Project Leader - Manaiakalani Summer Learning Journey

Part time fixed term August 2021 - February 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the 2021-22 Summer Learning Journey, a holiday blogging programme for children in Manaiakalani schools throughout New Zealand that is now in its 5th year. This is a part-time role, requiring 10-24 hours per week increasing to 30-40 hours per week for December and January. This will include the Christmas-New Year period and may include some statutory holidays.

This role will be responsible for the overall planning, coordination and delivery of the Summer Learning Journey programme, and will contribute to the design of its evaluation. The successful candidate will have a background in education and be conversant with both the theoretical and practical aspects of digital programme delivery. They will have a strong understanding of the cybersmart curriculum, and will have well-developed communication, relationship and people management skills. The role will be well-supported by the Manaiakalani programme team.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Coordination of programme tasks and activities created by the Manaiakalani teacher community. These activities will be based around the theme of Celebrating Summer, and be broad in scope and appealing to learners at various year levels

  • Creation, population and management of a programme website that is attractive, engaging, accessible and easy to navigate for students, teachers and whānau

  • Design of Summer Learning Journey promotion materials to publicise the opportunity to schools, learners and whānau

  • Managing the hiring, training, leadership and support of a blog commenting team of up to 12 people

  • Hosting daily team briefings during the 6 week period of the Summer Learning Journey, ensuring issues and queries are resolved promptly

  • Liaising with the Manaiakalani research team to design tools and measures to evaluate the programme’s implementation and impact, including data collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data

  • Reporting and presenting on programme progress to a range of audiences as required

The work role can be undertaken from home, with occasional Auckland-based meetings for planning, communication and training purposes.

Explore the Summer Learning Journey 2020/21 site for more details.

To indicate your interest, pleas send your CV and covering email to Jenny Oxley, Chief Executive, Manaiakalani Education Trust, Auckland Ph 0274 483602 .

The Manaiakalani Education Trust

The Manaiakalani commitment is to support those New Zealand learners and families who find it difficult to access or afford local, global and digital citizenship. Manaiakalani Education Trust is an energetic and forward focused organisation to be part of. In 2021, the programme is partnering with over 100 schools in 12 locations as part of the Manaiakalani Programme Outreach.