Project Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 22 Jan 2024

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are looking for a Project Manager, with a well-established record of successfully delivering projects, preferably in the education sector. 

The Product Development Office (PDO) is responsible for projects related to courseware development at the Open Polytechnic. We develop Online Distance Flexible Learning (ODFL) via our iQualify Learning Management System and our Project Managers provides a point of focus for external projects within the PDO.

The Project Manager delivers projects by adhering to the Open Polytechnic's project management framework. This includes implementing and executing projects, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, facilitating the completion of required documentation, and managing projects through to the required standard, schedule and budget.

The ideal candidate will have; 

  • Strong command of stakeholder management 
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Ability to learn quickly and manage multiple tasks at once 
  • Attention to detail and project control skills 
  • An attitude of positivity, respect, helpfulness, and a willingness to learn 

Ngā pūkenga mo te tūnga | What you will bring to the role

You will have a passion for impacting the lives of everyday people and seeing them achieve their educational goals and dreams. You will also constantly be striving to be the best you can be, just as our students do and you pride yourself on the quality of your work.

You will have;

  • 3+ years' experience managing projects in dynamic environments 
  • An industry recognised certification (PRINCE2 preferred) 
  • Working knowledge of Project Management software (MS Project) 
  • Experience in contract management and managing contractors 
  • Experience with project budgeting and forecasting
  • Knowledge of the education sector, particularly Online Distance Flexible Learning

Mō mātou | About us 

The Kuratini Tuwhera is Aotearoa New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. We specialise in taking the learning to our students, focusing on enabling the success of approximately 30,000 students each year. We're a place where you can make a difference.

We offer a wide range of learning disciplines from Real Estate to Social Work, Construction and Education. From our Academic Staff Members to our Student Journey Centre, we ensure our students are at the heart of everything we do, every step of the way.

Open Polytechnic is a business unit of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, together with all other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Set up as part of the Government's Reform of Vocational Education, Te Pūkenga is creating a national network of online, on-campus and on-job learning. 

Ngā hua o tō tomo mai ki a mātou - Why you should join our team 

We offer our people free access to open polytechnic courses, free car parking on campus, flexible working options (including some working from home), a modernised working environment, subsidised school holiday programmes for your children, free fitness classes, and an on-site café. 

We are proud of our kaimahi and value every contribution from all of our people. 

Tono mai | Apply now 

If this role sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. Applications must be submitted online via our career's website. Contact [email protected]  with any questions about the role.

Applications close 22 January 2024 @ 11.00pm

Noho ora mai. Tēnā koe.



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