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Director Experiential Learning

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St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school.

We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.

GIRLS’ COLLEGE

Within the Girls’ College we strive to produce confident young women who are able to lead a life of conviction and purpose.

The College’s Methodist focus offers our young women important guiding principles enabling of this life of purpose which is central to the Saints Honour Code, namely “Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”. The Girls’ College provides a safe, nurturing and inclusive community where young women are encouraged to explore, experiment and investigate.

Director Experiential Learning

The Girls’ College invites applications for the above-mentioned position which will be available from 1 January 2021.

This is a new and exciting position at the Girls’ College. Experiential education is a teaching philosophy that informs many methodologies in which teachers purposefully engage with students in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop people’s capacity to contribute to their communities.

The Director of Experiential Learning will be responsible for overseeing all learning experiences and education programmes beyond the classroom. The position includes a mix of responsibilities including programme and curriculum design, implementation and evaluation, teaching skills, administrative duties and community engagement.

The requirements for this position are:

  • A passion for the outdoors, adventure and exploration
  • Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, a minimum of five years’ experience and be physically able to meet the work demands
  • A sound and progressive understanding of international trends in girls’ education and experiential education practices
  • A passion for curriculum design and innovative pedagogy
  • A high level of organisational, administrative and communication skills
  • The ability to be an integral and visionary member of the academic and character education development teams
  • An interest and vision for a student-centred holistic education programme
  • A willingness to integrate technology into teaching and learning
  • A commitment to on-going personal and professional development
  • A willingness to work within the values, Christian ethos and mission of the College as well as to participate extensively in the broader life of the school
  • This role will involve travel and time away at our Kamoka Bush School during Term 2 of each year
  • Knowledge of health and safety and risk assessment practices will be a distinct advantage
  • Proof of registration with SACE
  • Any staff member working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate

To apply please click on the following link before the closing date of 31 March 2020:

https://stithian.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/

Applications received via email will not be considered. Applications must be done via the link above only.

Please note that due to technical issues applicants should use a PC and not a phone, notepad, etc. to create an account.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date
31/03/2020
Lyme Park, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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