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Velocity Programme Coordinator

Advertiser: The University of AucklandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
18 Nov 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Education & Training, Student Services

Job Description

If you have exceptional organisation, time management and administrative skills plus the ability to coach, advise and support student volunteers, then do we have a job for you!

The University of Auckland Business School’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship exists for all students and staff at the University of Auckland. Our free programmes, events and other support are designed to develop the entrepreneurial mindset and skills necessary for the ‘future of work’ and venture creation. Our participants have gone on to initiate a range of enterprises for the economic and social betterment of New Zealand.

As the Velocity programme coordinator, your job is to empower a team of student-volunteers to foster entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland. You will be part of a small team but expected to take full ownership of the Velocity programme. You will join a team who live by values such as ‘Dare Greatly’ and

‘Purposeful Impact’.  We are constantly inspired and renewed by the speakers and mentors we work with and by the students who flourish through their learning experiences facilitated by our Centre. As a team we work hard, we encourage each other, we ignite play and we celebrate our wins.  We are a team who gets stuff done!

The Velocity programme coordinator offers continuity and consistency with a student committee changing year upon year. The coordinator ensures the execution and operation of the Velocity programme. Velocity attracts over 1500 participants each year and delivers ten Innovation seminars, six Launch Pad seminars, four events, two competitions, and more.

This hands-on role will see you;

  • Assist and support the student volunteer team in delivering the yearlong Velocity programme, including administration of competitions and organising of all events and workshops.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching for a team of around 30 student volunteers.
  • Lead and create a professional development programme for the student team.
  • Work closely with the New Zealand entrepreneurial ecosystem, as they contribute to Velocity as mentors, judges and guests speakers.
  • Build and maintain positive business relationships with the sponsors of the programme.

Ideal candidates will have

  • A bachelor's degree with strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Experience in organising, delivering and marketing events.
  • Experience working with students and/or volunteers.
  • Exceptional time management skills.
  • Proven success in managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the New Zealand tertiary education sector would be preferred.
  • Understanding of the New Zealand entrepreneurial ecosystem would also be nice.
  • Experience building effective relationships in a complex organisation across a broad stakeholder group.

More information about this role is available in the Position Description.

Additional Information

Why work with us

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through: 

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits


Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date on Sunday, 01 December 2019.

Please include a CV and covering letter outlining what strengths you would bring to the role.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to

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