Programme Manager (Development & Delivery) – Job Listing

Programme Manager (Development & Delivery) – Job Listing

Increasing numbers of rangatahi (young people) are accessing digital technology.  With the new digital curriculum being rolled out to schools starting in 2020, young people are expected more than ever before to navigate digital spaces with ease.

The reality is however, schools, teachers and whānau to date have been ill equipped to support and guide young people in these spaces because until now they have been mostly hidden behind social media platforms, devices and video games.

Equally young people have been for the most part left to work out how to keep themselves safe.  While there are some amazing resources and initiatives available there are few programmes available and none directly focused on one critical issue which has arisen, digital wellbeing. Digital Natives Academy is seeking to fill this gap and help develop a collaborative space to develop, deliver and iterate on this innovative programme.

Digital Wellbeing

Digital wellbeing is a relatively new term, which has emerged out of our increasingly digital lives. Digital wellbeing is about having a deeper understanding of how “being” online influences the way we feel about ourselves and how our own behaviour impacts others in online spaces as well as the real world.

If you are interested in applying for the following job please click on the link below to our application form and attach your Cover Letter and CV.

Programme Manager (Development & Delivery)

Applications close 24 Feb 2020.

Skills required

As Programme Manager you will be responsible for working with a small professional team to act as the lead developer and coordinator of DNA’s programmes with a primary focus on our new Digital Wellbeing programme.

In this varied and pivotal role you will work alongside and assist DNA’s Digital Wellbeing Team to codesign this new and innovative programme.  Ideally you will be interested in digital spaces, esports, online gaming and social media.

Programme Overview

You will be responsible for developing and designing DNA’s new Digital Wellbeing Programme in collaboration with key partners, DNA’s founders, DNA’s Digital Wellbeing Team, Riot Games and deliver it to key stakeholders (young people, whānau, caregivers, teachers, schools, marae and community groups).

The programme consists of the following workshops:

  • 9-12 yrs (coached by teachers/parents) – Sportsmanship (Minecraft)
  • 13+ yrs (coached by teachers/parents) – Sportsmanship (Learn with League)
  • 9-12 yrs – Wellbeing, social media, staying safe online
  • 13+ yrs – Wellbeing, social media, staying safe online
  • Parents/Teachers/Adults – Wellbeing, competitive gaming/esports, social media, staying safe online

This is a dynamic and wide-ranging position, and some of your key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Tracking programme and project performance against plans and milestones
  • The provision of high quality, accurate, timely and transparent reporting to governance groups, independent evaluators and funders
  • Developing and codesigning key parts of this new programme alongside the programme team, key partners and stakeholders
  • Assist with the development and codesign of key programme resources (digital/hardcopy)
  • Building relationships with the local community and in particular Bay of Plenty schools, marae and hapū
  • Present and deliver key workshops alongside the team, to a range of groups including, teachers, students, whānau, parents and young people (50 places in total during year 1)
  • A current full clean New Zealand driver’s license is essential, and applicants must be legally entitled to work in NZ
  • Must be willing to be based in Rotorua

Minimum qualifications:

  • A completed degree focused in one of the following: mental health/wellbeing/education or related field
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary projects and mentoring others
  • Experience pitching, presenting to diverse groups including Māori
  • 2 years of industry experience developing and delivering programmes/projects with young people
  • A current full clean New Zealand driver’s licence is essential, and applicants must be legally entitled to work in NZ.

Your background should include project coordination experience, and the ability to demonstrate the following:

  • Familiarity with project and programme methodologies and practices
  • Experience drafting and consolidating high quality programme reporting
  • Experience working within a Kaupapa Māori space
  • Experience working with teachers, schools, marae, hapū
  • Experience in education and or mental health and/or social services
  • Experience with online gaming, esports, social media