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  • Posted: May 22, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 1, 2020
  • Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students. The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape...
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    Personal Assistant for Director

    Division of Student Affairs
    Centre for Student Leadership and Structures
    Personal Assistant, Director Centre for Student Leadership and Structures
    (Ref. SLS/116/0520)

    • The primary goals of the Division of Student Affairs (DSAf), which reports to the Vice-Rector (Learning and Teaching), is to provide systemic-holistic support and development to students and to promote coherent cooperation among all the University’s role players (especially students and faculties) to advance the goals of SU and students.The Centre for Student Leadership and Structures (CSLS) operates in conjunction with the Centre for Student Communities (CSC) and the Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD). All three of these Centres form part of the Division of Student Affairs, which is primarily aimed at student development by means of a broad spectrum of co-curricular activities. The mission of CSLS entails the integration and offering of transformative student experiences, with a focus on providing engaged leadership development and support.


    • Providing administrative support to the Director of the Centre of Student Leadership and Structures;
    • Office administration and logistics;
    • Finance;
    • Supporting special projects;
    • Coordinating special events.

    Job Requirements        

    • A National Diploma or B-degree in a related field such as secretarial or administration;
    • At least five years' proven administrative experience, preferably in a university environment;
    • An excellent verbal and written command of English and Afrikaans;
    • The ability to liaise appropriately with stakeholders, both within and outside the University;
    • Proven knowledge and extended experience in the organisation and support of financial processes;
    • High-level computer proficiency with regard to the Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);
    • Independence and accuracy in performing tasks in a highly demanding environment;
    • Client service orientated;
    • Ability to function effectively within a team;
    • Accuracy and sense of responsibility;
    • High-level organisational ability with proven ability to prioritise;
    • Ability to function under pressure without compromising accuracy;
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills.


    • Enquiries regarding job content: Ms. Tonia Overmeyer,Director, Centre for Student Leadership and Structures, on 021 808 4906 or at
    • Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

    Commencement date: 01 August 2020
    Closing date: 01 June 2020

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Stellenbosch University on to apply
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