3 years of working experience. Experience in the Education sector is advantageous but not required, we invite applications from those who have lateral experience.
Personal management experience is highly advantageous but we invite applications from those who wish to begin their journey in this area and commit themselves to developing this capacity.
Personal Skills & Attributes
Excellent attention to detail;
Ability to work to deadlines;
Ability to work effectively with minimal explicit direction and supervision;
A willingness to be a member of a team and to work collegially with other team members;
Willing support for the values and ethos of the organisation;
A high level of organisational and interpersonal skills;
Excellent communication, written and verbal skills;
Critical problem-solving ability. You'll often have to make decisions on the information available, which is not always in black and white;
An ability to analyse and interpret information quickly;
An interest in the Education Sector;
An interest in people management and development;
Project management skills, as you're likely to have to juggle a number of projects at one time.
Family member discount for Valenture Institute
Voluntary savings Programme
Please note that if you do not hear from us within 3 weeks, your application is considered unsuccessful at this time.
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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