Accommodation Officer

South Africa
Jan 08, 2019
Feb 08, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Duties and responsibilities


Implement Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP) as it is and to do research, including, but not limited to:

  • Develop a strategy, to create residences with an academic focus, including the full implications for numbers and costing as well as strategy for postgraduate, postdoctoral and international students.
  • Determine the overall impact of accommodating first year students in campus residences, i.e. socio-economic, academic performance, first generation students, the mentorship system and residence culture.
  • Benchmark exercises, not only in South Africa, but also abroad, to determine philosophy and success of accommodating first year students in campus residences.
  • Through various university departments (i.e. CTL and DIRAP as well as Student Affairs) establish a pathway to enhance academic performance, not only in junior residences, in order to improve the overall throughput rate.
  • Through relevant research and consultation, introduce the minimum requirements for renewal of placement as equal to a 100% pass rate, including first years and students in senior residences.
  • Establish a working relationship with the Postgraduate School in order to share the information generated by tracking system used by the Postgraduate School.
  • Facilitate the increase in the number of Honours students in senior residences through enhancement of academic performance and a higher throughput rate.
  • Benchmark the contribution of significant postgraduate residence community in relation to other universities in South Africa and abroad.
  • Through an effective working relationship with the Directorate for Research Development  determine the needs and dynamics of postdoctoral students as a pathway to accommodate more postdoctoral students on campus.
  • Liaise with the sub-division Placement Administration in order to understand all relevant placement policies as a tool in achieving strategic targets.
  • Identify the issues faced by students in off-campus accommodation, including the quantification of the accommodation gap.


Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years relevant experience in the management of both junior and senior accommodation facilities.


Required competencies:

  • A thorough understanding of the issues faced by students regarding on-and off-campus accommodation, including the quantification of the accommodation gap.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work long after hours.
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Business acumen.
  • Results oriented.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Leading.
  • Building coalition.



  • Completed internship in the residence accommodation sector within the tertiary education environment.


Closing date

14 January  2019.  



The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161 / 3687/ 9962/ 9130.



The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department / division.

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