Remuneration: R10 000 basic plus commission on your sales
City: Johannesburg or Cape Town
Education level: Tertiary degree
Interests: Technology and Education
Language: First language English
Working hours: 9am – 4pm: meet your targets.
Own transport: Yes
To Start: 1st August 2012
Siyavula is a social enterprise intent on sustainably driving an innovative education agenda, to address the myriad of challenges faced by educators around the world and to restore a love for learning and teaching.
A key requirement to fulfilling this mission is enabling the provision of localised, relevant, up-to-date learning experiences when, where and how they are required. In this spirit the activities that Siyavula conducts are built on three pillars: community, technology and openness, with a view to improving education at all levels and in all areas. We offer the following products and service:
Openly-licensed Siyavula textbooks
The Siyavula Mathematics and Science textbooks are available for Grades 10, 11 and 12. These curriculum-aligned textbooks come alive online as they are filled with interactive rich media such as videos, simulations and powerpoint presentations. This interactive rich media gives learners a chance to catch up on a lesson they may have missed or “practice” science experiments without the required apparatus or laboratory risks involved. We are adding Life Science and Maths Literacy to our titles for 2013. Find our more here: http://everythingscience.co.za/
Siyavula has also developed an online practice service which is well integrated with the textbooks. Learners are able to assess whether they have understood the concepts covered throughout the curriculum-aligned Siyavula textbooks. The practice service is linked to the corresponding chapters, thus a learner can monitor their progress as they work through the textbook. The questions are similar to those found in tests and exam papers and progress is measured in terms of how well a learner does and how often they are practising. All answers are given as step-by-step worked solutions and are modelled on the worked examples in the textbooks. You can find out more here: http://everythingscience.co.za/online-practice-information
We are looking for an energetic and self-motivated person who is passionate about education and promoting the use of technology in the classroom. You need to be a fast and eager learner as well as confident presenting to small and large groups of people.
The chosen person will be asked to represent Siyavula by demonstrating the range of interactive textbooks and the online practice service to subject specific educators and school management.
The responsibilities will include:
- Setting up appointments with educators and attending meetings set up for you by Siyavula.
- Representing Siyavula at the appointments and demonstrating the range of products.
- Building strong client-relationships for Siyavula to maintain.
- Reporting back at the end of everyday to Siyavula on the daily meetings.
- Following up with prospective clients and closing the deal.
Our ideal candidate
We are looking for someone who has recently finished or is in the process of finishing their tertiary degree. It would be advantageous to have a degree relating to Maths, Science or Biology. They must be comfortable working with computers, tablets and cell phones. They should be interested in education in South Africa and good at conveying information and teaching people difficult concepts. This is a short term consultant contract for a person looking to gain experience in open-education, teaching with technology or educational sales.
Brave individuals should send their CV, attached photo and motivate by their preferred means (letters, blogs, email, video, presentations etc.) to Carine, best contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible and will begin reviewing applications immediately.