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Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Recruitment 2023/2024

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls Recruitment 2023/2024.

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls – South Africa is a boarding school for girls, grades 8–12, in Henley on Klip, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

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Job Title: Manager: University Guidance and Scholarships


The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province, with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8-12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, CV with names of three contactable references, a copy of the highest qualification/s and a copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at to submit their application. Further information about the Academy can be found on its website (

The Academy is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is an equal opportunity employer.’

‘The Academy, in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), will attempt to ensure that the confidentiality of all applicants for this role is protected. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection and reporting process. By submitting your application, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.’

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Duties & Responsibilities

Key responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate, plan and controlled all the Academy’s university guidance and scholarships functions;
  • Provide input in the development of the Advancement and Partnerships strategy and drive the implementation process;
  • Develop, review, implement and monitor the university guidance policies, procedures and programmes;
  • Manage current and future operational needs and strategies as an integral component of the institutional planning process;
  • Arrange and attend all the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Foundation and corporate days held in the various provinces and institutions in collaboration with different stakeholders;
  • Develop a highly functional OWLAG Alumnae Association;
  • Compile annual budgets and quarterly forecasts in collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer and the Finance Manager;
  • Perform any other duties as and when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Solid understanding and familiarity with the goals, objectives and mission of an independent school.
  • Knowledge of varied South African tertiary admission requirements.
  • Knowledge in developing and executing a university guidance counselling function.
  • Strong commercial experience in budget forecasting and management.
  • Advanced computer literacy skills.
  • Commitment to service delivery excellence through development of efficient and effective services.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and commitment to motivating and developing staff and team building.
  • Demonstrated experience in multitasking and managing priorities.
  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Analytical and statistical skills.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyse information skilfully.
  • Excellent communication skills including presentations and proposals.
  • Attention to quality, accuracy and thoroughness
  • Innovator, initiator, exhibits enthusiasm, determined, hardworking.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strategic leadership.
  • Relationship and stakeholder management.
  • A willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
  • Act with the highest integrity and always uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability).
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Desired Experience & Qualifications

Minimum academic requirements and experience

  • A relevant Degree or any equivalent tertiary qualification preferably with a major in Psychology;
  • A postgraduate qualification in any relevant field will serve as an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role gained within an educational institution;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in budgeting and financial forecast management.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should kindly visit the company website to get more details and submit the application(s).